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Here are some of the currencies considered lucky in the world:
Singapore 1 Dollar
In the 1980s, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew issued a Singapore 1 Dollar cent denomination with elaborately carved two-sided coins in the shape of an octagon near the edge of a coin.
Right after being released, this coin has been considered a lucky symbol for all the owners. Most Singaporeans carry a penny dollar with them in the belief that this is the sacred.
Japanese 5 Yen
Japanese 5-Yen coin is made of brass and zinc, 22mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick, 3.75 g weigh and has a round hole in the middle 5mm wide.
In Japanese, 5-Yen coin is pronounced "gon-en", which coincides with a Chinese term meaning "marriage". Therefore, this yen is considered by many to be a lucky coin, especially when the round hole in the middle is considered by everyone to be the "window of the future."
When giving a wallet to another person, the Japanese always remember to put in a 5-Yen coin with the expectation that the owner of the purse would not have to worry about money.
American "peace" coin
Although it is only $ 1, the "peace" coin means a lot in the lives of Americans.
This coin was circulated between 1921 and 1935 in the United States and is considered a lucky coin with the Statue of Liberty. In addition, the meaning of luck lies in the concept of Westerners that "there is a dollar in the bag means you always have money."
Canadian 1 Dollar
It is also known as Lucky Loonie (lucky bird). One dollar coin of gold with 11 Canadian edges was put into use for the first time in 1987.
At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake, Trent Evans, a Canadian hockey player, secretly placed a Lucky Loonie on ice in the stadium. After that, both men's and women's hockey teams won the gold medal.
After the story, Lucky Loonie has become a lucky coin in Canada. Athletes of this country also have the habit of secretly carrying a coin Lucky Loonie in international competitions and considered it his "amulet".
Gold "angel" coin of France
It is said that when Augustine Dupre, the designer of the "100 Francs angel" gold coin - was sentenced to death, he took the coin in his hand to pray.
The executioner at sight has allowed him to exchange this coin for life. Since then, possession of the "angel" gold coin is considered a symbol of luck in France.
The original Irish people believed that a penny brought good luck to anyone who received it. One side of a coin is depicting a harp, the national symbol of Ireland.
Previously, Irish shopkeepers had traditionally paid a dime to shoppers to wish them luck with their choice.
In addition, there is another reason that this coin was famous for its minting in a certain period of time (1928-1968). After that, all pennies were withdrawn and melted. Only a few were kept by the people and taken away as souvenirs. Many years later, a penny is rare and is hunted by Irish collectors.
Six-cent coin of England
The six-cent coin of England, with its unique carvings, is considered one of the most famous lucky coins in the world.
The front of the coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II, the back of which is the four iconic representations of the United Kingdom consisting of the English rose, the Irish clover, the leek of Wales, and Scotland's branch of star fruit.
Five- cent coin of Falkland / Malvinas Islands
Falkland / Malvinas is a disputed archipelago between England and Argentina, located in the southern Atlantic, 650 km off the Argentine coast and 8,000 km from Britain.
The five-cent coin circulating on the Falkland / Malvinas Islands is considered a blessing to sailors and the people of the island.
The coin is carved in the shape of a large albatross flapping its wings. This is considered a happy symbol when returning home of long-time sailors or seafarers because the appearance of seagulls is a sign of the mainland in front.
One Pfennig coin of German
In the old German sense, this coin was capable of combating wickedness, forcing the sorceress out of the village, and so it was often attached to the door of the house for support.
Today, the same Pfennig is also called "one cent" and is used by people as a gift for its meaning in the spiritual life. In particular, a Pfennig coin is considered to bring the greatest fortune when you accidentally find it on the road.
Buffalo Nickel coin of USA
Buffalo Nickel also known as Hobo Nickel, has a picture of Native Americans on one side and American bison on the other. In the old days, Buffalo Nickel cost only 5 cents, but with a special carved image, it could be used in exchange for a warm blanket, meal or overnight stay for the homeless.
By: Gitta Russell