A Casino Token
Casino Monrovia 25 Cents (scaled to about 275dpi)
Here we have a token from Liberia – the only one I have. It is a casino
token. I have noticed this type offered on the internet on a few
occasions and have seen images of several other Liberian casino token
types. There are otherwise very few other modern tokens from the
country to be found.
The origin of this particular token is a bit obvious – with the casino
being named on both sides, Monrovia being Liberia’s capital city. The
legends are:- obverse – centrally, large “25c” (“c” is cent symbol)
then “CASINO MONROVIA” above-around and “GOOD ONLY IN MACHINES”
below-around; reverse – “GAME TOKEN” centrally then “CASINO MONROVIA”
above-around and “NO CASH VALUE” below-around. The rims and edge are
plain, the material would seem to be Brass and the diameter is about
The phrases on gaming/casino tokens from around the world often come
about from gaming legislation “NO CASH VALUE” being seen on tokens from
a number of countries. The phrase “GOOD ONLY IN MACHINES” is not one I
have seen before, perhaps it is unique to Liberia. It would seem that
Casino Monrovia is now closed.
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