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halfdisme
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McDonalds did a promotion for the 50th anniversary of their Big Mac sandwich. If you bought a Big Mac, you got a brass "coin" (token) that is good for a free Big Mac until the end of 2018.

There are five different designs, and NGC has already announced that they will slab them.
Essor Prof
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Mr. Midnight
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no.
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luca biondi
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Quote: "Mr. Midnight"​no.
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yvon
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I am curious to know why a lot of people here are so obsesed with this McDonald promotion thing?
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WHATEVERR
Joined: 8-Jan-2014
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no, i don't collect tokens or eat mcdonalds. whats the point, they are actually selling for £10-30 on ebay, ridiculous.
halfdisme
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Quote: "yvon"​I am curious to know why a lot of people here are so obsesed with this McDonald promotion thing?
​Big Mac sandwiches are very popular. My wife likes them.

Other people collect all kinds of advertising numismatic items, and some people collect all the different McDonalds giveaways.

One guy bought 5 Big Macs; he asked for one of each of the 5 coins, and said the employees could have the food. They made sure he got 5 different coins.
yvon
Joined: 9-Jun-2017
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Quote: "halfdisme"
Quote: "yvon"​I am curious to know why a lot of people here are so obsesed with this McDonald promotion thing?
​​Big Mac sandwiches are very popular. My wife likes them.

​Other people collect all kinds of advertising numismatic items, and some people collect all the different McDonalds giveaways.

​One guy bought 5 Big Macs; he asked for one of each of the 5 coins, and said the employees could have the food. They made sure he got 5 different coins.
​It is actually pleasant to see that different people are happy with different things.
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CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
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Quote: "yvon"​I am curious to know why a lot of people here are so obsesed with this McDonald promotion thing?
​Me as well.... IMO it's just an advertising gimmick, even if one of the world's most famous sandwiches (quality aside) is turning 50 years old.

Has there been a Numista page created for the token yet?
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WHATEVERR
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https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces145698.html

There is this one, its under brazil for some reason :))
Idolenz
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Probably because it was recieved in Brasil, you get them all over the world.
So get them in Venezuela and use them in Switzerland :wiz:
              
BramVB
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Quote: "Idolenz"​Probably because it was recieved in Brasil, you get them all over the world.
​So get them in Venezuela and use them in Switzerland :wiz:
​Kind of the first universal coinage then ;)
We need a new issuer under tokens ... worldwide ...
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AmerSalmeh Numista team
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Quote: "WHATEVERR"https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces145698.html

​There is this one, its under brazil for some reason :))
​moved under US
thank you
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CassTaylor
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Quote: "AmerSalmeh"
Quote: "WHATEVERR"https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces145698.html
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​​There is this one, its under brazil for some reason :))
​​moved under US
​thank you
​Had a mini heart attack when I thought you meant that you'd moved it under the issuer United States. :D
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AmerSalmeh Numista team
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hahaha
well you can still use it to redeem a big mac until the end of the year, so it's money :P
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derf
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Quote: "AmerSalmeh"​hahaha
​well you can still use it to redeem a big mac until the end of the year, so it's money :P
​It's not money, it's a merchandise token ...
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AmerSalmeh Numista team
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Quote: "derf"
Quote: "AmerSalmeh"​hahaha
​​well you can still use it to redeem a big mac until the end of the year, so it's money :P
​​It's not money, it's a merchandise token ...
​that was a joke! :)
it's under tokens obviously
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JRo69
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I have 4 of the 5 and my friend has the other for me. I have an extra one to swap if anyone wants or needs it.
I collected them all because I grew up eating Big Macs. It's harmless fun.
halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
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It seems that there was a bit of confusion with the distribution of the Big Mac coins. At one McDonalds, I was told that they only had one design--the other designs would be sent after they exhausted the one they had.

Today, I talked to a Big Mac fanatic, and he only got one coin, because he was told the same thing.

Our results: six coins (from three different locations)--four different designs.
ken6528
Joined: 11-Sep-2009
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My McDonalds got 1 box of coins. They all have “50” on them on one side (that is the confusion). The box was an assortment of coins with different dates. Most of the packages had the coins upside down so you couldn’t see the date. You could move the coin in the package to see the date.

When they redeem the coin for a free mac they have to be out of the package. They have to return the coin to corporate office to get credit for it.
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sarikanair
Joined: 30-Nov-2017
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On my my! This is crazy, I got to know about these Mac D tokens and never thought people would take them seriously... I wished people took as much interest in historical coins...
yvon
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Quote: "sarikanair"​On my my! This is crazy, I got to know about these Mac D tokens and never thought people would take them seriously... I wished people took as much interest in historical coins...
​Dear sarikanair, you speak my language!
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halfdisme
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Quote: "yvon"
Quote: "sarikanair"​On my my! This is crazy, I got to know about these Mac D tokens and never thought people would take them seriously... I wished people took as much interest in historical coins...
​​Dear sarikanair, you speak my language!
​To each, their own. It cannot be any worse than those who collect "Essais" that have about as much legality as most of the coins from Liberia.
CassTaylor
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Quote: "halfdisme"
Quote: "yvon"

Quote: "sarikanair"​On my my! This is crazy, I got to know about these Mac D tokens and never thought people would take them seriously... I wished people took as much interest in historical coins...
​​​Dear sarikanair, you speak my language!
​​To each, their own. It cannot be any worse than those who collect "Essais" that have about as much legality as most of the coins from Liberia.
​Heartily agreed!
That being said, from a personal POV I am as baffled as the other two about this Big Mac token craze. B.
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halfdisme
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Quote: "CassTaylor"
Quote: "halfdisme"

Quote: "yvon"
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Quote: "sarikanair"​On my my! This is crazy, I got to know about these Mac D tokens and never thought people would take them seriously... I wished people took as much interest in historical coins...
​​​​Dear sarikanair, you speak my language!
​​​To each, their own. It cannot be any worse than those who collect "Essais" that have about as much legality as most of the coins from Liberia.
​​Heartily agreed!
​That being said, from a personal POV I am as baffled as the other two about this Big Mac token craze. B.
​I think you have to be a lover of Big Macs to really appreciate it. (Actually, I am not. My wife is.)
You know collecting is primarily the "thrill of the hunt", and you only had one day to get them from the source. I think that it was a smart promotion.

This will pass...once the tokens are worthless on January 1.
LargoRich
Joined: 18-Mar-2017
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There are five different designs, and NGC has already announced that they will slab them.

There will be different versions of "with fries" (sort of like first pressing) and "without fries" which will render them less valuable. ;) Anything for a buck! In my opinion slabbing coins is for investors as opposed to collectors. I go to a bourse looking for coins to add to my collection and find table after table of Gold slabbed coins maybe 50 to a table along with a guard. So disappointing. Not a coin show but a seminar on investing. Give me a table with 50 or so red boxes containing hundreds of 2 X 2s in Alpha order just waiting to be mine for a reasonable price. However, I have bought coins which are slabbed and then tried to figure out how to get to the coin without maiming myself!
neilithicman
Joined: 22-Nov-2017
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Quote: "WHATEVERR"​no, i don't collect tokens or eat mcdonalds. whats the point, they are actually selling for £10-30 on ebay, ridiculous.
​Memorabilia. McDonalds stuff is pretty popular to collect, especially the happy meal toys. Have you seen what prices the early toys sell for?
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halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
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Quote: "LargoRich"​ Give me a table with 50 or so red boxes containing hundreds of 2 X 2s in Alpha order just waiting to be mine for a reasonable price.
​It is much more fun to go through loose coins that the owner has not attempted to attribute.

Personally, I hate to go through boxes of coins in manilla envelopes. It takes far too long to open each--I do not rely on the written attributions on the envelopes!
sarikanair
Joined: 30-Nov-2017
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Quote: "CassTaylor"
Quote: "halfdisme"

Quote: "yvon"
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Quote: "sarikanair"​On my my! This is crazy, I got to know about these Mac D tokens and never thought people would take them seriously... I wished people took as much interest in historical coins...
​​​​Dear sarikanair, you speak my language!
​​​To each, their own. It cannot be any worse than those who collect "Essais" that have about as much legality as most of the coins from Liberia.
​​Heartily agreed!
​That being said, from a personal POV I am as baffled as the other two about this Big Mac token craze. B.
​Glad to know that you agree with me.. there is a need to promote numismatics among youngsters, let’s hope for the best!
CassTaylor
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Well, you never know if maybe those Big Mac coins have already started a young numismatist or two on their way to collecting. ;)
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Bavariat
Joined: 7-Apr-2013
Posts: 8
Saw these coins today in Austria (Innsbruck). There are big advertisement billboards in the streets offering one of 5 different BigMac coins for every BigMac Meal purchased. Did not go there, though.
I have not seen anything like this here in Germany nor in the other countries I have been to during the past weeks ( Czech, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein - yes they have also a McD there although I believe it is actually Swiss -, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary)...
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halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
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I once heard a speech by a man involved in launching McDonald's in Russia.

One of the hardest things to do, was to get the employees to be nice to the customers (Why do I have to be nice? I have something to sell that they want to buy.)

They also had to put a limit of 10 on the purchase of Big Macs, to keep them from all going to the black market.

Startup took over two years, to set up the supply system for the meals. They had to select farms, then teach them how to increase their production to produce enough. Then, like the lettuce farm, they had to teach the farmers and locals not to devour the harvest, so they had the produce for the store!
yvon
Joined: 9-Jun-2017
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Quote: "halfdisme"​I once heard a speech by a man involved in launching McDonald's in Russia.

​One of the hardest things to do, was to get the employees to be nice to the customers (Why do I have to be nice? I have something to sell that they want to buy.)

​They also had to put a limit of 10 on the purchase of Big Macs, to keep them from all going to the black market.

​Startup took over two years, to set up the supply system for the meals. They had to select farms, then teach them how to increase their production to produce enough. Then, like the lettuce farm, they had to teach the farmers and locals not to devour the harvest, so they had the produce for the store!
​...a lot of effort and still such a useless product...
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David52
Joined: 10-Dec-2014
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I've got all five. Even got a couple extra for swap if anyone is interested. My family back in the states knows I collect coins and got them for me. You're right, Germany doesn't have them. I don't normally collect tokens but they look nice and I kept them in the package. Maybe someday they will be worth something, well at least a Big Mac until the end of the year.
Have you seen them on eBay? They want $10 or more for them. That's more than a Big Mac.
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Terry Mitchner
Joined: 7-Jan-2018
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McDee Collectors

Any of you also have these . . .

I would put the Big Mac tokens in my collection, but I do not go to Macdonald's
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