P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

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P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von villa66 » Do 31.07.14 06:23

I’ve seen these tokens elsewhere and have been curious about them since I was a boy. My copy of the “P.E.” token is 21.1mm in diameter and weighs 4.80 grams. It was acquired in 1968 from within the community of NATO forces stationed in Napoli.

I had no idea what it was—and although I always read now that it’s British—my father’s guess when I asked him then was that it might be an American token from the local U.S. Navy “Post Exchange.” (A type of store that serves military personnel.)

One of the reasons Pop thought this might be so was because In the U.S. military there is a sometimes distinction between Army and Air Force “Base Exchanges”, and Navy” Post Exchanges,” and the American military community in and around Napoli was served by Navy facilities.

The similarity of this piece to an American 5-cent nickel in diameter (21.1 vs. 21.2mm) and weight (4.80 vs. 5.00 grams) made Pop’s guess more plausible. But alas, other “P.E” tokens are not always so compatible with the American 5-cent coin.

Can anyone here please say more about these tokens—as in where they come from or what they did?

:) v.
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Re: P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von KarlAntonMartini » Do 31.07.14 10:09

I Have got several of these tokens, always in a british context. But I did no further research because they are not old enough. Best regards, KarlAntonMartini
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Re: P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von villa66 » Sa 02.08.14 08:00

Danke, KAM. I guess maybe I'll bow to the weight of the evidence and start thinking of this piece as British. My family had considerable contact with them within the NATO community there, so I guess that must have been how I happened to get this piece. Thanks again.

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Re: P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von KarlAntonMartini » Sa 02.08.14 12:44

There exists a piece of 3d, but also several types without denomination, so I guess "PE" might be a british based producer of fruit or vending machines. Best regards, KarlAntonMartini
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Re: P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von rista » Di 12.08.14 10:21

Hallo vill66,

I've found these tokens on ebay, that might be close to your one:
4 X ANTIQUE / VINTAGE P.E 'DUCK SHOOT' TOKENS FUNFAIR / ARCADE / FRUIT MACHINE TOKENS
U-OLD-BRITISH-3D-3-PENCE-P-E-1950s-1960s-SILVER-COLOURED-TOKEN-COIN-G-GRADE
P.E. - TOKEN / COIN {very close to your item, letters P.E. are smaller }

It seems, that (like KAM wrote before) these tokens are used in the UK and they were used as amusement machine tokens.

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Re: P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von jsalgado » Mi 20.08.14 23:42

These tokens were listed by Ralph Hayes in British Machine Tokens 1986 175 pages.
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Re: P.E. token; what and where from, bitte?

Beitrag von KarlAntonMartini » So 24.08.14 16:27

Danke für die Literaturangabe! Grüße, KarlAntonMartini
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