|50 Jahre BARBARA APOTHEKE oHG bärenstark für Ihre Gesundheit Alsdorf (50 years BARBARA PHARMACY oHG strong as an ox for their health Alsdorf)|
|TREUE TALER Danke für Ihren Besuch (FAITHFUL TALER |
Thank You for Visiting)
This is a thick and heavy token, probably nickel plated steel. Using tokens redeemable only at one place was common throughout history. That idea was changed into coupons and now reward points. Producing coins is a bit more expensive but it is a win-win for the store. If lost the store loses nothing and if redeemed the store can reuse the token. Setting expiration dates is as easy as posting a sign, "Redeem before ...".
I found this one in another take a penny leave a penny tray, I left a quarter in its place. I do not know if it is still redeemable or why someone left it behind but I have a theory. It could be that the original owner had carried this heavy coin since visiting the German pharmacy last year. Knowing they would never go back, at least not soon they dumped the coin hoping someone else would appreciate it.
Here are the stats for this token...
Type / Country: 1 Treue Taler - Barbara Apotheke / Germany
Metal: Unknown (Magnetic)
Diameter: 0.90625 inch Thickness: 0.109375 inches Weight: 8.75 grams
Value: $5.00 in circulated Very-Fine
Obverse Writing: 50 Jahre BARBARA APOTHEKE oHG bärenstark für Ihre Gesundheit Alsdorf
Reverse Writing: TREUE TALER Danke für Ihren Besuch
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