The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Memorial Token from Etsy

custom token I don’t shop on Etsy very often, but the few times I have purchased items from there have been good experiences. So when I was in the market for a pocket token with custom text to use as a memorial piece, I decided to go there first.

After a bit of searching I found a store that had just what I wanted. I ended up ordering a token similar to the one pictured here. I was able to select the metal and finish I wanted, as well as the font for the engraving. I then input my custom text, made my payment and waited.

This particular store required a 3-week lead time. That’s a little longer than I’m used to, but since they are very up-front about it and since I wasn’t in a real hurry, I decided to go with them anyway.

I’m glad I did. The result was a very nice piece that came out exactly as advertised (and expected). It’s 1-1/2 inches across, about 1/4-inch thick (or less; probably less), and feels quite weighty and substantial. The engraving is readable and the text was rendered perfectly. I plan on giving this as a gift and am sure the recipient will love it!