Coinco vs. Coin Controls

This question is actually one of the things that made me start taking pictures.

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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