Lucky Lindbergh token

Object Number: 
2002.32
Date: 
1927
Medium: 
brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on bottom of obverse: "WHITEHEAD & HOAG"
Description: 
Circular metal token inscribed on obverse: "LUCKY LINDBERGH COIN / THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" with airplane flying above clouds, four-leaf clover, shield, horseshoe, and bust of Lindbergh facing right; reverse inscribed: "FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT NEW YORK TO PARIS / CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH / MAY 20TH / MAY 21ST / 1927"
Gallery Label: 
American aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927, gaining him immediate international fame. Dubbed "Lucky Lindbergh" and the "Lone Eagle" by the press, he was showered with honors by the public. On June 13, 1927, New York City celebrated Lindbergh with an enormous ticker tape parade. This token may be one of the numerous souvenirs manufactured for the event.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Donald W. Fowle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group