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Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #1

I noticed that I can fit 20 Minotaur Hide tokens into a Medallion Coin Tube, but with the “other” 2008 tokens I can only fit 18 in a Coin Tube.  I would much rather fit 20, than 18.  The 20* per tube puts a token in line with the thickness of a high quality clay poker chip.  I can fit 20 poker chips into a Silver Mediation Coin tube (I was told by a company that sells them that a $1 Silver Mediation coin is nearly identical in size to a poker chip).<br /><br />Did you guys make them thinner?  If so, that rocks!<br /><br />If you did not do it, than it still rocks.  See if they can keep making them like the Minotaur Hide tokens!<br /><br />I heard on NPR that the cost to ship a container from China to the US has gone up from $3,000 to $8,000 since the war in Iraq began (I think that was the timeline).  Perhaps they are lowering the mettle core a bit to make them cheaper to ship (or perhaps make).  If so I hope they are not doing so without your consent.  I have not weighed the tokens (not sure if I have a scale capable).  <br /><br />Out of curiosity what is the mettle core made out of?  Perhaps we can break open the 100’s of ropes and whatnot and make a trip to the recycling center.<br /><br />*Edit: I put 18 in this spot in error.  Sorry.
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Re: Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #2

I had noticed too that some of the tokens were of differing thicknesses.  Jeff will have to follow up.  I do not know if it is a setting on the stamping press or what. <br /><br />I have no idea what the metal core is made of.  It must contain some ferrus metals because it is attracted to a magnet, but I do not know what the exact mix is.  The outer layer of plastic is darn difficult to get rid of, so I think if we persue recycling we would need to find a place with a shreding separator that would be able to take them whole.<br /><br />That is on my list to look into.<br /><br />Dave
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Re: Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #3

I am not sure what happened to your tokens.  I will try to find out.  This is the first I heard about it.<br /><br />Since the tokens are affected by magnets, I would say that it is some kind of iron alloy like plain old steel.
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Re: Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #4

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Heh. I packed a bag of tokens in with my carry-on bags, not remembering the metal core, and the TSA was all 'WTF?!' over them in the x-ray line.
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Re: Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #5

I was shocked that SNA TSA and INDY TSA both did not have issues with my token case this year...one lady looked at the x-ray twice but when I said poker chips - she nodded and let it pass right through!!<br /><br />However, once again my holy symbol bugged them...oh yes and a box of trading cards caught their attention as the packs were foil or metalized in some manner.
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Re: Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #6

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Re: Dave: Are the new tokens thinner by design? 11 years 3 months ago #7

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