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ONG-POT
« on: January 22, 2017, 12:14:18 PM »
ONG-POT consimilar brass 31.8mm

Where do I start?   ???

I did find someone named Ong Pot on Facebook...  Lives in Amphoe Bang Phli - City in Samut Prakan, Thailand
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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 01:20:17 PM »
ONG is the French (and Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and I presume Romanian) abbreviation for Non-Governmental Organisation.

That was the only thing that came to mind - probably irrelevant, though!

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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 02:02:32 PM »
I found this thai recipe with ong, but ong is not soup in Thai!

http://www.recipehub.com/18060-recipe-nam-prik-ong.html

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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 12:55:28 PM »
Found a Romanian "management organisation" by the name of ONG-P.O.T. here. I suppose ONG is the equivalent of NGO (non-governmental organisation) in Romanian - Organizație Non-Guvernamentală according to Google translate, but I have been unable to find what P.O.T. stands for.

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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 06:59:47 PM »
Pot need not be an abbreviation - it is a form of the verb putea, to be able. It could be an inspirational name for the NGO in question, rather like "Yes we can!" from Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

But apart from the LinkedIn profile Peter linked to, and the Facebook page of the same person which doesn't yield much if you're not friends with her, I can't find a right lot out about it either.

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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 04:50:57 AM »
I now have a second example of this token, exactly the same although a lot more worn. It came from a deceased estate with a daughter selling off her fathers rather old collection which contained many British Jack-pot tokens around forty to fifty years old, some of these are shown here.

Could ONG-POT be related to JACKPOT ? ??? It is the old penny size so would have fitted many of the earlier British slot machines.
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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 07:12:46 AM »
"Old penny size" rang a little bell. When the UK decimalised, it created a problem for some fairground denizens. In a game called "bulldozer", considerable amounts of worn pennies were used. As there was no new supply, they were at first countermarked, then replaced by metallic tokens and in the end replaced by more profitable plastic tokens. Your piece may be a penny replacement in a bulldozer game. It would explain their wear.

If both were found in Australia and none are known in the UK, they might be from down-under, where pennies were used also?

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Re: ONG-POT
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 11:21:38 AM »
Both were bought from the UK and almost 3 years apart.
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