What is this coin/token?
June 10, 2016 6:31 PM   Subscribe

We were letting the kids dig through our mountain of foreign coins today. They came up with this one and we have no idea where it's from or what it is.

Link to photo of the coin: http://flechtnerfamilyschool.com/pics/coin.jpg

It's silver colored and about the same size as a quarter. Obverse and reverse are exactly the same. Anyone know? Thanks! :)
posted by moosedogtoo to Work & Money (5 answers total)
It's Japanese katakana and says maruhan.

Dont know what it means though.
posted by AlexiaSky at 6:33 PM on June 10, 2016

You're holding it upside down - it says MARUHAN in Japanese. Google says that's a pachinko company-- a sort of slot machine. So it's a slot machine token.
posted by alexei at 6:35 PM on June 10, 2016 [2 favorites]

Quick googling suggests it may be a pachinko game coin

It is not yen currency.
posted by AlexiaSky at 6:35 PM on June 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Ah ha! It's a pachinko token! :D Thanks, AlexiaSky!
posted by moosedogtoo at 6:36 PM on June 10, 2016

That was quick! Thanks so much! :)
posted by moosedogtoo at 6:36 PM on June 10, 2016

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