Why go to the trouble?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Charles A., Jul 17, 2017 at 9:38 AM.

  1. Charles A.

    Charles A. New Member

    What would be the purpose of creating a token when the similar real thing is possibly cheaper and looks better? If you are making a token to advertise, or whatever, for Mexico, why put it in English instead of in Spanish?
     

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  3. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Depends on who the audience is. Could be something targeted to be pocket "litter" to make people think about a trip to Mexico...

    Tokens are cheap to make, easy to distribute. Also what size is it? If it's the same size as a US coin, could have been looking to get wide distribution via passing for quarter or whatever.
     
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    May have been made for the tourist trade, as a souvenir piece. It may have been more profitable to make and sell than the real thing.
     
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