Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny

Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny
Title
Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny
Date 
1927
Medium 
Copper-plated pewter
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 13/16 in. ( 7.2 cm )
Description 
Copper-plated pewter struck medal with obverse showing head of Native American in traditional feather headdress facing left with legend: "LUCKY PENNY" and date "1927" at center below bust. Reverse depicts the Capitol Building in central roundel inscribed "CAPITOL" below and surrounded by laurel wreath; legend: "SOUVENIR/OF/WASHINGTON/D.C."
Credit Line 
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1966.151
Gallery Label 
Medals known as "lucky pennies" have been sold at souvenir stands from 1913 to the present. Most of these pieces picture a bust of Abraham Lincoln or heads of Native Americans, as does this example.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group