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Posted 4 years ago


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European medal, probably.
One dollar coin size.
Don't know exactly where does it come from and how it worth.
Image of an eagle in one side. Galleon(or vasa?!) ship in the other side.

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  1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    Most likely a game token for "dollar" slot machines.

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  2. LeonardoFM, 4 years ago
    Coin from slot machine? I found this in a street in Brazil, about a year ago. I'm brazillian.
  3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    Yes, arcade games, slot machines, and amusement devices sometimes use tokens like this to skirt gambling laws.

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  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago

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  5. aghcollect aghcollect, 4 years ago
    If you don't believe TubeAmp - I will post my arcade token which has the same exact obverse. - What kind of metal is it made of?
  6. LeonardoFM, 4 years ago
    I believe you. It's kind of disappointing to know that. I think it is made of nickel or something similar. Thank you for your help, anyway. As a brazilian, it was starting to be a big mystery to me.
  7. aghcollect aghcollect, 4 years ago
    Nickel or probably cupro-nickel (copper nickel alloy) - Maybe dropped by an American tourist or a recently returning Brasilian visitor to the U.S. - The eagle obverse is a very common used image on tokens here, it may have been a "generic" gaming or slot token used in a non-casino gambling area. I wouldn't be disappointed, its not silver or gold, but you can always consider it a "lucky medallion".
  8. LeonardoFM, 4 years ago
    At least, now it's my "lucky medallion" =]

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