X did not make the coins. They were just involved with Kougami in some fashion. And yes, the origins of the belt do bother me, since we still have a European belt speaking Japanese for no reason whatsoever. It's stupid on top of its irritating singing. You do know that Yasuko Kobayashi wrote Ryuki, Den-O, OOO and Amazons, right? You're also aware of what Phase 1 and Phase 2 refer to, correct? Kuuga through Hibiki at least (and I'd even include first half of Kabuto) are by and large better than Phase 2 as a whole. Better tone, better characterizations, tighter writing. I won't say better stories as Phase 2 does have good stories, they're just not written well many a time or are plagued by stupid characters doing stupid things to create mood whiplash.