Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny

Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny
Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny
Title
Washington, D.C. Lucky Penny
Date 
1927
Medium 
Cooper-plated pewter
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 13/16 in. ( 7.1 cm )
Description 
Copper-plated pewter struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right with legend: "LUCKY PENNY" and date "1927" to the right of 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 
1966.102
Gallery Label 
Medals known as "lucky pennies" have been sold at souvenir stands from 1913 to the present. Most of these pieces picture heads of Native Americans or a bust of Abraham Lincoln, as does this example.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group