From the 2002 Archive: The Unified Tokenzone

TokenZone Currency

The joint central financial administrations of the Falkland Islands [1], the Kingdom Denmark [2], the republic of Mexico [6], the Moscow Subway [3], the New York Port Authority [4], the Chicago Transit Authority [8], the Metropolitan Transit Authority [5] and the Roundell Paperclip Company [7] are pleased to announce the introduction of a new semi-public trans-national and trans-corporate currency, the Token. Tokens will be accepted in the TokenZone for goods, services and transport. Tokens are introduced at $0.87 or roughly 1 Euro. It’s too early for the international markets to respond, but traders seem positive about the introduction. “A great day for cigarette vending machines in all public transport stations and busstops” says one passenger.
The Token features a few new monetary ideas, such as a rebate system where you get up to 5 Tokens extra if you buy 50 or more, funny shaped coins with holes in them, and in some cases fluorescent plastic currency.

TokenZone opinions

“This is a great day for small countries and other coin processing entities” says Bjarne Geldson, President of the Central Bank of Denmark. The introduction of the new Token follows the 2001 Kopenhagen conference agreement on the standardisation of Token units which fixes the value of one Token. [see table below]
“The token is giant leap towards the introduction of a public transport system in the South Pacific” claims Fred Houghton, vice-superintendent of public affairs at Seal Bay, “The other one sank last year”.
TokenZone Central Bank President, Pavel Rostropovich denies allegations that the great physical distances, and in some cases the total lack of any form of communication between the TokenZone participants is hindering a speedy introduction. “I am confident that once people are standing in front of the turnstile they’re willing to spend their new Tokens. Otherwise they walk.”.
Roundell PaperClip Company CEO Brad DiLorenzo on the TokenZone: “We’re pleased that we can help to keep the TokenZone together. And with the introduction of the digital Paperlessclip we’re taking this thing online as well.”.