New Coin Challenge for January 2012

It’s almost January and time for a new coin challenge prior to the next coin show.

Remember, the objective is to identify the coin and whether the image is on the obverse or reverse. Also, what is the year or span of years for the coin, and what type of metal – silver, gold, cupro-nickel, platinum or bi-metallic?

Take a look at the picture:

Coin Challenge for January 2012


Now, for a few hints – not many, we don’t want to give it away!

  1. Whaling made the area prosperous
  2. Kerosene generated an economic downturn
  3. The area profited from vice with a large red light district and many bars

Let’s stop there.

We may add more hints to the blog before the January 15 coin show.

During the week after the show, both the challenge and the answer will be posted on the Coin Challenge section of the web site.

Have fun!