Nickel plated steel is the most economical material to make metal tokens with a heavy weight. Our steel tokens are provided with a nickel coating to protect the steel cores against corrosion. Other surface treatments (copper coating, brass coating, bronze coating) are available on request.
Steel is magnetic and can therefore not be read by electronical coin validators.
Because steel is prone to corrosion when the nickel coating has worn off, we recommend not to use nickel plated steel in wet circumstances.
For its low price nickel plated steel is a popular choice for mechanical coin acceptors in gumball machines or as free give- away like trolley tokens.