My Lucky Ship Just Came In
It's been coming since 1932!
Prosperity Lucky Ship 1932 Good Luck Coin
White metal, 30 mm, 10.38 gm
Woman standing holding cornucopia, rising sun to right
PROSPERITY / 1932 / LUCKY COIN
Sailing ship facing right
LUCKY SHIP / SUCCESS TO YOU
This token was possibly manufactured to "cheer people up" during the Great Depression of the 1930's.
They have been used in a number of films as prop coins, including "Intruder in the Dust" (1949).
Here's my hope that we all find our Lucky Ship in the New Year!
The token is struck with coin orientation, like US coins are.
The faint letters on the obverse match the letters on the reverse if one rotates the reverse image 180° and flips the image horizontally.
Image showing normal obverse and reverse rotated and flipped horizontally.
I believe that this is a "brockage" error and that the token obverse was struck by the reverse of another token and was then struck by the correct obverse die.
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