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Ireland / Re: What's with the lucky Irish penny?
« Last post by brandm24 on May 30, 2020, 11:49:52 AM »
Well, I agree about the rabbit...bad luck for the furry little thing. :(

You're dazzling me with the rest, Peter. I'll have to brush up on Lucky Luke and the Dutch" big package, small package" thing, and even the Lincoln knife connection until I have some semi-rational comments to make. :)

Maybe I'll call my brother-in-law.


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Yes, Delhi sultanate, Fakhr al-Din Muhammad b. Tughluq (ruled AD 1325-1351), paika, undated, G&G D394. It matches the photo in Goron & Goenka.

I think it's interesting that in Zeno there are two coins of this ruler for which one side of each matches your coin, but not the other side, while both sides match for the photo of D394 in G&G.

IF you look at the first zeno picture, the left picture needs to turn left 90degree to match with the above coin and reads "Muhammad bin Tughluq". The other side is fine and reads "Hasbi Rabbi (Sufficient is the Lord)".

The second picture is of different coin(D 421) which is of different text

My sample of D394 is here

Ireland / Re: What's with the lucky Irish penny?
« Last post by Figleaf on May 29, 2020, 07:26:39 PM »
The rabbit's foot thing is a myth. A rabbit's foot is bad luck. Consider what happened to the first owner. Limping at best.

The case for the US cent is clear, though but the origin is somewhat murky. There is a saying in Dutch that if you do not honour small things (like a wooden shoe) you are not worthy of big things (like a wooden windmill). You can observe this at Christmas, when women go for small packages and children for big packages. In addition, Lincoln Ultimately Caught a Knife spells LUCK! The fact that he didn't is irrelevant. Having two Lincolns on a coin is double luck, so it follows that this coin must be the most powerful lluucckkyy coin in the world.

The most balanced lucky coin is French though. See attachment. Lucky Luke is a French cartoon character. Pronounce the second U as the first to get an idea of how it sounds in French. Double luck again. But on the other side, you have Joe, William, Jack and Averell ... wait for it, drum roll please ... Dalton! The ever losing bad guys of the cartoon, different in size only, always in for bad luck. Great balance.

I understand that the issuance of the rolls of this coin (and possibly also other products) has been postponed until September because of COVID-19.
Ireland / Re: What's with the lucky Irish penny?
« Last post by brandm24 on May 29, 2020, 06:22:35 PM »
Well, here's a few other things that confuse me.

The Irish 3d was given to me as a gift by a man in Ireland I recently bought a coin from. He said it was for good luck and that I should carry it with me at all times. That was a new one on me...another Irish coin for good luck. Thinking about it though, a rabbit's foot is considered good luck. Carrying the whole bunny with me should bode well for my good fortune, one would think.

Now onto some lucky (?) US money. Apparently so if you believe the advertisement. The lucky US penny...excuse me, cent... does the same for that denomination. I mean the tag says so. I'm confused!

BTW, my brother-in-law isn't answering his phone. ???

Ireland / Re: What's with the lucky Irish penny?
« Last post by brandm24 on May 29, 2020, 04:58:45 PM »
Deploy your wife's shoe collection throughout the house, install a second hand turnstile at the front door. Make some signs proclaiming your house the World Shoe Museum. Now claim COVID-19 aid on account of having had to close the museum. Negotiate with tax inspector that, since the museum had to close, you cannot pay taxes, but you are offering the priceless shoe collection as collateral. Use COVID-19 aid to pay off mortgage. Use saved interest to pay off taxes. Offer shoe collection to the Imelda Marcos museum and live happily ever after.  ;D

The Irish are considered lucky because they own a lot of whisk(e)y to drown their many sorrows. The symbol of their luck is the four-leaved clover, which looks like a harp when you are digesting an important amount of alcohol. Since counting to four is difficult when your sight is unsharp, a three-leaved shamrock will usually do.

Any more problems I can help with?

If Imelda Marcos were still around, my wife would have a mighty tussle over control of the collection, Peter. She can counter punch with the best of them. After all she's a redheaded Irish girl from Philly...a dangerous combination of cunning, stealth, and street brawler. Oh my!! ;D

Your recommendations sound reasonable, but maybe I should run them past a cheap lawyer to be sure. My brother-in-law is one such creature...never passed the bar exam, mind you, but he reads a lot.

I do have some other things you can help me with but I'll get back to you later. Have to make a few calls right now.

Ireland / Re: What's with the lucky Irish penny?
« Last post by WillieBoyd2 on May 29, 2020, 04:05:13 PM »
Perhaps if one knew who made the shoes?

Shoemaker was a tradition occupation of a Leprechaun.

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