Top Tips for Newcomers

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jerryt
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Re: Top Tips for Newcomers

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It occurs that newbies like me may not (I didn't) realise that later modern coinage is magnetic

The composition of 1p and 2p coins was changed from bronze to copper-plated steel in 1992 and the composition of 5p and 10p coins was changed from cupro-nickel to nickel-plated steel in 2011. The common denominator? Steel.

My Aristocrat Starlite has an magnet in the coin slot to stop naughty boys and girls from using steel discs or similar, other machines may well too. Hence a 'new' new penny sticks and needs rescuing.

So... If some of your coins drop in the slot but some don't... Look for the magnet and check the dates on your coinage.
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coppinpr
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Re: Top Tips for Newcomers

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We usually remove the magnet. It just pops out on the Aristos.
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treefrog
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Well of course I leave all my magnets in, just use old coins. Oddly I started collecting copper pennies and 2p’s years ago when copper went through the roof......of course not worth anything now, so I have two large tubs of old copper coins. :cool:
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