The catalogue code is based on the first 4 letters of the issuer, followed by 1. Should there exist different issuers with the same first 4 letters, subsequent digits will be used. After a hyphen then follows the numbering: 01, 02 or 001, 002 when large series will be the subject.
Our catalogue number
|obverse :Obverse, heads|
Front of the token.
Usually the side where the company's name or logo is displayed
|COUNTY / SELF / SERVICE|
|reverse :Reverse, tails|
Back of the token
Usually the side where the value or purpose is displayed, but often blank.
|(head of Mercury) / National|
|rim_obv :Rim and Border on the obverse|
Outer circular structure of the obverse of the token and the adjacent outer border
|rim_rev :Rim and Border on the reverse|
The outer circular structure of the reverse of the token and the adjacent outer border
|metal :The token is made of|
A = Aluminium | B = Brass | Bz = Bronze
C = Copper | G = gold coloured/gilded | S = Iron (magnetic) | St = Steel (not magnetic)
L = Lead | Z = Zinc or Zamac
S = Silver | T = Tin or Pewter
WM = White metal, alloy, Copper-Nickel, or Nickel (light magnetic)
/ = over (e.g. WM/B is White metal over Brass)
|diam :Token measuring|
The token diameter from left to right in "millimetres" and accurate to one-tenth of a millimetre
|hole :Hole shape / position|
ch = central hole | sd = solid: no hole
sq = square hole | st = star hole
pc = pierced (mostly on the top of the token) (hand made)
|alignment :Alignment of the token|
Normally a token has medal alignment (0): When flipping it horizontally, or using it in a locket both, sides will be upright.
Due to manufacturing causes deviations occur.
The numbers given reflect the position of the top of the reverse according to the numbers on a clock.
|type :Usage of the token|
Confirmed usage of the token in one of the main categories.
Parking, Carwash, Vending, Amusement, Weigh, Toilet, Laundry, Timer, Locker
If uncertain: "zz"
|city :Place of usage|
Confirmed place of usage
In the case of multiple places: Main seat of token editor.
If uncertain: "zz"
|source :The provider|
The first provider of the photos and the diameter of the token
|Rik van Dam|
|sort_number :Sort number|
The sort number is used to get the tokens in the right place on the site.
This number is for editor use only and may change if a new token is found.
If you have questions about this machine token, you can send me an e-mail