They are an interesting reminder of failed alternative hard currency systems.
This large, attractive bearer stock certificate was issued by the Société des Mines d'Or de Kilo-Moto.
We have a selection of different of 1 avoirdupois ounce copper American Open Currency Standard medallions, most of which were produced by the Mulligan Mint during its short-lived existence.
They were valued at "2 Units" each by AOCS standards.
For Trump haters we have a 4 Billion Dollars note that features un-flattering portraits of the President and political jokes. In order to allow prisioners to operate in a monetary economy and earn money in prisonjobs, yet minimize the dangers of bribes to prison empolyees or use the money after an escape, many prisons issued special prison money for their inmates.
The tokens have now been largely supplanted iwht more slphisicated bookkeeping systems.
We have tokens from the Kinross Correctional Facility and the Chippewa Temporary Correctional Facility.
The society provided a wide range of goods and services to members, including groceries, household goods, hardware, travel agency cafeteria, building, painting and decorating services, ladies hairdressing, toys, TV and radio repairs, footwear, optical services, funeral services, sports and educational classes, though today the range of those services has been greatly reduced.
This set of ten different Ynysybwl Co-op tokens, including eight copper or brass tokens denominated between ½ Pence and 2 Shillings, and two plastic bread tokens.