Bryans Bullion on 1p

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wayneusd1983
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Bryans Bullion on 1p

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Hi people. Possibly controversial subject-wise, but I'm buying a Bryans Bullion machine. But it works on new 1p pennies. I've heard and read that some of the earlier machines were running on 1d pennies. Are all the mechanisms geared for 1d pennies and it's just the chrome plates on the coin entry that dictate what coins you use? Could I convert it to 1d if I just tweaked the chrome work? Or is that not really an option? Any advice is gonna be a godsend. I'm new to all this.
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Re: Bryans Bullion on 1p

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Your machine may have been converted from old penny. Often tell if the top win has obvious signs of being modified to 10 coins from 12. Problem is, you would need replacement coin entries as larger, coin tube and payout etc...
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Re: Bryans Bullion on 1p

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Hi Wayne and welcome to the site!

Billions, as you suggest, were designed for the big old British penny. Come decimalization some returned to the works for conversion to the new 2p and tiddly 1p. Thereafter Bryans manufactured decimal versions.

Most Bryan's machines are quite easy to convert back but, in addition to the changed outer castings, some of the Bullion's internals were swapped out.

I would not normally advise against buying any machine (at the right price) but the only 1p Bullion I owned was unreliable. Every so often a coin failed to make its way through the mechanism. I put this down to insufficient momentum of the diminutive 1p, and avoided new penny Bullions after that. Maybe others have had better luck...
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Re: Bryans Bullion on 1p

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Mr. P ... are you suggesting Bryans made Billions of Bullions?

I remember talking to Jim in the late 80s (I think), he commented that although all of their machines had been successful in adapting to the new penny, some were better than others. Payramids and Retreevas could be temperamental as the weight of a 1np coin had to move the trip holding back numerous balls. The Bullion however presented a different problem. Namely the descending coin stopped three times inside the mechanism and relied on gravity to move it on.

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Billions = Bullions. :smash:
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