Coinco vs. Coin Controls


Here are some ways to tell Coinco doors from Coin Controls doors. They look pretty similar to one another.

[Insert pic] Coinco doors use this color of plastic on the inside.

distinctive Coinco insert

distinctive Coinco insert

Coinco coin doors use the distinctive insert shown on the right.

[Insert pic] Coin Controls doors use this more bland insert.  Note that inserts got swapped around by operators!

Coin Controls uses metric hardware.  Coinco uses imperial-unit hardware.

Coinco doors seem to have stopped sometime in the mid ’80s. I had one on an APB (1987), and Williams used them for pinball until around 1988. I haven’t seen any on newer games.

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