(Topic ID: 259673)

Rare, Obscure or interesting coins found


By pinballinreno

1 year ago



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    “Rare, Obscure or interesting coins found”

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    #101 11 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    This was an interesting find.
    I bought an old dollar slot machine from a guy who didn't have the keys for it - but assured me it had Ike dollars inside. Insisted there was at least $150 worth of coins in it, so I bought the machine for $200. Didn't really believe him but thought it's worth a shot.
    Got the monster home, drilled the lock and wouldn't you know, $183 in Ike silver dollars inside! Yesss..scored!
    So I emptied the hopper and after I counted them, dropped them back in. For whatever reason, one of the coins made an odd sound when I put dropped it on the table. Singled it out, started examining it, and realized it was hollow, so I used a knife. Sure enough it was a hollowed out Ike dollar, looks like it was very carefully machined. Nothing inside, but looks like there was enough room to put another smaller coin, or maybe a memory card. Totally weird. First image is that coin next to a regular Ike dollar.
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    Here's the coin opened up:
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    I definitely saw those for sale in a Head shop in the late 70's when cocaine was big.

    #102 11 months ago

    Somewhere along the line, somebody gave me a bag of "Keurig" coffee tokens, a bit shy of 100 of the things. If anybody wants 'em, just let me know and cover shipping.

    #103 11 months ago

    Sitting in the "gold coin" pocket of my antique cash register.
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    #104 11 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Sitting in the "gold coin" pocket of my antique cash register.
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    Thats an amazing collection !
    I especially like the 5 cent trade token.

    1 month later
    #105 10 months ago

    Someone just posted a silver quarter found!

    Are we still seeing these in coin boxes?

    #106 10 months ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    Are we still seeing these in coin boxes?

    I get maybe two or three quarters a year.

    Somehow get back into circulation, and gets spent. Mixed in with other coins, people often don't recognize the difference.

    LTG : )

    1 week later
    #107 10 months ago

    Found inside a Baywatch cabinet that was a reimport from Japan.

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    #108 10 months ago
    Quoted from barakandl:

    Found inside a Baywatch cabinet that was a reimport from Japan.[quoted image]

    Coin says "Mi Ra Ku Ru" (Miracle).
    https://eudict.com/?lang=japeng&word=mirakuru

    #109 10 months ago

    Funny, we have a Japanese exchange student staying with us, she confirmed the translation but is having trouble with these. She says they are the names of the
    Stores/parlors

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    #110 10 months ago
    Quoted from barakandl:

    Found inside a Baywatch cabinet that was a reimport from Japan.[quoted image]

    Nice, a miracle coin lol!

    1 month later
    #111 8 months ago

    Just found this coin from the United Arab Emirates. Pretty much the same size as a quarter.

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    #112 8 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I answered an ad, around 30 years in the paper for a pin for sale in Lake Wales, Florida.
    I went out to see it, it was a TZ, but the condition and price wasnt working, so a sale wasnt reached.
    I asked the owner, it was at a restaurant, if he had anything else coin-op.
    Sadly, he shared, a friend from North of Chicago had finally moved down, and recently past away.
    The Slot was found with 2 others during a Renovation of a large Cabin on the lake, behind a wall.
    His friend left him, A Watling Roll a Top....No keys, it didnt spin, but he offered, and I grabbed it anyway.
    I needed to drill the lock, and when I finally opened it, in a Coin envelope, was a $5.00 Gold Indian.
    I Imagine it was placed in the Jackpot window, which was something done back then.
    (Usually the second jackpot, making it almost impossible to win)
    A 1929 Coin in a 1935 approx Slot! What a Thrill!
    Heres the slot...but a stock photo of an Indian.[quoted image][quoted image]

    What a cool find! I can imagine a gangsters gambling den with these old slots! Wonder if anyone was ever able to win that $5 gold!

    #113 8 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Just found this coin from the United Arab Emirates. Pretty much the same size as a quarter.
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    Thats a really cool looking coin.
    Maybe from Dubai?

    #114 8 months ago

    I have had this since I was a kid. Cannot remember where I got it but I think my uncle.

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    #115 8 months ago
    Quoted from JRBBRJ:

    I have had this since I was a kid. Cannot remember where I got it but I think my uncle.
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    I remember seeing those novelty coins when i eas a kid.

    Kinda cool seeing one today.

    #116 8 months ago
    Quoted from barakandl:

    Found inside a Baywatch cabinet that was a reimport from Japan.[quoted image]

    I’ve got hundreds of those in all my Pachislo slots

    6 months later
    #117 63 days ago

    Just found this really rare « space rider » a kit of 200 pieces. (For sale)

    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4018&picno=45031

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    #119 63 days ago
    Quoted from noitbe1:

    Just found this really rare « space rider » a kit of 200 pieces. (For sale)

    This is the rare coin thread. You want the rare pin thread:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/list-of-rare-pinball-games-value

    #120 63 days ago
    Quoted from noitbe1:

    Just found this really rare « space rider » a kit of 200 pieces. (For sale)
    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4018&picno=45031[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Were there any coins found in it?

    #121 62 days ago

    Re-Discovered This old coin....It wasnt in a game, But Ive seen it since I was little.
    My Mother Received it when she was young, while helping with an expedition up Mt Ararat, looking for Noahs Ark in the early 50s.

    Its Severus Alexander, and Julia Maesa, circa 235 AD. Both Assassinated, for there Peaceful Agenda, when others wanted war.
    Its a big Bronze Commemorative coin, and was reshared with me by my aging mom.

    Just thought it was really cool and wanted to share.

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    #122 62 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Re-Discovered This old coin....It wasnt in a game, But Ive seen it since I was little.
    My Mother Received it when she was young, while helping with an expedition up Mt Ararat, looking for Noahs Ark in the early 50s.
    Its Severus Alexander, and Julia Maesa, circa 235 AD. Both Assassinated, for there Peaceful Agenda, when others wanted war.
    Its a big Bronze Commemorative coin, and was reshared with me by my aging mom.
    Just thought it was really cool and wanted to share.
    [quoted image][quoted image]

    Thats a great treasure, and a beautiful coin!

    Thanks for sharing it.

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