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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. 

Click the links below to discover how tokens are being used today.


dog wash token
October 9, 2020

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.

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tokens and coins
August 31, 2020

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.

Quarter replacement
August 31, 2020

The truth about the nationwide coin shortage – Self Service Car Wash News Summer 2020


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Custom Golf Tokens
August 26, 2020


Customizable Golf Tokens Add Profit for Mini Golf Locations


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Tokens and Coins
July 21, 2020

The lack of coins in the market place is causing coin-op companies to change their business models.  

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Stock laundry tokens
July 9, 2020

Currently, due to Covid-19, The Federal Reserve has announced that there will be US coin shortages for the foreseeable future  (

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Custom laundry token
July 8, 2020


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.  

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Eagle Stars stock copper plated token
May 29, 2020

Copper and Copper Alloys are Effective in the Fight Against Covid-19 and Other Viruses

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Stock dental token
February 5, 2020




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Tokens Coins Rounds
November 19, 2019


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Stock Brass Paw Print Token
October 15, 2019


New Token Designs Provide Promotional Opportunities, Added Profit for Pet-Related Venues


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Treasure chest stock design
September 23, 2019

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 - custom gold doubloons!  When patrons find the buried treasure – they get to take some pirate doubloons home as a souvenir, reinforcing the theme, and building the brand.  With a high perceived value, these “min-billboards” are kept rather than

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Silver Dollar Fair Commemorative Aluminum Tokens
May 29, 2019

Silver Dollar Fair Lives Up to Its Name


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Custom Ice Tokens
November 14, 2018

Ice Tokens Simplify Vending for Regular, Repeat Customers


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Custom carwash tokens
October 19, 2018


Re-Valuing Tokens A Key To Success for Ontario Car Wash


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