Mystery Coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by gapukas, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. gapukas

    gapukas New Member

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    Hi, so i found this coin/token. I know its from Shell oil Co. but for what, when it's made is a mystery - couldnt find anything on it after hours of researching.

    Both sides are identical, no marks or text anywhere.
     
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  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Its a token not a coin.

    By Googling "Shell Token" the only one I found in Google Images without the word "Shell" was yours on this site :D
     
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  5. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    If it is around the size of a US 5 cent coin it may be a token for service station arcade games.

    :)
     
  6. gapukas

    gapukas New Member

    I managed to find this token, its almost similar but its not same on the both sides and the icon looks bigger on it - Rarity index is 97/100.
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    Type Token
    Composition Brass
    Weight 7.4 g
    Diameter 27.8 mm
    Thickness 1.7 mm

    Country, mintage, year unknown.

    Another one i found had more info on it that seemed similar - Rarity index is 93/100.
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    Country (Netherlands - Automatic Tokens)
    Type Token
    Composition Brass
    Weight 5.2 g
    Diameter 20.0 mm
    It's a coffee machine token.

    Mintage unknown, year 1973+

    This one looks the closest by the icon.
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    Type Token
    Composition
    Brass
    Weight 3.45 g
    Diameter 20.05 mm
    Thickness 1.55 mm
    Seems like coffee token(just a guess).

    Country, mintage, year unknown.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  7. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Active Member

    I don't know in this case, but some gas stations issued tokens to use the restroom. I have a couple gas station restroom tokens around, though not with a Shell logo.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a very nice Shell oil token. I'd gladly add that to my collection. My best guess would be probably from the 40s or 50s for arcade games that used to be in the gas stations. It could also be a token that with a full up with so many gallons was given to the customer to be redeemed at a later date for gas or other services. A lot of gas stations used to have free giveaways in order to attract your business. Glassware was popular.
     
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  9. gapukas

    gapukas New Member

    Added other side image, seems like it's needed - has some wear marks on the edge that might suggest towards inserting somewhere. Had no luck searching at other categories.
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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  10. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    I wish they still used these for promotional and gaming purposes...
     
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  11. jcm

    jcm Active Member

    Arcade tokens tend to be either 0.963" or, less commonly, 0.900". Try searching for trade tokens instead of merchant tokens.
     
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