please help me identify this coin ASAP

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Anitra, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Anitra

    Anitra New Member

    coin image 1.jpg coin image 1.jpg coin image 2.jpg coin image 2.jpg

    so it is the same size as a US quarter. i do not know which way is right side up so that is the same side of the coin but rotated. the back of the coin is the exact same only its a mirrored image and not centered when flipped.

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  3. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    It is a Japanese "pachinko" arcade game token.

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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Thank you, WB2. I didn't have a clue, though I knew it was a token rather than a coin, somehow.
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  5. Anitra

    Anitra New Member

    Omg that’s so funny thank you. See I was comparing it to my quarter after I posted this and realized the weight was weird and made a joke about what if it’s just a token and it is!! That’s so great thanks for being so quick
  6. Anitra

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  7. Anitra

    Anitra New Member

    OMG!!!!! Thank you SO much. That’s really funny to me, but I got this in place of a quarter for change tonight and it was just bothering me that I didn’t know what it was. You really put my mind at ease so thanks!!
  8. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    You beat me to it, Willieboy. I knew it was a token (same thing both sides) and was sure it was for an arcade somewhere, but was leaning towards the Middle East, even though I have been studying Japan and China numbering and denominations.
    "Missed it by that much."

    and young Lady, hold on to it and, if you do any garage or estate sales, sooner or later you'll run into one of them thar pachinko machines and you'll be all set.

    BTW, you have an infectious smile. I'm infected already.
  9. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    I'm a little late to this thread, but yes, that is almost definitely a Japanese Pachinko token. Being identical on both sides makes it even more likely (though they don't all follow this pattern). The characters on the token are "みどり" and read "midori" which typically means "green" in Japanese. That's also a cool thing to get in pocket change.
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Maybe she had go go play pachinko!
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