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Eurocoin London
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:27:06 AM »
EUROCOIN LONDON Tel: 44-208-275-3000 / SECURITY GAMING TOKEN rev. EUROCOIN LONDON Tel: 44-208-275-3000 / Roger Williams Mint / Smart Mark / TOKEN SECURITY SYSTEM

Unsure of metal ~ its a yellowish nickel type 24.9mm

No mention found on the Eurocoin web page of the US company Roger Williams Mint. ???  ...also a different phone number to that given on their page.
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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 09:52:22 AM »
IIRC, London phone numbers start with 207. This may be just outside the London area. Also, strange to see no + in front of the 44. This way, it looks more American than Western European.

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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 12:26:38 PM »
As for the phone number, I thought that the London area now uses a "unified" 20 area code? Anyway, this file from 2013 has the newer number (1707 area code) on the front page but the older 208 elsewhere. Cannot say anything about this particular token though, sorry.

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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 12:39:43 PM »
That is also the same number given on the link I shared ~ Tel:+44 (0) 1707 280 000 ~ but as you say the other number shown inside the catalogue, where their address is given as Barnet, Herts., is indeed quite a way outside London.

I wonder if the 1707 number is a free call ? ??? ...as are our 1800 numbers in Oz.
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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 01:01:25 PM »
Seems the company moved to Welham Green at some point. And 1707 is the area code for that place. A toll-free number would be 800, maybe others too, but not that one ...

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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 07:50:16 AM »
IIRC, London phone numbers start with 207. This may be just outside the London area. Also, strange to see no + in front of the 44. This way, it looks more American than Western European.

Peter

Christian is right, the London code is 020, and always has been since the 02- range of codes were introduced (2000 IIRC). Previous to that, the city was divided into inner (0171) and outer (0181) code areas. When 020 was introduced, the previous 7-digit subscriber numbers were given an extra digit at the beginning, which at first consisted of just adding 7 to previously 0171 numbers and 8 to previously 0181 numbers.

This is where the misconception of the fictitious codes "0207" and "0208" comes from. Ever since 2000, you have needed to dial the whole subscriber number (8 digits) if within the 020 area, regardless of whether you or the number you're calling was in the 0171 or 0181 area previously. New numbers have been allocated without reference to the earlier system, and subscriber numbers can now begin with digits other than 7 or 8.

The same issue afflicts other cities which changed from 6 to 7-digit subscriber numbers in the 1990s. Sheffield numbers are 0114 xxx xxxx and not 01142 xxx xxx (originally, the same thing happened there as in London and a 2 was added to numbers).

Sorry for the outburst; incorrectly written phone numbers bug me to an irrational degree, for some reason  :)

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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 08:02:37 AM »
So what is the the number shown? 44-208-275-3000 is it correct or superseded? If you dial +44 you probably don't use the 0 before 20 ???

Apparently they have moved to Welham Green, but the site in my link has both numbers, it seems probable the sales office is still at Barnet and using this number. ...not so very far from Barnet perhaps at the same location.

Anyway what I really wanted to know is if the Roger Williams Mint has amalgamated with Eurocoin?
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Re: Eurocoin London
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 08:16:07 AM »
I would imagine it was "correct" at the time the token was made, in the sense that if you rang it you would get through. But the typography of the number is wrong, both with the placing of the 7 and the absence as Peter noted of the +. It should be +44 20 8275 3000. Google seems to think that this is still the number to Eurocoin in Barnet.