Coinco vs. Coin Controls


Here are some ways to tell Coinco doors from Coin Controls doors.  The over/under doors are quite hard to tell apart.

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.

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, but that says a lot about how often I was loafing in arcades then.

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