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Cozmosis22
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posted 01-07-2012 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone familiar with this rather unusual "Spaceport" token?

The vector and oval orbit seem vaguely familiar. Did KSC ever issue "space money" like this in the past?

Maybe it was part of some game which "borrowed" the design from NASA? It is made of metal, not plastic; and about the size of a US penny.

p51
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posted 01-07-2012 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's from a video arcade in King of Prussia, PA.

crash
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posted 01-07-2012 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
King of Prussia Mall? I've been there! If only I knew.

Cozmosis22
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posted 01-07-2012 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm, guess it could be from there? Although most videogame arcade tokens were about the size of a US 25-cent piece and this token is smaller. Here's a standard size game token for comparison.

The coin mechanisms were usually set to a specific size so people could use quarters or tokens. Also, it took a certain amount of weight to drop properly down through the coin slot mechanism.

MarylandSpace
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posted 01-07-2012 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An answer and a link in 14 minutes. collectSPACE members are pretty amazing.

Cozmosis22
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posted 01-08-2012 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That website is not conclusive. It does show some game coins from a mall arcade in Virginia but not the Spaceport token. Also notice that most all videogame tokens have "No Cash Value" or "Non-Refundable" written somewhere on them. Still not convinced that this came from that mall in Pennsylvania.

tnperri
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posted 01-08-2012 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's an eBay auction that says: "I have a NASA Spaceport Space Money "Space Board Game Money" Commemorative Medal - Coin".

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