I have blogged several times about my superstitions. One of them involves carrying a coin in my pocket for luck when I am on stage. I am particular about what constitutes a "lucky coin". My requirements involve size and weight, and the fact that the "lucky coin" is not US currency. If you can spend it, it is change not a talisman. I also want the coin to be of a size that I can easily identify when reaching into my pocket. Lastly it can't be as big as a poker chip because I sometimes have a nervous energy habit of rolling the coin across my knuckles. A coin about the size of a half dollar is perfect.
I have a 75 cent piece coin that is the right size in my "lucky coin" collection. It has the face of Charlie McCarthy on one side and Mortimer Snerd on the other. It was given to me by Edgar Bergen. Seventy-five cents was the weekly allowance Edgar gave to Charlie McCarthy. Bergen had the coins struck as a give away to fans. He was asked to stop making them when it was found that they could actually be used in vending machines at the time. I don't know how many were struck or how many are still around, but I have retired this one from actual "lucky coin" duty.
But now my friend Clinton Detweiler has produced some really beautiful coins that are not only the perfect size for my talisman, they honor the mentors and peers of master ventriloquists. What could be more perfect for a superstitious ventriloquist like me? (Click here to take a look at the HOF Coins)
They have the potential of becoming incredibly rare collectors items since they are being sold only by Clinton who created the idea. If you are a collector of coins, novelty items or ventriloquist memorabilia, this could be right up your alley. I am not a paid sponsor just an avid fan of Mr. Detweiler. He has been a dedicated supporter and practitioner of the art of ventriloquism for most of my adult life. Now he has come up with an idea that speaks to my druid superstitions and my career passion. Thanks Clinton.
As you were,