These numbers are made by "Joseph v. Pernicano".
1. The first 4 letters are a abbreviation of the country. 2. The next 4 digits are a city number. 3. The next capital letter is the letter designation for that particular token. 4. If there is a small letter then this is a variety. Small vars specified by me and not descripted by Joseph have a digit on the end of the number. 5. Tokens with "PTMS" ar tokens from manfacturers of parking systems and used in different places. 6. If I used ZZ in a number then I miss some information of the token.
1 the ptms tokens can be used in different countries.
then I place the tokens where the manufacturer is based
2 zz = unknown
City :City of use
1 If there is a city name, then the token is made for that city
2 If the city is between ( ), then the manufacturer of that token is based in that city
3 zz is unknown
Metal :Material of the token
A aluminium - B brass - Bi bi-metal - Bz bronze - K copper - P plastic - S steel - SS stainless steel - W wood - WM white metal / copper-nickel / nickel - Z zinc - zz unknown
Tokens with colours:
a aquamarine - b blue - d gray - e black - g green - h beige - i brown - o orange - p pink -
r red - w white - y yellow - z purple
Diameter :Diameter of the token in mm
1 if I have the token myself the diam is in 0.1 mm
2 if the token is from the book written by Joseph v Pernicano the diam is in mm.
3 I hope the other tokens reported by collectors are measured good
4 zz = unknown
Hole :Hole shape / position
Ch = center hole; the round hole is placed in the middle of the token.
Hole = a round hole usually on top of the token and mostly done by hand drilling.
Hx = hexagon shaped hole
Sd = solid; no hole.
Sl = slot shaped hole
Sq = square shaped hole.
Tr = triangle shaped hole.
Source :Source of the information
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