wooden nickels

wooden nickels

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Wooden nickel — A wooden nickel, in the United States, is wood token coin, which are usually issued by a merchant or bank as a promotion, sometimes redeemable for a specific item such as a drink. Wooden nickels were most commonly issued in the US in the 1930s,… …   Wikipedia

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