Why collect arcade tokens?

There are a lot of other token collectors, but most specialize in 18th Century trade tokens, which are really neat, very historical, and are often ungodly expensive (though still cheap compared to rare US coins). In addition, the "antique" trade token field has been relatively well "staked out". Many discoveries remain, but the average trade token has already been identified and cataloged.

Frankly, the big advantage of modern arcade tokens is that they're cheap (and so am I). There are other reasons, including:

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