Coin and Paper Money Collecting/i found a coin

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Jared wrote at 2009-07-09 22:05:32
I have found the exact same coin and also am wondering what it is. My father had it in his "old coins picked up" collection from perhaps Canada. I can take a picture as well if requested. Thanx


Shari wrote at 2010-03-17 01:53:09
I have the same coin. To the right of the lion on the top right of the crest is another VB. This one is underlined and is right next to the border. I also am very curious. To me it seems like a token, more than a coin. No denominations or wording seems a little fishy for official currency. The weight of the coin is fairly light compared to a quarter.


Poetheraven1 wrote at 2013-01-03 19:01:48
I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but the token is a general purpose token minted by Van Brook. Tokendirect.com and Van Brook were incorporated into a company called Osborne Coinage Company. Unfortunately, the token is used for all sorts of things including arcade, game machines, vending machines, etc. Nothing special about this token and no specific attribution. Not only that, but there are a lot of them being found over the past 10 years. The token actually is minted in 3 different sizes. The ones that I have (2) are brass and nickel plated brass and are 28.6 mm. When Osborn Coinage Company took over Tokensdirect.com and Van Brook, the kept the stock token designs and their inventory number of 0386 on one side and 1521 on the other. Hope this clears up this topic.



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Bill



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Poetheraven1 wrote at 2013-01-03 19:03:21
I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but the token is a general purpose token minted by Van Brook. Tokendirect.com and Van Brook were incorporated into a company called Osborne Coinage Company. Unfortunately, the token is used for all sorts of things including arcade, game machines, vending machines, etc. Nothing special about this token and no specific attribution. Not only that, but there are a lot of them being found over the past 10 years. The token actually is minted in 3 different sizes. The ones that I have (2) are brass and nickel plated brass and are 28.6 mm. When Osborn Coinage Company took over Tokensdirect.com and Van Brook, the kept the stock token designs and their inventory number of 0386 on one side and 1521 on the other. Hope this clears up this topic.



Regards,



Bill  


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