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 Posted 11/29/2020  12:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lyme to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,
I recently found this coin on the beach and have no idea what it is. I assume it's probably something very common but I've struggled to locate anything on the internet. It's rather beaten up and quite corroded. Apologies for wasting time if it's something g basic. I'm just curious!

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 Posted 11/29/2020  1:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
North Borneo had a 2 1/2 cent coin but this is probably some thing like this:
https://www.jakesmp.com/1933-Dr-Wes...p_20719.html
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 Posted 11/29/2020  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pertinax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a 2 1/2 p gaming token formerly used in gaming / one-arm-bandit machines in Britain. They're made of brass. They replaced the old 6d gaming tokens but were the same size and weight. I sold several in 2018 at 25p each.
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 Posted 11/30/2020  06:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tokenscot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As Pertinax has said it is a gaming machine token. You don't show the other side but it will be for 6D with the company name on it. The fact it has both the pre- and post- decimal values on it would suggest it was issued late 1960s to early 1970s.



Sometime after decimalisation the Decimal Currency bit was dropped and replaced by the company name on both sides.



Eventually the pre-decimal denomination was dropped altogether.

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