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Offline Figleaf

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Swedish amusement token issued by Bally
« on: May 01, 2011, 02:52:24 PM »
This is a nickel or nickeled token, 5.5 grams and 24.4 mm. Both sides are the same.

Who'd want a loss token? :) Anyway, it's Swedish and a gaming token, but who issued it? My prime suspect is Gröna Lund, the Swedish answer to the Danish Tivoli, because they use the same word on tokens assigned to them, except that those are all in brass...

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 08:18:59 AM »
Can anyone shed any light on this (who made it, where it came from) beyond the obvious?

The text reads "For Amusement Only" and the token is about the size of a 1-krona coin, but made of steel. What if anything is the significance of the 4?


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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 08:06:27 AM »
No solutions, but more clues and some speculation.

The additional clues: the attached token is Swedish, 5.5 grams and 24.4 mm

The speculation: a Swedish games machine builder whose logo is an oak leaf and whose machines require at least 4 different types of tokens.

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 01:27:27 PM »
I managed to find the others, 2 and 3 - they may be for use in a casino. A possibility is a part of Bally's casinos which appear to be worldwide. [the vinst pollet token is a little different].

See also Profit token
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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 05:22:20 PM »
Vinstpollett means 'winning token', so it might be that Peter's token is something paid out by the machine if you win a game.

Thanks for the other ideas, both!

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 02:47:45 AM »
A eBay seller today lists the same token as being an issue from Bally.
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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 02:55:24 AM »
See this page for the possible solution.
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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 11:29:48 AM »
I'll buy that. Another one solved. Thanks, Malcolm.

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 01:46:36 PM »
Just found this in my collection as I updated the card on the other token I have now identified as Bally.

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 04:47:24 PM »
Here's another Bally endast för förströelse token to add to the collection. Brass, 24.3 mm, 4.74 g.

FWIW I don't think any of these are related to Gröna Lund. I have some from the latter (shortly to be posted) and, like Liseberg in Gothenburg, it seems that GL always made its own branded tokens. The Bally ones (with or without 'Bally' text) seem much more generic.

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 05:19:46 PM »
Gröna Lund was early speculation on the oak leaf tokens. I think we all agree now that the oak leaf tokens came from Bally.

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 08:47:40 PM »
The link in reply 6 is now broken, it seems I should have copied the information to here re the solution.

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Re: Swedish amusement token
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 10:07:10 AM »
Another 'winning token' which has nothing else but VINSTPOLLETT uniface brass 25mm
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