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Franklin D. Roosevelt Lucky Tillicums and Coins
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Franklin D. Roosevelt "Lucky Tillicum" coins and political items.
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lucky Tillicums:
 
These Franklin D. Roosevelt "Lucky Tillicum" coins were made as campaign items for the
1932 United States presidential election and to commemorate appearances at the
Chicago Century of Progress Exposition.
 
The phrase "Lucky Tillicum" was a popular expression at the time.
 
According to a New York Times article published October 7, 1932,
The word is from the Indian, signifying good luck, and the slogan, it was said, was fashioned by
Colonel Edward M. House.

(Colonel House was President Woodrow Wilson's number one assistant)
 
It also appears in the October 3, 1918 issue of "Printer's Ink", a New York advertising magazine.
The owner, who was a good business man, began to realize that Bill Jones was a lucky tillicum
to have around the place.

Roosevelt Tillicum
1. Franklin D. Roosevelt "Lucky Tillicum" Coin - 1932 Election Campaign
 
White metal, 27mm, 8.28gm
 
Obverse:
Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left
LUCKY TILLICUM / REBUILD WITH ROOSEVELT
 
Reverse:
Map of United States with sunrise behind it.
PROSPERITY / 1933 / FOLLOW THE ROOSEVELT TRAIL
 
Issued for the 1932 presidential election, whose winner would become President in 1933.
 
Roosevelt Lucky Tillicum
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt "Lucky Tillicum" Coin - Chicago Exposition 1933
 
White metal, 27mm, 7.91gm
 
Obverse:
Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left.
LUCKY TILLICUM / REBUILD WITH ROOSEVELT
 
Reverse:
Map of United States with sunrise behind it.
A CENTURY OF PROGRESS / 1933 / CHICAGO / FOLLOW THE ROOSEVELT TRAIL
 
Issued for the 1933 Chicago Exposition or World's Fair "A Century of Progress".
 
Roosevelt Lucky Tillicum
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt "Lucky Tillicum" Coin - US Capitol and Dirigible
 
Brass, 32mm, 12.86gm
 
Obverse:
Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left.
LUCKY TILLICUM / REBUILD WITH ROOSEVELT
 
Reverse:
United States Capitol building and Dirigible flying
UNITED STATES CAPITOL
 
This one is larger than the previous political "Lucky Tillicum" coins.
 
The dirigible is probably the US Navy rigid airship USS Akron which was built by the
Goodyear-Zeppelin company and launched in 1931.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Coins:
 
These Franklin D. Roosevelt coins to commemorate an appearance at the
Chicago Century of Progress Exposition,
highlight the National Recovery Act (NRA), a "New Deal" program,
commemorate an appearance at the 1936 Texas Centennial Fair,
and in 1945 as a memorial medal.
Chicago Roosevelt
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt Chicago Exposition Medallion
 
Bronze, 32mm, 14.49gm
 
Obverse:
Hall of Science Building
A CENTURY OF PROGRESS 1934
CHICAGO
J O POLLACK CO CHI
 
Reverse:
Facing portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT 31st PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
© (Copyright)
 
The J.O. Pollack Company of Chicago made items such as tokens and rings.
 
Roosevelt New Deal NRA
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt New Deal NRA Medallion
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.46gm
 
Obverse:
Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left
ONWARD AMERICA
A NEW DEAL
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
 
Reverse:
NRA Eagle holding gear and lightning bolts NRA MEMBER
WE DO OUR PART
U.S.
THE OSBORNE REGISTER CO. CIN. O. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 
The National Recovery Administration (NRA) was the primary New Deal agency established
by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) in 1933.
The Osborne Register Company is now known as the Osborne Coinage Company.
 
Roosevelt Texas Fair 1936 Elephant
6. Franklin D. Roosevelt Texas State Fair 1936 Medallion
 
Brass, 32mm, 10.70gm
 
Obverse:
HEADS YOU WIN / LUCKY COIN / 1836 TEXAS CENTENNIAL 1936
John Nance Garner and Franklin D. Roosevelt profiles
 
Reverse:
TAILS YOU LOSE / 1936
Elephant rear end, the elephant represents the Republican Party.
 
This item was issued in conjunction with the Texas Centennial 1836-1936 and the Texas State Fair.
John Nance Garner of Texas was Roosevelt's vice-president in 1932 and 1936.
The shield and initials MPB PIU are labor unions which indicate that the token was made by the
Bastian Brothers Company of Rochester, NY, which was a union company.
MPB PIU are Metal Polisher Buffers Union and Platers International Union(?).
 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
7. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Medal
 
Bronze, 34mm, 17.16gm
 
Obverse:
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES / FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
 
Reverse:
FOR COUNTRY AND HUMANITY
INAUGURATED PRESIDENT / MAR 4, 1933 / JAN 20, 1937 / JAN 20, 1941 / JAN 20, 1945
DIED APRIL 12, 1945
IN MEMORIAM
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