Recreation Collecting Coins Medals and Tokens
Sites featuring EXONUMIA: defined as tokens, medals, badges and other related items. The word 'exonumia' is derived from two classical roots: 'exo-', or 'out-of', and 'numis', a coin, so exonumia refers to coin-like objects, but not coins. Tokens are generally issued in place of currency and possess some monetary or trade value. They were originally issued because the government could not produce enough small change to meet the needs of trade. Now many are produced as promotional items or to control cash/currency flow. They are used in casinos, video game parlors, bus companies, etc. Medals are generally issued to commemorate an event or person, and are not designed to circulate. Although exonumia covers a wide area, this topic is limited. Military medals are under the area of Orders and Decorations. Casino and gaming chips also have their own area.

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Art Nouveau and Art Deco Medals
Pictures and information on the artists of this period.
The Artwork of Karl X. Goetz
A non commercial site displaying color images of most Goetz medals by Keinast numbers.
CATC - Canadian Association of Token Collectors
Dedicated to the study and enjoyment of collecting all forms of tokens and exonumia, featuring a list of upcoming numismatic events and articles on the hobby.
Challenge Coin Forum
A challenge coin forum on the net for collectors, buyers and sellers.
The Civil War Token Society
A National, non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in the field of Civil War Token collecting.
Conder Tokens
News, links and a bibliography for the Conder enthusiast.
Danoshimano's Geocoin Collection
An extensive collection of geocoins (majority are personal geocacher issues) with sizes, weights, and assorted other information. Features large photography of all geocoins.
This site lists and describes Dutch parking and car wash tokens with many not cataloged coffee bar, disco machine and amusement tokens.
Encased Coins
Learn about encased coins, their varieties and their shapes here. Information on the origins, uses and manufacturer of encased coins. Image gallery and other photos of rare pieces.
Exposition Medals
Site lists expo medals of US expositions including award, souvenir and official medals, complete with high quality images.
Forrest's Token Page
Information on tokens and token collecting. Includes tokens of all kinds, but focuses on modern arcade tokens. Also trade lists and token links.
Historical and Commemorative Medals
A personal website of medals from around the world with images, references, and background information.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame
Non-profit site features 500 years of American Jewish history from the Jews who helped Columbus to Barbra Streisand, illustrated by specially commissioned art medals.
Medal Collectors of America
An interesting site dedicated to art and historical medals, featuring a list of past medals, hobby based articles, and FAQs for beginner to novice.
Military Challenge Coins, Patches and Pins
Offering Military Challenge Coins, Pins, Patches, and lots of information for new and old collectors alike.
National Token Collectors Association
The National Token Collectors Association (NTCA) is an educational, nonprofit, collector organization to further the hobby of collecting merchant trade tokens.
National Tokens
An international collection of souvenir coins from heritage sites and touristic attractions.
Nichtsburg & Zilchstadt
Coins from Nichtsburg & Zilchstadt, Erik Victor McCrea
Old Time Wooden Nickel Co.
Dedicated to the history of Wooden Nickels, and their many different uses, such as souvenirs, tokens, coupons, collecting, trade pieces, state fairs, and centennials.
Papal medals
This site illustrates and lists books about Papal medals by Adolfo Modesti.
Play Money Of American Children
photos and history of children's play money in America from 1880 to present
The Pseudo-Etats of Erik Victor McCrea
Coins from Nichtsburg & Zilchstadt, L'ile d'Heliopolis, micronations, fantasy states, imaginary countries.
The Token and Medal Society
TAMS is the largest educational non-profit organization devoted to furthering the exonumia field, consisting of tokens, medals, badges and other related items. Issues the TAMS Journal 6 times annually, free classified ads. About 1600 members.
Tokens from the Lewis and Clark 1905 Expo
This site shows the tokens and medals from the 1905 L and C Centennial Expo in Portland Oregon.
Transportation Token Database
Online transportation token database. Thousands of tokens displayed along with descriptions, size, composition, city, state, year minted, and value.
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