BETTER AN OUNCE OF LUCK THAN A POUND OF GOLD
Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold is a companion piece to Three shells and a pea from the exhibition, As Luck Would Have It. The seven gold lustered lucky charms represent seven objects that people commonly hope are imbued with luck. The title comes from the notion that it is better to be lucky than wealthy because luck can bring wealth but not vice versa. These charms are meant to be used as a substitute for the gold pea pod in the shell game. They are used as another ruse to inspire engagement and speculation in the game.