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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.


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


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. 

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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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Stock Aluminum Paw Print Token
September 28, 2018

New designs available from Tokens Direct

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Custom brass laundry token
September 6, 2018

Cincinnati, OH –Using laundry tokens rather than quarters to activate start cycles or extend-time makes using washers and dryers simpler for customers. Valuing a single token at a high-value wash or dry cycle eliminates the fumbling with handfuls of quarters. 

Owner/operators report that theft and vandalism, especially in unattended areas where these problems are most prevalent, are also reduced when laundry tokens are used. 

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Custom Aluminum Corn Maze Tokens
August 24, 2018


Are Tokens the Ticket to Successful Corn Maze Operations?



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Zoo Bucks Custom Aluminum Tokens
August 14, 2018

More than Just a “Thank You”—a Token of Appreciation

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Brushing Emoji_Smile stock brass token
July 10, 2018

Dental Professionals Can Provide Patients with a Token Reward for Good Dental Health


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Custom Brass Mega Tokens
September 20, 2017

Cincinnati, OH – When LaserTag Adventures of Waukesha added Mini Bowling and Lazer Frenzy attractions, Owner Bill Mann wanted an easy way to separate revenue streams between these newer attractions and their traditional arcade games.  He liked the idea of tokens for the nostalgic feel, but didn’t want customers fumbling with 8 or 12 quarter-value arcade tokens to begin play.  So, he opted for “Mega Tokens.” At 1.125 inches these are substant

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