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Max Mehl Legendary Texas Coin Dealer
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Max Mehl was a legendary Texas coin dealer who operated from the 1930's to the 1960's.
He is responsible for the fame of the 1913 nickels and other valuable coins.
B. Max Mehl Good Luck
1. Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl Good Luck Coin
 
Bronze, 31mm, 11.40gm
 
Obverse:
Figure of Hanuman, the Hindu Monkey God, holding his tail
 
Reverse:
Horseshoe
B. MAX MEHL / NUMISMATIST • FORT WORTH • TEXAS
GOOD LUCK be with you
 
The token sometimes came with a leaflet describing it as:
 
HINDU TALISMAN OR GOOD LUCK TOKEN
 
The enclosed Good-Luck Piece is a reproduction of HANUMAN, the Monkey God, and is
the most popular form of Talisman for Luck, Health and Good Fortune among the Hindus,
and his wonderful exploits are a constant theme of interest from childhood to old age.
 
He was unequaled in learning, knowledge of medicine and magic, and his skill and cunning
in defeating his enemies were superhuman.
 
He fought for RAMA, who was an incarnation of Vishnu, performing on his behalf
prodigious feats of valor. On one occasion, whilst fighting against Ravana, the
king of Demons, his enemies greased his enormous tail and set it on fire, but only
to their discomfiture, for with it HANUMAN, burnt down LANKA, their capitol city.
 
"LUCK IS THE ALLY OF DREAMS
THE COMPANION OF FAITH, AND HE WHO CHERISHES A
TALISMAN IS NEVER WTHOUT (sic) HOPE."
 
May this Talisman be a Token of Good Luck to you.
 
B. MAX MEHL, Numismatist
MEHL BUILDING
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
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