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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 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?
 
The "Swami" depicted on the coin was not a Muslim, Hindu, or Asian.
He was a carnival worker who wore a turban, gazed into a crystal ball, told fortunes, and gave advice.
One carnival term for such a worker was "raghead".
 
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A newer version of the Swami coin: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.