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2 unknown Tokens

Started by Afrasi, January 04, 2014, 08:15:06 PM

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good for 5 c in trade / 185
21.3 mm

1 / S
16.5 mm

I guess Seychelles is wrong, but don't know it better ...

Any help is welcome!  :D


Looks very North American to me (ยข).

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Found similar tokens on e bay saying "Two Metal Star San Francisco Trade Token "


Similar pieces are to be seen in the catalogue Video Arcade, Pinball, Slot Machine and other Amusement Tokens of North America, Alpert & Smith. 1984 but not those actual bi-metal pieces.

In fact many of the similar tokens there, are listed as unidentified anyway!
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.


I have had this piece at least 10 years...

You cannot rule out that it was used (when still new or nearly new) in England... the british book of machine tokens does include a few pieces that show a denomination of 5 Cents and many more are this size (equal or very similar to the size of the U.S.A. coin of the same face value)... also there is the fact that this token will have been "found" by me with a dealer in England.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker


Thanks for showing! Mmmmh ...

1. My piece came from the African East Coast
2. Your piece came from a British dealer
3. The C of the denomination looks American

I will try a wild guess! There exists one very special special island.

1. Its "first settlers" have to live now at the islands of the African East Coast.
2. It belongs to Britain.
3. It is "inhabited" mostly by US-Americans.

Could it be from Diego Garcia ?