Did you ever feel as though some people have more luck than you? Why is that? Because we think that they have their own ideas as to what makes a coin lucky. Here are ten lucky coins that may help bring you some luck in 2015
All people need a little luck in our lives. The 5 yen coin is considered a sort of lucky charm in Japan and in Great Britain, They place a penny in the bride’s shoe to ensure the wealth and good fortune of the couple. Bellow are common ways to get luck from lucky coins in the world.
One Dollar – Lucky Canadian Loonie
One Dollar – Lucky Canadian Loonie. As Canadian athletes begin their journey to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to release this beautiful coin in celebration of Canada’s outstanding athletic talent. This stunning coin features a coloured Canadian Olympic Team logo, nestled alongside a depiction of the Common Loon (Gavia immer) that ripples the still waters of a lake.
Lucky Irish Penny
Lucky Sixpence Coin for the Bride
The wedding tradition of placing a penny in the bride’s shoe was made popular with a Victorian rhyme – something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in your shoe. Over the years, the term sixpence has been replaced with the term penny. In this rhyme, the penny was used to ensure the wealth and good fortune of the couple. This tradition may, also, have a basis in the belief of the Irish that a penny, particularly an Irish penny, would lead them to prosperity.
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Lucky Gold Angel coin – French
Legend has it that anyone who owns an Angel Coin is promised love, money, and happiness. The original “Angel Coin” was minted by Augustine Dupre, a nobleman who was commissioned by King Louis XVI in 1792 to design the new monetary currency for France. A firm believer in the power of guardian angels, Dupre incorporated this theme into his design using a mold of unknown material created by an alchemist known only as Lestat.
Years later, when Dupre fell out of favor with the King and was condemned to death, legend has it that he was saved from the guillotine when the Coin he carried as a talisman reflected the sunlight in his jail cell so brilliantly one day that the guard on duty broke into tears at the sight, unlocked the cell door, and let Dupre make his escape.
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Japanese 5 Yen Coin
The “magic” of this five yen coin is actually based on the Japanese pronounciation that sounds like the expression for good luck. The 5 yen coin is pronounced “go-en” in Japanese, this also coincidentally means “good luck”. The Japanese word for “5 yen” and the Japanese word for “karma” are also homophones.
As a result, people like to give five-yen coins as donations to Shinto shrines. It is also widely believed that putting a 5 yen coin in a wallet before putting any other money will attract good luck. People can carry them in their pocket, purse, wallet or wear it on a chain or ribbon (the handy hole in the coin’s center makes this easy). Sometimes new wallets are sold already containing a five yen coin inside. In order to develop better karma, people like to donate five yen coin at religious places.
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Indian Head Penny
Indian Head Penny were made for 50 years, spanning from before the American Civil War to after the turn of the 20th century. Indian cents circulated well into the 20th century and were held aside by the young and old alike. The famous profile of Miss Liberty in a headdress has intrigued Americans for well over a century and continues to be a popular coin with collectors and non-collectors alike.(source from: coins.thefuntimesguide.com)
Peace Silver Dollars
Peace Silver Dollar is one of the nicest examples of silver dollars the United States has minted and came about thanks to the Pittman Act of 1918, which melted millions or Morgan silver dollars in support of the British and American war effort during WWI. The coin was designed by Anthony de Francisci and the portrait of the liberty face on the 1921 Peace silver dollar was modeled after his wife.
Singapore $1 dollar coin
The one dollar coin is inscribed with an octagon, which looks like a Chinese Bagua. It seems that the Feng Shui masters in Singapore said that the construction of the MRT tunnels through downtown Singapore would have a negative effect on the country and her people. To counter this, they recommended that every household display a bagua to negate this. As there were many locals who did not adhere to this Chinese belief, the hexagon shaped design was incorporated into the one dollar coin. Hearsay has it that Singapore’s senior minister, Lee Kwan Yew who is a firm believer in Feng Shui was told by fortune tellers that his dynasty would remain in power as long as the octagon was spread throughout Singapore.
German 1 Pfennig
Everyone in Germany believes in the magic of the ‘Glückspfennig
The Lucky Buffalo Nickel
Buffalo nickels have a somewhat romantic place in coin collecting. They feature a Native American on the obverse and the legendary American bison (which most people refer to as a buffalo on this coin). Buffalo nickels are also regarded as good luck pieces by some and seem to engender a sense of nostalgia for others. (Source from coins.thefuntimesguide.com)