Just find the one that looks like yours and click the link to find out why parts are hard to get!

Note that if you are looking for parts:

  • Coin mechanisms are essentially universal
  • Common parts are generally standard within a manufacturer
    • A reject button from a CC over/under door will fit the other doors


Atari Owl Eye coin door.
Atari Owl Eye coin door, used up into the Asteroids run.

(TODO: Insert picture of Coinco coin door on early Atari games.) Atari went to Coinco coin doors on games like Asteroids Deluxe, Centipede, and Tempest.
(TODO: Insert picture of over/under door, both Coinco and Coin Controls flavors, starting around 1982.) Atari used Coinco and Coin Controls over/under doors arbitrarily from after around 1982.

Note that Atari’s manuals are excellent. You may be able to figure out which type of coin door you have by looking in the manual.


Bally Diamond door with two slots installed on a Bobby Orr's Power Play.
Bally Diamond door with two slots installed on a Bobby Orr’s Power Play. On later games the third slot was populated with the SBA mechanism.
Around 1985, Bally pinball games started using the old Midway door. (This is from a Spy Hunter video around 1983. I’ll replace with a better picture when I have one.)

Data East Pinball

Data East’s flyers bragged that they used Coin Controls doors.

Coin Controls door from a Gottlieb Monte Carlo. (TODO: Replace with a picture of one on a Data East game.)
Coin Controls door with Dollar Bill Validator slot on a 1993 Data East Jurassic Park.

Data East sold their pinball version to Sega, who continued to use these doors.


(Insert picture of 1962 door.)

Gottlieb big shiny door on a Cleopatra. This door started appearing on multiplayer EM games around 1975. This door also came in a textured style on System 80 games. Many had 3 slots.
Gottlieb ugly skinny door on a “The Games”, circa 1984. Used on games such as Touchdown and, if I recall correctly, Jacks to Open.
Coin Controls door from a Gottlieb Monte Carlo, circa 1986.

Midway (and Bally/Midway)

Midway coin door. There are many minor variants of this, but this is the door seen on Ms. Pac-Man. This door had several different center stickers. ’70s versions featured a Start button between the coin slots.

Sega Pinball

Sega used Coin Controls coin doors.

Coin Controls door from a Gottlieb Monte Carlo. (TODO: Replace with a picture of one on a Sega game.)
Coin Controls door on a (Stern) Simpsons Pinball Party.

Stern Electronics

Classic Stern used the same doors as Chicago Coin.

Two-slot variant of the Stern door. Other games had a 3-slot version. Later versions featured a logo in the recessed area as well as a “Credit Button” label around the button.

Stern Pinball

Coin Controls (actually WG/Happ) door on a Simpsons Pinball Party. Stern lists the part number for this as 500-5018-172. Note Simpsons Pinball Party is a Whitestar (pinball system) game Likely the difference between this and a SAM door is the wiring for the test switches inside the door.
WPT with Happ DBV door
2006 Stern World Poker Tour with Happ DBV door. WPT is the first SAM pinball system game, and the coin door changed to part number 501-5018-172.
2015 Star Trek SUZOHAPP door with big DBV hole. Note that unlike the previous door, this has no gusset around the center. For some games, they applied the sticker anyway, as earlier (2013) Star Treks had the older door. Later games omitted the coin door logo sticker. Part number is still 501-5018-172 with a SAM (pinball system) harness. (Stern has a habit of using the same part number for compatible parts with visible changes.)
2023 Stern Foo Fighters Pro door.

2023 Spike door. This is reportedly a cost-reduced version of the previous door, although I haven’t verified this. Stern makes “compatible” changes to the same part without changing the part number. It is possible this is the same door with no, or some, cost reductions. However, the “Stern pinball” logo on the coin inserts is a nice touch. Part number is 501-5018-173, with a SPIKE (pinball system) compatible harness.


(TODO: Insert picture of classic Williams door.)

Wide Coinco pinball-style door on a Williams Robotron: 2084. Williams used these on video games from around 1981, and on pinball games from around 1985.