Monday, August 15, 2011

1994 Chuck E. Cheese Token

Do you have a Chuck E. Cheese token and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Never been and hopefully will never go.

The thought of a rat as a mascot is disturbing but that has not stopped the popularity of Chuck E. Cheese. This food and game kid-centered franchise has been around in some form since 1977. Since it first started as a pizza arcade they have issued tokens.

While most arcade token never amount to much the Chuck E. Cheese tokens are different. They are internationally known and have a fan base of over thirty years making all items from them collectible.

 

All in all excluding minor varieties five basic types exist, let me narrow this one down.

Design
Apparently there are many minor versions. Let us start with the basics The mouse head was changed from the rat to this mouse known as Adult Mouse II, later they switched to a younger mouse.

A little ® with small dots after KID" means it was for corporate branches.  A franchise location would have bigger dots and a bigger ® . This one is 25 mm while another exists at 22.5 mm.

Metal
Brass tokens are the most common at about 97.8% of all made followed by copper at 2.1% and white metal at 0.1%.
White metal is a term used for any mixture of silver colored metals. This one could be white metal or nickel plated zinc or nickel plated brass. Aside from cutting them open I found a brass token weighs about 5.60 grams and nickel plated brass should weigh about the same meaning anything lighter would be zinc. Sounds logical.

Value
Checking eBay the cheapest of these average $2.00 but they are all brass. The nickel-plated types average $10.00. Not to mention they still have value at Chuck E. Cheese.

Here are the stats for this token...
Type/Country: (No Value Token) Chuck E. Cheese / U.S.A.
Year: 1994
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Nickel-Plated Zinc (or white metal or nickel-plated brass)
Diameter: 25 mm Weight: 5.27 grams
Value: $6.00
Obverse/Reverse Writing: "WHERE A KID CAN BE A KID"...1994...

Footnote: Most facts and figures was thanks to the great research done by Mr. Stevens at Forrest's Token Page, the best resource out there. eBay also helped but not as much.


Do you have a token from Chuck E. Cheese and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

72 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I have a token from 1986.
On the front it says "Smile America Say Chuck E CHeese"

On the back it says "In pizza we trust"
Then it has a 25 cent mark. With the world play value under it.

Man said...

token from 1986.
On the front it says "Smile America Say Chuck E CHeese"

On the back it says "In pizza we trust"
Then it has a 25 cent mark. With the world play value under it.


Nice, it is more common at about $2.50

Anonymous said...

Hi man, I have a couple of star notes I would like to know the value of. one is a 5$ 2006 star note serial # IF00357139 and the other is a 2004 $20 star note serial # EF03125826. Also, is there any value in consecutive serial # notes ?

Man said...

5$ 2006 star note serial # IF00357139 about $12.50
2004 $20 star note serial # EF03125826 about $22.50

Also, is there any value in consecutive serial # notes ?
--Not really, every note is graded uniquely so being consecutive does not raise value.
The exception are the low notes like 00000001,00000002, and on...
Also error notes are worth more if consecutive.

Anonymous said...

I've got a New York City subway token. It is a brass color with a silver colored circle in the middle.on the Good For One Fare side are three small letters "SJD". Do you know what it is worth?

Man said...

New York City subway token. It is a brass color with a silver colored circle in the middle.on the Good For One Fare side are three small letters "SJD"

About $2.50 they're common but very collectible.

Anonymous said...

I know it is not very much but a 2003 coin? with c on cap thanks I am just curious

Anonymous said...

How much is a Malaysian 10 cent coin from 1977. One the back it has a 13 pointed star, moon sliver, and some type of building?

Man said...

2003 coin? with c on cap thanks I am just curious

About $3.00 if brass or copper-brass.

If black chromate about $6.00.

Man said...

Malaysian 10 cent coin from 1977 about $0.00

Should be 10 Sen and it's about $0.10

Man said...

Oh and the building is Parliament house on that 10 Sen.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1977 chuck e cheese coin how much is it worth

Man said...

1977 chuck e cheese coin about $2.00

Anonymous said...

HEY I HAVE A 1982 CHUCK E CHEESE TOKEN. IN THE FRONT IT WOULD SAY "PIZZA TIME THEATRE" WITH A BIG RAT FACE WITH BIG NOSE JUST LIKE A RAT. IN THE BACK IT SAYS "IN PIZZA WE TRUST" WITH A BIG "25 C PLAY VALUE" IN THE MIDDLE. HOW MUCH WOULD THIS BE?

Man said...

1982 CHUCK E CHEESE TOKEN. IN THE FRONT IT WOULD SAY "PIZZA TIME THEATRE" WITH A BIG RAT FACE WITH BIG NOSE JUST LIKE A RAT. IN THE BACK IT SAYS "IN PIZZA WE TRUST" WITH A BIG "25 C PLAY VALUE" IN THE MIDDLE.

About $2.50 in very-fine twice as much if high grade.

Anonymous said...

1979 Reno nevada front 25 cent on back. Cant find much on it. Thanks.

Man said...

1979 Reno nevada front 25 cent on back

Sounds like a Fractional Casino Chip from The Reno Nevada Club.

Unless it was made of silver it is common about $2.00. Many others were made all of similar type and value.

Anonymous said...

Hi Man,

I would like to get some information for this person on treasurenet.

http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/topic,453595.0.html

The value is already known, but not the use of the token.

Man said...

The value is already known, but not the use of the token.

This is some type of medal but I have not seen it listed in any medal or token site.

I think this is a jewelery medal not an official one but the back has a "Crowned U" this is the official monogram of the the last king of Italy Umberto.

It may have been a souvenir medal but I have not seen any.

Sorry if I can't be more helpful but token/medals are difficult to track.

CEC said...

I have a 1980 Kansas City brass and a few 1981 3d-face no neck Play Value tokens. How much are they worth? Thanks!

Man said...

1980 Kansas City brass about $2.00, although limited to 2500 made they seem to sell for cheap

1981 3d-face no neck Play Value tokens about $6.00

detectorist said...

I go metal detecting and have found the following Chucky Cheese tokens:
2 -1992
1 -1997
1 -1999
2 -2000
1 -2005
1 -2006
2 -2007
1 -2008
Any value to these?
I also have found token that says WINTON on the obverse side and WINTON TOURING CAR 1903 on the reverse. Any help is appreciated.

Man said...

Chucky Cheese tokens:
2 -1992
1 -1997
1 -1999
2 -2000
1 -2005
1 -2006
2 -2007
1 -2008
Any value to these?

--About $0.50 each if brass and extra-fine or lower grade.

I also have found token that says WINTON on the obverse side and WINTON TOURING CAR 1903 on the reverse.
--1968 Franklin Mint Antique Car Series 1 Coin.
Basically in 1968 the Franklin Mint sold these "coins" and a coin folder showing a car-coin from 1901-1925.
On average in high grade they are about $2.50 each.

Anonymous said...

Hi, man.
I have a coin that reads "GOD BLESS AMERICA" around the outer edge, and "NO CASH VALUE" in the center, on one side, and "LIBERTY'S LAST CHANCE" on the other side. How much is this worth?

Man said...

"GOD BLESS AMERICA" around the outer edge, and "NO CASH VALUE" in the center, on one side, and "LIBERTY'S LAST CHANCE"

These are private medals or tokens made by to order. About 5 grams of copper normally. Made mostly for conspiracy nuts.

About $4.00 but as more are made the less value they have.

Rosetta said...

I have over 140 Chucky Cheese tokens dating from 1992 until 1997. Are they of any value?

Man said...

140 Chucky Cheese tokens dating from 1992 until 1997

About $3.00 each most from these dates are common.

Some that were covered in a black plastic are worth more $10+.

Anonymous said...

I have a token says pizza time theatre back in pizza we trust 25 cent mark play value 1982

also a token 1996 where a kid can be a kid back says the same

also a token says smile america say chuck e. cheese back says in pizza we trust 25 cent mark 1985 play value

Man said...

a token says pizza time theatre back in pizza we trust 25 cent mark play value 1982
--About $2.50

a token 1996 where a kid can be a kid back says the same
--About $1.50

a token says smile america say chuck e. cheese back says in pizza we trust 25 cent mark 1985 play value
--About $3.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1980 & 1988 chuck e cheese token.
The 1980 says pizza time theatre & back says in pizza we trust, 25c play value
The 1988 says smile America say chuck e cheese & back says in pizza we trust 25 cents play value

Are these of any value?

Man said...

The 1980 says pizza time theatre & back says in pizza we trust, 25c play value
--About $2.00

The 1988 says smile America say chuck e cheese & back says in pizza we trust 25 cents play value
--About $1.00

Anonymous said...

How about a 1984 normal CEC coin, and a 1988 normal CEC coin?

Man said...

How about a 1984 normal CEC coin, and a 1988 normal CEC coin?

Just about $1.00 each

Most from 1983-1990 that are brass hold the same value.

Anonymous said...

I have a cooper coin says army and navy on one side
other side says the federal union it must and shall be preserved.

found it to be a civil war token, but don't know the value

Man said...

cooper coin says army and navy on one side
other side says the federal union it must and shall be preserved.


About $10.00 in extra-fine.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I have a few Chuckie cheese coins.

1 x 2000 with a C instead of a R after "where a kid can be a kid" and no C on the hat. The face of the rat is also larger than the current tokens. Also, this says TM after the year.

1 x 2005
The "C" in the word Can is doubled.

2 x 2008

13 x 2009

7 x 2010

Any special values in these?

Man said...

Chuckie cheese coins.

1 x 2000 with a C instead of a R after "where a kid can be a kid" and no C on the hat. The face of the rat is also larger than the current tokens. Also, this says TM after the year.

1 x 2005
The "C" in the word Can is doubled.

2 x 2008

13 x 2009

7 x 2010


All are common and have current face value maybe $1.00 or $2.00 in high grade.

Both 2000 tokens are common and have equal low value.

The Doubled one has no extra value since doubling on tokens is not a big market.

KinokoHime said...

I have a white metal Chuck E Cheese token much like the one you have pictured above, only mine is from the year before- 1993.

Value?

Thanks in advance! :3

Man said...

white metal Chuck E Cheese token much like the one you have pictured above, only mine is from the year before- 1993

about $6.00 the white metal version still seems to rarer than the bronze.

Scott Johnson said...

Hi! I would like to know 4 things,please.
The value of
-a 1980 'Maple heights Ohio'
-a 1981 Hayward & Garden Grove CA'
-undated 'A La Grace De La Pizza'
and one recently sold on ebay for $21 saying 'No Mint Mark'-what does that mean?
Thank you for your time!

Man said...

The value of
-a 1980 'Maple heights Ohio' about $5.00
-a 1981 Hayward & Garden Grove CA' about $4.00

-undated 'A La Grace De La Pizza'
and one recently sold on ebay for $21 saying 'No Mint Mark'-what does that mean?
--Value depends on metal type and as far as I know none of the Canadian tokens had mint marks so that is normal.

RK said...

You mention that the Liberty's Last Chance tokens were made mostly for conspiracy nuts. Could you please elaborate? Who used them?

Man said...

You mention that the Liberty's Last Chance tokens were made mostly for conspiracy nuts. Could you please elaborate? Who used them?

These medal/tokens were made used to promote both the Tea Party movement and Ron Paul. These were not official but often distributed during certain rallies.

The secondary goal was to use as trade believing it should replace the one cent coin and eventually they would make more with actual value.

Many people with paranoia and conspiracy theories were hoarding and acquiring these waiting for the government to collapse.

They could have value as Presidential Election Memorabilia but it would be low as both the Tea Party Movement and Ron Paul were complete failures.

Ansel Mcclelland said...

I have a bunch of 2001 chuck n cheese tokens where it shows a logo of the mouse and it says where a kid can be a kid on the top and 2001 on the bottom....How much are these valued at?

Man said...

2001 chuck n cheese tokens where it shows a logo of the mouse and it says where a kid can be a kid on the top and 2001 on the bottom.

About $2.00 each in high grades.

Anonymous said...

A solid black 2002 token. Says "Where a kid can be a kid." on both sides.

Man said...

A solid black 2002 token. Says "Where a kid can be a kid." on both sides.

Black chromate about $4.00

Anonymous said...

Hi i have a 1941 German 10 cent coin with a swastika and eagle on it... how much is this worth

Man said...

1941 German 10 cent coin with a swastika and eagle on it

About $0.20

hAiLeE said...

Chuck E Cheese
front: Pizza Time Theater-Huntington Beach, CA
back: In Pizza We Trust-25c play-1979

Man said...

Chuck E Cheese
front: Pizza Time Theater-Huntington Beach, CA
back: In Pizza We Trust-25c play-1979


If wide lettering about $20.00
Wise 1979 CEC

If normal lettering about $3.00
Normal 1979 CEC

Notice where the C in CHUCK and H in Huntington line up.

Fernando Agustín Ballesteros said...

I have 3 1996 coins both sides says WHERE A KID CAN BE A KID, I think it may be brass or copper, not sure.

Man said...

1996 coins both sides says WHERE A KID CAN BE A KID, I think it may be brass or copper

Brass is the most common type and it's about $4.00 each.

Anonymous said...

1979 token. Concord, CA

Man said...

1979 token. Concord, CA

Assuming Chuck E. Cheese and brass about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a token that just ryukoh and in the center looks like a Japanese symbol. Any idea what it could be?

Anonymous said...

That should say "says Ryukoh" around the edges"

Man said...

a token that just ryukoh and in the center looks like a Japanese symbol

Probably a gaming token but without a translation of the Japanese or a picture of both sides it is impossible to narrow down.

Still Japanese gaming tokens have little value about $0.50 - $2.00 for the average type.

Summer said...

1979 token "pizza time theatre chuck e cheese Sacramento In pizza we trust "
Thanks!

Man said...

1979 token "pizza time theatre chuck e cheese Sacramento In pizza we trust "

About $7.00 assuming Brass.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1992 Chuckie E Cheese coin.
on the front it says "Where a Kid Can Be A Kid" & samething in the back

Man said...

1992 Chuckie E Cheese coin.
on the front it says "Where a Kid Can Be A Kid" & samething in the back


If brass common and about $4.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1988 chuck e cheese token it also says ''in pizza we trust'' and ''other side smile America say CHUCK E CHEESE''

Man said...

1988 chuck e cheese token it also says ''in pizza we trust'' and ''other side smile America say CHUCK E CHEESE''


About $2.00

Teara Turner said...

hi i have a pizzatime token the year is 1981 there are dots under chuck e cheese the back have in pizza we trust 25c play value my email is uptg_irl@yahoo.com

Man said...

pizzatime token the year is 1981 there are dots under chuck e cheese the back have in pizza we trust 25c pla

About $4.00

Cody Smith said...

i have a collection of chuke e cheese tokens from 1977-2012 whats the value? thanks!

Man said...

a collection of chuke e cheese tokens from 1977-2012 whats the value?

About $4.00 for each token.

Cody Smith said...

Thanks for getting back.. And any clue where I could sell?

Man said...

And any clue where I could sell?

Ebay is the best place for these common tokens. If any of them have a specific town they are worth more.

Anonymous said...

Have 70 2005 Chuck E Cheese tokens looking to sell

Man said...

70 2005 Chuck E Cheese tokens

About $1.50 each on eBay should be fair.