Token celebrating the inauguration of President Franklin Roosevelt, 1933. Issued in both silver and gold finish (silver shown).
OBV: Bust of Roosevelt to left; inscription, LUCKY TILLICUM, above; REBUILD WITH ROOSEVELT, below. REV: Map of the United States, the year 1933 over a rising run above; inscription, PROSPERITY, above; FOLLOW THE ROOSEVELT TRAIL, below.
The hopes of the nation, badly shaken by the worsening depression, rested with Roosevelt as he assumed the Presidency in March 1933. Many saw thier fortunes tied with his, and carried charms such as this one, both to express support and manifest the desire that luck would follow thier leader into the White House. (N.B. Tillicum is Chinook for "fellow.")