If you don't recognize the above bucket, it will surprise you to find out that it played a pivotal role in some of your favorite classic games, like Joust, Moon Patrol, Robotron, Sinistar, and more -- it's the vault that hoarded your quarters inside its respective arcade cabinets, the source of that satisfying *shunk* whenever you dropped a coin in.

Jet Set Games' Chris Ainsworth has put up a photo collection of 14 coin buckets, matching them with their games, as a reference for arcade machine collectors and restorers tracking down the proper buckets for individual games. "While popular styles did come to the front as the industry progressed, there were no standards in the early days, and a multitude of coin door and cashbox designs were introduced as a result," he says.