The lucky chimney sweep brings in 2014 by successfully rowing his boat over the hump into the New Year while popping his champagne cork. Engraved with the loosely translated saying “Although, I am small and round, I’ll bring you luck all year round."
- Contains .0494 oz of .585 fine Gold.
- Comes in a box and includes a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Features the chimney sweep, a popular good luck charm, seated in a sailboat.
- Reverse: This image can be interpreted in a number of ways and here we would like to suggest some possible meanings as to the message: “No wind favors he who has no destined port” (Michel de Montaigne), “He who has been away at sea is not afraid of puddles” (Russian proverb), or “We cannot change the wind, but we can adjust our sails”(Aristotle).
- Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.
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These lucky tokens have been a tradition in Austria since the 1930s. Many people give them to each other with the wish for a happy, healthy and successful coming year. Austrians will carry the annual token in their purses, pockets and wallets for the whole year to maintain the best wishes at all times.