Derived from the French word jeter, i.e. to throw. Also called counter or token. Counters are similar to medals, without monetary value. The Austrian Mint, for example, issues good-luck tokens at New Year.
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A small medal, counter, or token.Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary030.htm
Jetons were token or coin-like medals produced across Europe from the 13th through the 17th centuries. They were produced as counters for use in calculation on a lined board similar to an abacus. They also found use as a money substitute in games, similar to modern casino chips or poker chips. Thousands of different jetons exist, mostly of religio...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeton
stamped metal token used in card-playing or reckoning accountsFound on http://phrontistery.info/j.html
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