(Topic ID: 163609)

Gottlieb sample serial numbers

By Pinjunkie16

5 years ago


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#1 5 years ago

Hello everyone, I gave a 1978 Gottlieb game with serial number 1044 S. Does this signify a sample game like it does with the older EM's?

#2 5 years ago

I believe so. I think "X" is another indicator? What game?

#3 5 years ago

Most certainly.
1000s generally equal sample
S generally equals sample

#4 5 years ago
Quoted from newmantjn:

Most certainly.
1000s generally equal sample
S generally equals sample

What about 1283S

#5 5 years ago

Submit your serial number to IPSND.net and it will confirm if it's a production or sample game - but generally any with an S is a sample as already stated above.

#6 5 years ago

guessing it is a hit the deck since you linked that game to the topic

#7 5 years ago

Yes, It is a Hit The Deck. When I posted the number on IPSND it said the number arrangement didn't match previous postings. The odd thing it the game came from a distributor in MA and the serial number 1044 is on the paperwork. When I looked at the cabinet it is clearly 1044S. Personally, I always thought sample games started at 1001. I never noticed one that high. I didn't notice any differences on the game but didn't look too closely. I have a sample Diamond Jack and will look at that number. The playfield artwork on that one is clearly different from the production playfield.

#8 5 years ago

I have a HtD with serial number 01064s you might want to add the zero before the one

#9 5 years ago

I have seen sample numbers up to about 100 on certain gottlieb games.

#10 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinjunkie16:

Yes, It is a Hit The Deck. When I posted the number on IPSND it said the number arrangement didn't match previous postings. The odd thing it the game came from a distributor in MA and the serial number 1044 is on the paperwork. When I looked at the cabinet it is clearly 1044S. Personally, I always thought sample games started at 1001. I never noticed one that high. I didn't notice any differences on the game but didn't look too closely. I have a sample Diamond Jack and will look at that number. The playfield artwork on that one is clearly different from the production playfield.

I'm an administrator over at the IPSND...I'll take a look at the submission tomorrow. Some of the shorter run games, like yours, don't have their serial number masks clearly defined...so it may not have recognized it.

#11 5 years ago

I had a look today, but I can't do much to edit the mask because there was no photo submitted. Perhaps go back in and add a photo, or post the photos of the different serials on the game here and I can add them to the database for you under your original submission.

#12 5 years ago

I have so the 01044 S...It's a Joker Poker!

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