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Question #7296 posted on 08/18/2004 4:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I found this coin on the ground at work. [Here's a picture of it < http://www.geocities.com/trentoncon/coin.jpg >] It says "ISHIYAMA OMEGA" and has two figures on each side of a shild and crown. The other side is just the same. I search google for "ISHIYAMA OMEGA" but I don't speak the language in the few links it gave me. Can anyone help me find more info on this coin? It looks pretty cool, and I'm wondering if its rare.
- Trent, who can't do it himself

A: Dear Trent,

After much use of my omniscience, I have determined that the coin you found is not actually a coin. However it could still, hypothetically, be valuable. What you found was a token for a pachinko/slots machine place in Japan. The name of it is Ishiyama Omega. I would give you a web site, but It is all in Japanese. It may not be rare, but who else has gambling tokens from Japan?

-Dragonboy, who is not endorsing gambling in this post.