Tokens can be used for almost any application - whether it's a coin operated business (like a car wash, Laundromat or family entertainment center) using them in place of quarters, a zoo helping to save the planet one token at a time or a brewery reviving a tradition that dates back to the 1800's.
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All coins and tokens have an edge. If you pull out the change in your pocket or wallet, you’ll notice that some of the edges are smooth, like on a penny or a nickel, and some have little ridges (or reeds) like on a dime or a quarter.
Tokens are no different. When we mint coins/tokens, a blank metal disc is dropped into a collar. A collar is a ring that keeps the metal from squirting out the sides with it is struck with the tons of force needed to produce a die struck coin. The inside edge of the collar can be smooth or have ridges.
Brevard Zoo was a participant in the “Quarters for Conservation” project, where 25-cents from each admission funds a conservation project. Since its inception on January 1, 2011 the program has generated $38,546 which has helped to fund 9 conservation projects. But in addition to the money raised, the program is helping to educate visitors about conservation and how they can help. Clearly those are more than token results.
The idea came from other American Zoological Association member zoos.
Lots of car wash owners have jumped on the idea of putting a dog wash in with their car wash. A new standard dog wash token design from TokensDirect allows dog wash operators to take advantage of marketing and operational advantages that quarters or cash-based programs cannot match. Unlike quarters, these new dog wash tokens can be minted with the facility name and logo on one side and a standard design on the other– creating a mini billboard with branding opportunities each time that they are seen with pocket change.
COVID-19 has changed a lot of things. But one impact this pandemic has had is something most people wouldn’t think about: coin circulation.
The U.S. Mint is busy crafting new coinage all the time, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and more. They contributed 17% of newly minted circulating coins in 2019. The rest came from third-party coin processors and retail.
Customizable Golf Tokens Add Profit for Mini Golf Locations
The lack of coins in the market place is causing coin-op companies to change their business models.
Currently, due to Covid-19, The Federal Reserve has announced that there will be US coin shortages for the foreseeable future (https://www.frbservices.org/news/communications/061120-strategic-allocation-of-coin-inventories.html).
Cincinnati, OH –Using tokens rather than quarters to activate start cycles or extend-time at Laundromats eliminates theft and vandalism, especially in unattended areas where these problems are most prevalent. Often the repairs required to replace faceplates and coin mechanisms when thieves break into coin boxes far exceed the value of the cash loss.
Copper and Copper Alloys are Effective in the Fight Against Covid-19 and Other Viruses
TOKENS BRING PRIZE STATION TO DENTIST — AND A SMILE TO ALL
TOKENS, COINS, ROUNDS. AREN'T THEY ALL THE SAME?
Did you know there's a difference between tokens, coins and rounds? Surprisingly, there is, and it's not just semantics. While all 3 are round, 2 sided and made from metal, that's where the similarity stops.
New Token Designs Provide Promotional Opportunities, Added Profit for Pet-Related Venues
Cincinnati, OH – Escape Rooms are becoming increasingly popular across the country, and a Florida facility has found a way to reward customers for successfully solving their Pirate Themed Escape Room - gold doubloons! When patrons find the buried treasure – they get to take some home as a souvenir, reinforcing the theme, and building the brand. With a high perceived value, these “min-billboards” are kept rather than discarded, making them