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Offline jezuss

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himawari token
« on: October 09, 2020, 09:49:47 AM »
himawari token 26.2mm
looks like a bi-metal token, but the core is some sort of plastic.

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Re: himawari token
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 11:38:01 AM »
This obviously is a "container" for an RFID chip like the plastic tokens used for some METRO systems e.g. in India and China. This container must of course be of a non-conducting material like plastic or paper, to allow information exchange by radio waves. That it is such type of token is also evidenced by the serial number printed on the token.

I do not know what this token was used for.

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Re: himawari token
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 02:11:39 PM »
Yes, a transport token of the Sunflower ferry company. Himawari is sunflower. The characters on the side pictured left mean something like valid for one day, while those on the left go in the direction of valid on the day of issue.

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Re: himawari token
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 08:49:30 PM »
another himawari token.

25mm nickel plated brass

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 10:04:20 PM »
That logo is on the side of the ferries you see in the link above. Strange denomination, though.

Peter
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Re: himawari token
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 10:19:21 PM »
another himawari token: himawari fantasy world 25mm
stainless steel and nickel plated brass

stainless steel tokens have been made by hue-hua:
https://yuehua.en.made-in-china.com/product/hBrnqLCcbgkU/China-Board-Game-Machines-Stainless-Steel-Token.html


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Re: himawari token
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 10:21:46 PM »
and a token with a sun flower.
25mm nickel plated brass

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Re: himawari token
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 10:26:53 PM »
The ferry provides entertainment on board. These may be gaming (including pachinko) tokens.

Peter
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Re: himawari token
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2020, 11:21:44 PM »
This obviously is a "container" for an RFID chip like the plastic tokens used for some METRO systems e.g. in India and China. This container must of course be of a non-conducting material like plastic or paper, to allow information exchange by radio waves. That it is such type of token is also evidenced by the serial number printed on the token.

I do not know what this token was used for.

This can be tested with a smart phone if you have NFC enabled, passing the phone over the token should produce a beep.
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