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Luck of the Irish
This card has a Genuine Lucky Irish Penny
In the mid 1800's young people were leaving Ireland to find a new life in America and in their pockets, they put an Irish Penny for good luck. They believed the Irish Penny had the power to lead them to prosperity, a belief held to this day. This coin was last minted in 1968. The Irish Penny on this card is an authentic coin. This penny is quickly becoming a rare coin and so is the opportunity to own one. Send it to a friend and wish them the "Luck of the Irish".
Irish Coin Card
Printed on Gold Paper or Ivory laid stock
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" with matching envelope
Blank inside, legend on back.
Lucky Irish Penny
This unique penny is a piece of art, a big coin, 1.2 inches in diameter, it weighs almost one ounce and is made of copper (995 copper, 030 tin and .015 zinc). The Irish Harp, the national symbol of Ireland, is on one side and the other side has a hen and two chicks. This penny is becoming scarce. Last minted in 1968, the next mint was the decimal, making this the last year of true Irish coins. The penny attached to this card is in it's original condition after a possible 40 years of use and another 35 years of being stashed somewhere by a collector. It will polish up to a bright copper finish, but we are told by collectors that when a coin is polished, it loses its collector's value.
"The Lucky Irish Penny"
One legend says it is returned money given as a gesture when the price of a transaction is agreed on. To this day, the "lucky penny" tradition survives in small farming communities. Another legend is that described above that began in the 1800's. Today, belief in the luck of Irish pennies has become universal and is no longer limited to the Irish.
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