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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by geofri, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Cuz I sure don't!


    I should probably join a coin collectors forum, to try to get it ID'ed but I wondered if any GTers might happen to know :dunno:

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    its quarter sized and brass...
     
  2. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Game room token. Good for one free play at Chuck E. Cheese.
     

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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    Looks like a freeze plug for the air compressor on a locomotive.
     
  5. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    :upeyes:


    :rofl:


    DING DING DING, a winner!:supergrin:

    uh.. you makin that up? never heard of such a thing.. :dunno:
     
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  7. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    thats as far as i made it.. a piece of brass..


    im really curious about the stamp on it.. a key and the letter S...
     
  8. DEADLYACCURATE

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    A piece of brass with a key and the letter s :dunno:
















    :whistling:
     
  9. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    actually it might really be a game room token
     
  10. DScottHewitt

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    It is. The logo is the mark of whatever game room/arcade it was used in.
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Or judging by the light corrosion, it could be from a car wash or laundromat.
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Hmm. I wondered if it could be a token..

    I wonder how I should go about IDing the stamp..
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    If that is the case.. wouldn't it be pretty old?

    ive never seen tokens for a car wash or laundry mat :dunno:
     
  14. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Car wash near me uses them to this day as do many laundromats. It keeps people who do not use their facility from coming in just to make change.

    BTW, any idea how old that slug is?
     
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    They had brothel tokens back in the day, but I doubt that yours is that old.
     
  16. Glock Enthusiast

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    I have been putting in some work with my search-fu. One of my leading theories on your item at this point it is that is a pub token from between the 18th - 20th century. The marking would be the mark of the particular establishment. This is simply one of my leading theories from looking at many pictures of brass coins/tokens in the past hour. The simplicity of the press and the unidentified stamp push me towards this theory.
     
  17. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    It may be a Brass Coin blank.

    They are mainly used (As has been stated) in arcades, laundromats, juke boxes, anything coin operated. Usually the coin operated machines are the type that stay on premise. They (The coins) are usually used in place of actual money so this way when someone tries and steals the machines all they get are brass blanks. You give the merchant your real money and get fake in return.
     
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    Looks like a punch out - similar to stuff you'd find in an electrical box - but those would not be brass.

    'Drew