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Ernesto
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I just thought I'd post this as I did not want the coins for this game, and seen post ridiculous prices for them, but I used my Tokaido Coins in lieu of them. It worked perfectly fine, the only exception is I have yet to play six players as it is 14 coins short. No one noticed until I stated that they come from a different game. I already owned the Tokaido special edition but amazon is currently selling the coins for $15.43.
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There's loads of Chinese coins on amazon ebay etc and they look identical to the rising Sun ones , I bought two packs from one seller and they perfect cost me about GBP 6.00 I think for both lots, and way more than I'd have got from cmon.
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acehawkster1973 wrote:
There's loads of Chinese coins on amazon ebay etc and they look identical to the rising Sun ones , I bought two packs from one seller and they perfect cost me about GBP 6.00 I think for both lots, and way more than I'd have got from cmon.


Be careful of those amazon or ebay Chinese coins, I purchased a bunch of them and when I got them, they are just as advertised except they never showed the thickness, they are almost paper thin.
 
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Funny you should mention that because I was going to use the metal Tokaido coins, as well! In my opinion they're way better looking than the ones from CMON.
 
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In general, you can find thin metal "feng shui" or "good luck" coins, mass-produced in China, that look similar, with the square hole and Chinese lettering, for 10¢-20¢ each from assorted auction sites. Or, you can get sturdy 5-yen actual Japanese coins for under 5¢ each, though they're hard to locate outside Japan.
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Warwolf42 wrote:
acehawkster1973 wrote:
There's loads of Chinese coins on amazon ebay etc and they look identical to the rising Sun ones , I bought two packs from one seller and they perfect cost me about GBP 6.00 I think for both lots, and way more than I'd have got from cmon.


Be careful of those amazon or ebay Chinese coins, I purchased a bunch of them and when I got them, they are just as advertised except they never showed the thickness, they are almost paper thin.

Lol regardless they are still cheaper than CMON ones and they are metal so unless you use pliers or go out of your way to break em they are still better than the supplied plastic ones imo
 
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Nice deal. I grabbed a set.
 
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Fantasy Coins also has Japanese coins that are top quality. Broken Token sells their coins too.
 
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Personally I think the Chinese feng shui coins are way too thin. It takes 2.5 of them to make the same thickness as the plastic coins in Risinf Sun and they weigh (by feel) just as little as the plastic ones as well.

At least the plastic coins have a thickness and rounded edge that makes them easier to pick up. That’s a bit more difficult with the thin feng shui coins.

The 5 yen coins seems to be the best alternative right now but I’ve been unable to find anyone within EU selling at least 65 of them. A non-EU seller sells them in rolls of 50 for about $20, but that’s enough to trigger our customs which means we have to pay 25% VAT (fair enough) but ALSO a $25 processing fee. That brings 100 x 5 yen coins to about $65 for me, at least. Not worth it.

I had hoped the feng shui coins would be sufficient so I ordered them for rising sun a while ago. But I think I will just use the plastic coins unless a better metal alternative comes along.

Edit: Maybe this could work:
https://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=STM635
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So Feng Shui coins seem to be a gamble, right?

If anyone has an idea where to get Tokaido coins or anything useful in EU, please let me know :-). I have not found anything yet.

I find the plastic coins fine - just a little light. But I liked my plays of rising sun so much that I would not mind upgrading with metal coins :-).
 
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I got feng shui coins from a friend that went to china.

Con:
-way too thin
-chinese writings instead japanese
-round hole instead of square
-dirty, watch out to not ruin your game

Scythe coins are way better

(i also bought regular metal coins i will post comparison pic when i get them).
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VonDodo wrote:
-chinese writings instead japanese


Kanji is the same in China and Japan*, so this really isn't an issue.


Here are those high quality coins I was talking about. I used them for my copy of Iki and I was quite happy with them.

*I only asterisked this because I know some know it all will point out slight differences, and I didn't want to get into a stupid debate on onyomi and kunyomi readings...
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Ian Ianovicz
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What about todays japanese 5 yen coin? With the exchange rate and quality, its hard to beat, also hard to find in Europe and US.



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Honziz wrote:
What about todays japanese 5 yen coin? With the exchange rate and quality, its hard to beat, also hard to find in Europe and US.



It's what I would like to get my hands on, but difficult to find. See my post a few posts up.
 
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Another option, the metal coins made for the deluxe version of Yokohama:

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=MetalYokoham...
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