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Offline africancoins

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Syndicat de Mouscron
« on: January 22, 2012, 09:30:46 PM »
This token is - Syndicat de Mouscron // 31 - I think that it is from Belgium.

It also seems to be Tin-plated-Zinc as per the first token in this topic.

Diameter 18mm.

Does anyone know about this token? It seems to be a machine token a bit like the SAPHO/NPSC token.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

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Re: Syndicat de Mouscron
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 10:43:29 PM »
Mouscron/Moeskroen is indeed in Belgium, though on the French border and the agglomeration continues into France, where it is called Tourcoing. I think the token is too large to be one of the post First World War tokens, but about the right size to be a casino token. There is no casino in Moeskroen today, but there is a bus stop "Moeskroen Casino" in the centre of town (crossing of Sint-Pieterstraat and Rue Saint-Joseph).

Syndicat can refer to trade union - in which case a co-op would be more logical - or a tourist information office - which would plead for a casino.

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Re: Syndicat de Mouscron
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 12:20:52 PM »
It is in fact a tiny token of only 18mm - smaller than the post First World War tokens so unlikely to be a casino token.
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Re: Syndicat de Mouscron
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 12:43:40 PM »
Sorry. I mixed up 18 and 31, They are so alike ::)

Yes, that makes a co-op token (proof of membership?) more likely.

Peter
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