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Offline Figleaf

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Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« on: November 13, 2011, 10:25:15 PM »
I should know this, but I don't. Never seen it before. Not in Kooy. No trace of the logo on Google.

Imitation Dutch 25 cent piece, 21.4 mm and 4.1 gram, magnetic.

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 10:44:40 PM »
I have not seen that one before...

However.... this reminds me - if you all look in a Standard Catalog of World Coins and find Netherlands 1 Cent 1948 then some of you will be looking at an image that matches a coin I got many years ago and others will be looking at an image that matches a plastic token I got the other day.... it all depends which edition of the book you have......

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 10:59:41 PM »
Just two ideas:

H H = Hanzestad Harderwijk?

Indonesia? Used like the South African "Gold Reef" tokens ...

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 06:42:50 AM »
Looks like an amusement token -- for use in a pinball, pachinko or video game machine. But I have no idea where it is from. The portrait does look like the Dutch queen. There is a token making firm (private mint) in Chicago called  Hoffman & Hoffman, which uses the  H H  mintmark, but I don't think they made this.
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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 06:26:04 PM »
This is a 21.2 mm white-metal token picturing Queen Juliana. Can somebody tell me what is is for? And where it is used?

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 09:42:02 PM »
See earlier posts. We didn't get far with this one.

Peter
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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 09:06:44 AM »
i don't know if it helps, but here is another joyful-land token.
23.5 mm
nickel plated brass

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 08:15:15 PM »
I think I found them on the web page of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. They are both gaming tokens, likely Pachinko tokens made in Taiwan. My daughter says there has been a series of Pachinko tokens inspired by circulating coins of foreign (to the Japanese) countries.

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 09:56:11 PM »
Another seen on eBay today looks to be brass this time but maybe the camera lied! ??? it often does these days.  ::)

Maybe someone can read the Chinese/Japanese? characters? ???
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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 02:34:56 PM »
another joyful land token.
same size, same metal and the same drops.
21.3 mm nickel plated iron

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 09:31:28 AM »
The font and decorations link this one with previous tokens, that are in turn linked to East Asia, so I think the Honk Kong link I reported above is solid.

Peter
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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2020, 09:42:18 AM »
Maybe someone can read the Chinese/Japanese? characters? ???

The characters are likely Chinese. I tried Pellinore's technique of using camera and Google translate on them. At one point, the app briefly translated the last two (?) characters as "via paradise". I tried translating joyful land in Google translate, getting characters different from the ones on the token.

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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2020, 09:44:41 AM »
A search for the tokens on the website provided by that link returns "Sorry! No records are found"
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Re: Unidentified token JOYFUL LAND
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2020, 09:58:50 AM »
It still works for me, though the company seems to be in Taiwan now.

Peter
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