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    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
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    What is this thing?

    Hey folks!

    Anyone know if this is a token, or is it foreign currency?
    Dug it up today. It's a bit bigger than a US quarter and the same on both sides. Recognize it?

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    move along - nothing to see here..

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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro
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    looks like a Recent (last 40 years) Game piece .

    I'll look around
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Mar 08, 2017 at 02:41 AM.
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    Japanese pachinko machine token, I'm pretty sure.
    John in the Great 208
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    I agree with John; pachinko token; not any doubt.
    Don......
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    Mar 2011
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    Or Pachislot
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    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  6. #6
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    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    956
    1236 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks, folks!

    Seems an odd thing to find @ 7000' on a mountain, and four inches down in mud at the top of a sled run...
    Got to love metal detecting.
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    move along - nothing to see here..

  7. #7
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
    Minelab Explorer
    19,297
    12164 times
    Shipwrecks
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Correct, also; the game played on a Vegas-like slot machine (using the same type tokens) OR the traditional pachinko machine. The token may have inscribed the name of the 'parlor' where the game is played. 'Winners' get vouchers or some other evidence they won--but not cash since it's illegal to play for cash. Instead, the voucher (or other item) can then be 'redeemed' for cash at a nearby establishment organized for that very purpose.
    Don...

 

 

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