NY Coffee Cup Change Purse
NY Coffee Cup Change Purse
NY Coffee Cup Change Purse
NY Coffee Cup

"Lucky Beggar" NY Coffee-to-Go Cup Change Purse

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  • Supple-stitched faux leather purse mimics the NY Coffee-to-Go paper cup
  • Well-constructed of durable purse closes with a sturdy zipper
  • Measures 4-inches tall, 4-inches across at top, and 2-inches deep  
  • Part of the proceeds of each sale is donated to HELP USA
  • Sales of the purse have helped the homeless since 1986

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Closely modeled after the NY Coffee-to-Go Cup Change Purse, and featuring an accurate rendering of the Greek diner motif, this city-centric coin purse started off as an exhibit in a New York art gallery, although its origins are much humbler.  Although the Bowery had been a section of New York City where theater life flourished from about 1860 to 1875, by the 1880s it had become a sordid district.  NYC artist George Skelcher was inspired to create the purse after seeing Bowery beggars using the paper cups to panhandle for change.