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The Swami gazes into a Crystal Ball
With the All-Seeing Eye and Lucky Charms
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These Good Luck Coins with the Swami and All-Seeing Eye were made in the United States
in the 1920's and 1930's and were sold by travelling carnivals and stores.
 
The "Swami" depicted on the coin was not specifically a Hindu, Muslim, Indian, or Asian man.
He was a carnival worker who usually wore a turban, gazed into a crystal ball, told fortunes, and gave advice.
One carnival term for such a worker was "raghead" due to the turban he wore.
 
The emblems on the coins are standard "Good Luck" symbols of the period.
Swami Coin
1. Swami and All-Seeing Eye Good Luck Coin - Uncirculated
 
Bronze, 32mm, 11.85gm
 
Obverse:
"Swami" or Fortune Teller wearing turban gazing into crystal ball.
Swastika appears on crystal ball.
GOOD LUCK WILL ACCOMPANY THE BEARER
 
Reverse:
Good luck symbols
Swastika, Heart-Key-Lock, Four-Leaf Clover, Elephant, Horseshoe, Rabbit's Foot, Wishbone
All-Seeing Eye below
THE ALL SEEING EYE / GUARDS YOU FROM EVIL
 
This token is in uncirculated condition which is unusual for these items.
 
Swami Coin
2. Swami and All-Seeing Eye Good Luck Coin - Regular
 
Bronze, 32mm, 11.97gm
 
This token is in circulated condition.
 
Swami Coin
3. Swami and All-Seeing Eye Good Luck Coin - Stained red
 
Bronze, 32mm, 12.03gm
 
This one has been damaged and colored red probably from sitting underground and being
found by a metal detector.
Who was the Swami?
 
Some of the "swamis" made it into the movies, including this fellow:
 
Wizard of Oz
4. Professor Marvel from "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
A newer version of the Swami coin:
 
This Good Luck Coin from an insurance company uses the All-Seeing Eye on it's reverse.
It does not have the swastika, possibly it was manufactured after 1933.
 
Swami Coin
5. Missouri Insurance Company All-Seeing Eye Good Luck Coin
 
Bronze, 32mm, 11.53gm
 
Obverse:
Eagle sitting
MISSOURI INSURANCE COMPANY
ST. LOUIS, MO.
GOOD LUCK WILL ACCOMPANY THE BEARER
 
Reverse:
Good luck symbols
Seven, Key-lock, Four-Leaf Clover, Elephant, Horseshoe, Rabbit's Foot, Eleven
All-Seeing Eye below
THE ALL SEEING EYE / GUARDS YOU FROM EVIL
 
This good luck coin does not have the swastika on the reverse as older versions do.