Most coin mechanisms operate on the same principles as the buttons and the joysticks. Once the coin passes through the mechanism successfully, the coin triggers a micro-switch as it exits the coin mech and falls into the coin tray. For coin mechs that have two quarter slots (or quarter and token) there are two micro-switches.
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