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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 4, January 25, 2009, Article 7

NEW BOOK: COFFEE TOKENS OF COSTA RICA

Rojas Costa Rica Tokens Web site visitor Errol Rojas writes:
I have been a coin collector all my life. In early 2002 I started collecting tokens. I wrote a book on Costa Rican coffee tokens.


Errol has a nice web site on the tokens. Here on some excerpts from the site and more information about his book. -Editor
This site is dedicated to the documentation of coffee tokens used throughout Costa Rica . Authors in Costa Rica and abroad have taken the time to document tokens in a small scale. Documentation was in the form of pictures or just textual descriptions. From these books and pamphlets we learn to appreciate and expand our knowledge of the hobby called exonumia, the collecting of tokens.

The hobby has grown so much that Costa Rican tokens are now being sold and traded almost daily throughout the world. There are auction houses in the United States selling Costa Rican tokens and these tokens are even being sold on eBay. There is a coin show in San Jose , Costa Rica once a month where registered members display their items for sale; a large part of that includes tokens.

The first of three token books will be dedicated solely to Café de Costa Rica tokens and their varieties. The second book will be about a particular Costa Rican farm and the tokens used and their individual meanings. The third book will be what I call a master catalog. In that catalog I will list as many tokens from Costa Rica as possible.

I will include tokens from Amusement Parks, Casinos, Shooting ranges, Parking Meters, counters, foreign currency used as tokens, lead tokens, brass tokens, copper tokens, plastic tokens, bakelite tokens, aluminum tokens and alloy tokens. Included will be paper chits used as tokens. Costa Rica offers many exiting areas for token collectors to focus their attention.

Rojas Costa Rica Tokens pages


To visit Errol Rojas' Costa Rica tokens web site, see: www.costaricatokens.com



Wayne Homren, Editor

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