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Leon and Eddie's Nightclub Good Luck Coins
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Leon & Eddie's was a New York City nightclub in the 1930's and 1940's.
It was run by two long-time entertainers, Leon Enkin and Eddie Davis.
 
It featured entertainers including comedians, dancers, and strippers.
Some famous names performed there, including Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope,
Red Skelton, and Milton Berle.
 
It was located at 33 West 52d Street and had a back wall with caricatures of Leon and Eddie
thumbing their noses at each other, as depicted on the coin.
The club closed in 1953, and the building was later demolished.
 
These good luck coins are most likely from the 1930's when "good luck" coins were popular.
Leon and Eddie
1. Leon and Eddie's Nightclub Coin - Uncirculated
 
Brass, 32mm, 11.18gm
 
Obverse:
Leon and Eddie thumbing noses at each other
LEON & EDDIE'S
33 W 52 N.Y.C.
"ALWAYS THE HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN!"
EUE (Francis or Franz Eue, a designer for the Medallic Art Company)
 
Reverse:
Torch
CARRYING THE TORCH FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE
LEON & EDDIE'S
 
This one is almost uncirculated and was probably kept as a souvenir.
 
Leon and Eddie
2. Leon and Eddie's Nightclub Good Luck Coin - Regular
 
Brass, 32mm, 11.14gm
 
The reverse of this coin also has "GOOD LUCK".
 
This was the first one of these items that I acquired.
 
Leon and Eddie
3. Leon and Eddie's Good Luck Coin - Worn
 
Brass, 32mm, 10.52gm
 
The reverse of this coin also has "GOOD LUCK".
 
This one is quite worn and it may have been a pocket piece at some time.
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