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Unknown Asian Coin (Obverse Same As Reverse)

 
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 Posted 11/05/2021  11:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Again, I apologize for the garbage photos.

The obverse is the exact same as the reverse, and I honestly have no clue as to what language/symbol is presented. I thought it was perhaps Chinese or Japanese, but I wasn't able to find a match.

Hopefully you guys will have better luck!

EDIT: Diameter is 2.6 cm


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 Posted 11/05/2021  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@silver, is it attracted to a magnet?
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 Posted 11/05/2021  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Check Seeker55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a token, not a coin. Hopefully someone will be able to identify it for you.
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 Posted 11/06/2021  12:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes Spence, I justed tested it, it's magnetic.

Ah I see Seeker, that would make complete sense in relation to the obverse and reverse being the same. Thank you!
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 Posted 11/06/2021  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
patchinko token?
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 Posted 11/06/2021  12:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, while I can't find an exact match, based on the designs of similar tokens, I do believe you are correct.

In that case, I presume it does not exceed 50 years of age. Thank you alganbagerap!
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 Posted 11/07/2021  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it's anonymous, oriental and approx one inch, patchinko is always a good call.
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 Posted 11/07/2021  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very odd - it's the same character, which I believe to be "tian" (Chinese) / "ten" (Japanese), repeated over and over; the character means "heaven".
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@sap and others. I wonder if you can comment on the fact that this piece is attracted to a magnet. I am far from an expert on pachinko tokens, but I don't think I've ever seen a steel one.
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 Posted 11/09/2021  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@sap and others. I wonder if you can comment on the fact that this piece is attracted to a magnet. I am far from an expert on pachinko tokens, but I don't think I've ever seen a steel one.

Nickel maybe?
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 Posted 11/09/2021  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not entirely sure it is a pachinko token. But what it might be instead, I have no clue.
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 Posted 12/04/2021  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh I am sorry, I didn't realize that there were more replies on this topic.

I don't wish to be resurrecting this thread, but thank you all for your comments, it's certainly an odd piece. Interesting to see that it has everyone stumped.

Perhaps in the future another one will resurface or more information will be stumbled upon, who knows?

Anyway, thank you for the interesting discussion.
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