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Offline Figleaf

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Machine token
« on: March 27, 2016, 04:02:27 PM »
Probably a machine token for an English-speaking area is as far as I get... Size is not typically British, more like Danish.

3.2 grams, 21.5 mm. Brass. The other side is blank.

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Re: Machine token
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 09:16:43 PM »
Normally have "FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY" on the reverse or with "PROPERTY OF OK VENDER" etc, all the ones listed on eBay(there are quite a lot) are from the USA.

"Atlantic City OK Vendor Loaned For Amusement Only - Manufactured with Hole in Center Several Types"

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« Last Edit: March 27, 2016, 09:41:38 PM by constanius »

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Re: Machine token
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2016, 11:14:10 PM »
Thanks. Good enough. US it is. Hole seems a bit larger on mine, but you'd expect that someone figured out that they could save cost or increase margin that way. Size is fair enough to fit in.

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Re: Machine token
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 11:23:15 PM »
The hole is a security feature, a spike goes through the token to accept it. Otherwise it is rejected.

Of course the OK vending machines were also used wherever they were exported to as well as in the US (and sent with a supply of tokens as the local currency would be different)
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