COIN - Large Lucky Penny from La Junta, CO. (#134 – LC1B) - Phoenix - collection coins

COIN - Large Lucky Penny from La Junta, CO. (#134 – LC1B) — Phoenix

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COIN - Large Lucky Penny from


La Junta, CO.


(#134 – LC1B) $15

Attention collectors, coin buffs & enthusiasts!!!

You are looking at a large vintage lucky penny from La Junta, Colorado. It has the raised image of a Native American, which is really the head of “LIBERTY” wearing a feather head dress of an Indian Chief, and the words "Lucky Penny” and 1915 on the front. The back has olive branches around the outside and in raised lettering “SOUVENIR PENNY OF LA JUNTA COLORODO”.

From the looks of the coin, it was probably issued in the mid 1950’s as a souvenir of this lovely town which is located at the junction of several highways; U.S. Route 350, US50, State Highway 109 and State Highway 10 and is the hub of the Arkansas River Valley. The name La Junta is of Spanish origin and is pronounced La Hunta.

This souvenir medallion is quiet heavy, probably made of copper or bronze and in excellent condition ready to be inserted into any collection. It would also be a great gift for a collector, hobbyist, novelist or the beginning coin collector as well. These oversize coins can also be used as paper weights, flipping coin for sporting events, tooth fairy payments, drink coasters and key chains. It will look good on your desk as a paper weight, or on a shelf.

Particulars:

Year: 1915 on coin

Alloy - Material: Copper or bronze

Coin Grade: Excellent

Size: 1 7/8” across

Thickness: ¼”

Weight: 122g

Markings:

Obverse (front):

· raised image of a Native American, which is really the head of “LIBERTY” wearing a feather head dress of an Indian Chief and the words "Lucky Penny” and 1915 on the front

Reverse (back):

· has olive branches around the outside and in raised lettering “SOUVENIR PENNY OF LA JUNTA COLORODO”

Please feel free to contact me for more information:

George

480-231-1840

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