As you can tell from the photo, this “Lucky Penny” souvenir of Los Angeles is substantially larger than the real thing. It’s also so incredibly heavy that I suspect if I melted down it could pay for someone’s college education.   Although it’s dated 1920 it was made in the 1960’s. I’m not quite sure what the tie in was between a penny and Los Angeles but I’ve always felt incredibly lucky to live in LA so I maybe it’s just as simple as that.


2 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Giant Penny”

  1. Allee

    Wow, I was told it was from the 1960’s but the 1915 one you gave the link to was really from 1915 so I’m assuming this really is from 1920. Now I need to see what happened in LA in 1920. Thanks, Muntain Annie!