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I'm looking for an icon to represent a toll.

I found this icon on Material Design under "toll", I'm actually curious as the only thing I see is a circle and another part of a circle.

I'm thinking that it's possibly a coin going in a coin slot, but still seems a bit weird.

toll


My question has two parts;

  1. How does this represent a "toll"?
  2. What is a good icon ro represent a toll?
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    This looks like the most minimalistic version, but I think you're spot on - coin going to slot – Luciano Jan 14 at 14:20
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    We all pay a toll :) – Scott Jan 14 at 15:29
  • Too short for an answer, but I always thought a car and a coin expressed "toll" well. Lots of icons out there for it. – Scott Jan 14 at 15:50
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From the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a toll could be either

  1. a tax or fee paid for some liberty or privilege (as of passing over a highway or bridge)
  2. compensation for services rendered: such as
    a) a charge for transportation
    b) a charge for a long-distance telephone call

I suppose the icon you found is the most minimalistic version of a coin going into a slot. Perhaps for a slightly more representative but still generic version you could add a hand like in the icon I found below:

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for a more road-specific type of toll you could add the "coin" together with a road:

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I would keep the circles idea, but make it look less abstract and more like a coin. Also, it needs to suggest the coin is falling, because that's what it does when you put it into the machine, so the second 'half-circle' should be a bit below the coin, not on the side of it, somehow indicating the coin is actually going down, as in falling.

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