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halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
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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
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
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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
Joined: 9-Jul-2015
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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
Joined: 9-Jun-2017
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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
Joined: 30-May-2014
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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!

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