posted 01-07-2012 12:22 PM
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.
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posted 01-07-2012 01:18 PM
An answer and a link in 14 minutes. collectSPACE members are pretty amazing.
posted 01-08-2012 12:33 PM
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.
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posted 01-08-2012 10:55 PM
Here's an eBay auction that says: "I have a NASA Spaceport Space Money "Space Board Game Money" Commemorative Medal - Coin".
Space Port was a chain of arcades across America usually located within shopping malls. Along the lines of Time-Out, it was a staple of any eighties kid's world. As the name suggests, the branding was very space age!