Lucky Pig with different Coins (Lucky Cent, Lucky Sixpence,…)
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). This coin is a true piece of Americana in so many ways.
While Buffalo nickels were worth five cents to most people who used in them in daily transactions during the heyday of the Buffalo nickel, they were worth a warm blanket, hot meal, or place to rest overnight to the many homeless people who carved their own special images on Buffalo nickels. These Buffalo nickels with special carvings are popularly called Hobo Nickels and were traded in by their creators for all kinds of needed goods and services.
Indian cents 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.
Lucky Coins for Brides:
Perhaps one of the most famous lucky coins in the world is the British sixpence coin. The British sixpence coin was first made as a silver coin back in 1551. The last sixpence coin was made for circulation in 1967, when Great Britain converted to a decimal monetary system; a proof version was made in 1970.
For centuries, brides have been wearing sixpence coins in their shoes with the hope that their marriage is filled with prosperity. For that reason, British sixpence coins are among the most popular wedding gifts for brides.
The British sixpence coin has a portrait of the reigning king or queen on the obverse (most recently Queen Elizabeth II as seen on 6 Pence coins from 1953 to 1970) and, on later sixpence coins, 4 flowers on the reverse:
• The English rose
• The Irish shamrock
• The Welsh leek
• The Scottish thistle
The history of the British sixpence coin goes back ages, and has long been part of this famous saying:
And a sixpence for her shoe