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1935 Tokens

Tokens are the playing pieces used in the Monopoly board game. They differ depending on the edition and the year of release of an edition. Standard editions, however different they are, usually use pewter tokens. In 1998, a new piece was voted on to be added to the existing 10 ( 11 in gold sets) The winner was a sack of money, which appeared in most standard editions until its retirement in 2007.

Materials & History[]

[1][2]"Monopoly" playing pieces, often referred to as tokens, date from 1935 when Parker Brothers bought the game rights. Prior to this, no playing pieces were supplied with the game. Players used familiar objects such as buttons and charms for tokens. Shortages of raw materials during the war years failed to disrupt "Monopoly" production, but components, including playing pieces, were replaced with lower quality alternatives. The originals being a cannon, thimble, top hat, iron, battleship, and boot. Later in 1935, the race car purse was added to the 7 token sets and then in about the middle of 1935, the purse was added to 8 token sets. In late 1935 and early 1936, the lantern and rocking horse were added to 10 token sets, these pieces are especially hard to find nowadays.

Early Pieces[]

Monopoly 1936-deluxe Tokens

1936 Tokens (Deluxe Set)

The first pieces, from 1935 to about 1938, were made by the Dowst Manufacturing Company, makers of "Tootsietoys." These were die-casts from Zamak, a zinc alloy also known as white metal, monkey metal, pot metal, or die-cast zinc. Impurities in the manufacturing process caused some of them to oxidize and turn black. Later non-tarnishing tokens were made of lead and tin. These non-tarnishing playing pieces appeared in sets licensed by Parker Brothers throughout the world, although some prewar Canadian sets included generic turned wood pawns of various shapes.

War-time Playing Pieces[]

WWII Wooden Tokens

The metal was needed for the war effort, so wood pawns were used for most "Monopoly" pieces during that time. A few games had composite playing pieces made of compressed paper and sawdust. These playing pieces were fragile, and since not many were produced they became collector's items. In the United Kingdom, some sets used wood pawns from the game "64 Milestones" as tokens, but the majority were cardboard cut-outs slotted into black wooden bases.

Immediate Post-war Pieces[]

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Post-WWII Tokens

Dowst focused on die-cast toys after the war, so Parker Brothers produced its own pewter playing pieces based on the Dowst originals. In 1948, the United Kingdom sets used cardboard cut-outs in colored bases. In 1953, these were replaced by tokens cut from sheet metal, which were fitted with metal stands. These were the standard pieces until the 1960s when the pewter tokens replaced them. Some of these tokens from the 1940s being a car with driver ( counterpart to the race car ) howitzer ( counterpart to the cannon ), airplane, as well as the dog, horse, and rider, and wheelbarrow, but these tokens were officially added in the 1950s. Some of these can be seen in the photo above. A picture of the cannon can be seen at the top of the page.

Special Playing Pieces[]

While standard Hasbro Monopoly sets throughout the world contain the traditional pewter tokens, specially commissioned and commemorative sets have used a variety of materials for playing pieces. "Franklin Mint" sets have 22-karat gold plated playing pieces while the 75th Anniversary "Revolution" edition has plastic tokens depicting outlines of the original Dowst pieces. Sidney Mobell's £1.3 million "Monopoly" set has 18-karat solid yellow gold.

In the 1940s the counterpart tokens ( the car with driver and howitzer) were made These pieces were similar to the race car and the cannon. The car with driver appeared in all sets in the 1940s but was removed in 1950 when the race car was added back. However, the token has a very interesting story, in 1935, 1937, and 1938 a few special sets were made with special tokens pictured further up. However, you may have noticed one was a car with a driver after 1938 these tokens were never seen again except for the car with a driver that survived and became a member of the monopoly family. Recently the piece along with the airplane has been getting more recognition as tokens. That being said, many still consider the howitzer and cannon the same though the cannon looks like it was from the civil war and the howitzer looks modern. Like it or not, however, the car with driver lost its counterpart battle, but the howitzer won its. Sets with the car with drivers are very easy to find if you are looking to acquire this shorter-lived piece.

Standard Edition[]

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Current tokens[]

Monopoly 1940s-50s Tokens

The 'Classic 10' Tokens

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  • Battleship (1935)
  • Race Car (1935)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Thimble (1935 - 2017, 2022 - present)
  • Scottish Terrier (1950)
  • Cat (2013)
  • Penguin (2017)
  • Rubber Ducky (2017)

Retired Tokens[]

  • Cannon (1935-1946)
  • Lantern (1935-1950)
  • Purse (1935-1950)
  • Rocking Horse (1935-1950)
  • Iron (1935-2013)
  • Boot (1935-2017)
  • Car With Driver (1940-1950; Likely replaced with or reworked into Race Car)
  • Wheelbarrow (1940-2017)
  • Airplane (1946-1950)
  • Howitzer (1946-2007)
  • Horse & Rider (1950-2007)
  • Train (1980-2007)
  • Sack of Money (1998-2007)
  • T-Rex (2017-2022)

80th Anniversary Edition[]

Monopoly 80th Anniversary tokens

80th Anniversary Edition tokens

The tokens in this anniversary edition are made of brass.

Here are the tokens with their first appearance for each decade:

  • 1930s: Lantern
  • 1940s: Bathtub
  • 1950s: Cannon with wheels
  • 1960s: Horse & Rider
  • 1970s: Pillar with a Racecar on top
  • 1980s: Train
  • 1990s: Sack of Money
  • 2000s: Hazel the Cat

85th Anniversary Edition[]

Monopoly 85th Anniversary tokens

Monopoly 85th Anniversary Edition tokens

The tokens in this anniversary edition are gold-colored.

  • Racecar (like in NASCAR)
  • Sunglasses
  • Yacht (Big Boat)
  • Bowtie
  • Jet (Passenger)
  • Helicopter
  • Wristwatch (Jewelry)
  • Top Hat

Monopoly: Electronic Banking Edition[]

Monopoly electronic edition tokens

Elecrtonic Banking Edition Tokens

  • Current Tokens: 6
  • They are:
    • A Space Shuttle
    • A Flat Screen TV
    • A Segway
    • A Baseball Cap
    • An Altoids Case
    • A Dog in a Handbag

Monopoly: Ultimate Banking Edition[]

Monopoly Ultimate Banking tokens

Ultimate Banking tokens


There are 4 plastic tokens with their corresponding bank cards.

  • Red Car
  • Green Helicopter
  • Blue Boat
  • White Jet

Monopoly: Super Electronic Banking Edition[]

Monopoly Super Electronic Banking tokens

Super Electronic Banking tokens

There are 4 plastic tokens with their corresponding bank cards (and reference cards).

  • Yellow Car - World Traveler
  • Blue Plane - Frequent Flyer
  • Gray/White Safe - Super Saver
  • Red Shopping Bag - Big Spender

.com Edition[]

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  • A computer (Monitor and Tower)
  • A computer with the Internet
  • A computer monitor (Alone)
  • An e-mail (Hand holding envelope)
  • A mouse (The animal)
  • A 3D, pixelated 3D hand (Computer selector)
  • Monopoly Man on the computer
  • A bug (A virus)
  • And a surfboard (symbolizing surfing the net)

America's National Parks Edition[]

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  • A camera, representing tourism
  • A hiking shoe, representing day walks and night walks
  • A mountain bicycle, representing cycling
  • A tent, representing camping
  • A canoe, representing canoe-paddling
  • A fishing reel, representing fishing

Australia Post[]

Monopoly Australia Post tokens
  • Aeroplane
  • Express Post Van
  • Australia Post Truck
  • Postie Push Bike
  • Posting Box
  • PMG Ford Model T

Monopoly: Cheaters Edition[]

Cheaters tokens
  • A cat burglar
  • A getaway car
  • A business penguin
  • A dog burying his taxes
  • A top hat with money
  • A t-rex with a robot arm


Monopoly Builder[]

The 4 tokens in this edition has the affiliated colors and resources to build buildings. They are the construction workers for Mr. Monopoly to build on Monopoly Island.

  • Monopoly Builder - tokens (and resources)

    Construction Workers in Monopoly Builder

    T-Rex (with a jackhammer)
    • Green
    • Excavator
  • Hazel the Cat (with a lot of tools)
    • Purple
    • Crane
  • Rubber Ducky (with a hard hat)
    • Yellow
    • Boat
  • Penguin (with a toolbox)
    • Red
    • Dump Truck

Pokemon Collector's Edition[]

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  • The tokens (non-pewter) are of Generation I Pokemon, the first 151. They are:
    • 1: Bulbasaur
    • 4: Charmander
    • 9: Blastoise
    • 25: Pikachu
    • 35: Clefairy
    • 150: Mewtwo


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  • Pokemon in Pewter token edition are also of Generation I Pokemon, the first 151. They are:
    • 4: Charmander
    • 25: Pikachu
    • 52: Meowth
    • 54: Psyduck
    • 61: Poliwhirl
    • 143: Snorlax

Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition[]

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Here and Now Tokens

  1. Cowboy Hat
  2. Pretzel
  3. Egyptian Head Mask
  4. Tuk Tuk Wagon
  5. Canadian Mountie
  6. Kangaroo
  7. London Black Cab
  8. Chinese Dragon
  9. Safari Hat
  10. NASCAR Stock Car
  11. Boomerang
  12. Windmill
  13. Camel
  14. Inca Mask
  15. Sumo Wrestler
  16. Matador
  17. Inca Statue
  18. Surfer
  19. Russian Dolls
  20. Baseball Glove
  21. African Mask
  22. Easter Island Head
  23. Football
  24. Koala

2017 Token Madness Edition[]

Token madness tokens

Potential New Tokens (in gold)

  • Penguin
  • CRT Television
  • Modern Racecar
  • Mr. Monopoly Emoji
  • Rubber Duck
  • Wristwatch
  • Wheel
  • Bunny Slippers

Classics (in pewter)

  • Scottish Terrier
  • Thimble
  • (Classic) Automobile
  • Cat
  • Battleship
  • Top Hat
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Shoe (or Boot)

Nintendo Collector's Edition[]

Monopoly Nintendo Tokens
  • A Koopa Shell
  • An NES Controller
  • Mario's Hat
  • Donkey Kong's Barrel
  • Link's Iron Boots
  • Link's Hylian Shield

Phineas and Ferb Edition[]

Monopoly Phineas Ferb Tokens

6 tokens are in the game, as shown below:

Brave Collector's Edition[]

Tiara, quiver, magic tart, bow & arrows, target, sword

6 tokens:

  • Tiara
  • Quiver
  • Magic Tart
  • Bow & Arrows
  • Target
  • Sword


Futurama Collector's Edition[]

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  • Bender's Head
  • What-If Machine
  • Hypnotoad
  • Brain Slug
  • Seymore
  • Planet Express Ship
  • Leela's Boot

My Disney Villains Collector's Edition[]

Monopoly My Disney Villains Collectors Edition tokens

My Disney Villains Collector's Edition Tokens

The tokens all relate to the headgear of the various villains:


Sephora Edition[]

Monopoly Sephora Edition tokens buildings
  • Blow Dryer
  • Compact
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara
  • Mirror
  • Powder Brush




Sonic the Hedgehog Collector's Edition[]

Monopoly Sonic Hedgehog tokens




Star Wars Episode I Edition[]

Monopoly Star Wars Episode I Tokens
  • Light Side:
    • Queen Amidala
    • Qui-Gon Jinn
    • Anakin Skywalker
    • Jar-Jar Binks
  • Dark side:
    • Darth Sidious
    • Darth Maul
    • Sebulba
    • Battle Droid

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Edition[]

Star Trek: Continuum Edition[]

  • Vulcan Lyre
  • TOS Shuttlecraft
  • ST: V-era Phaser Pistol
  • TOS Communicator
  • TOS-era Command Chair
  • Klingon Blood Wine Goblet

Target Edition[]

Monopoly Target tokens

Target Edition tokens

These tokens have the Target logo.

  • Bullseye Dog
  • Shopping Cart
  • Shopping Bag
  • Coffee Cup


Coca-Cola Collector's Edition[]

Monopoly Coca-Cola Tokens

Coca-Cola Edition Tokens

  • A bottle cap
  • A delivery truck
  • A Contour Glass
  • A fountain dispenser
  • A Coca-Cola Polar Bear
  • An Original Hutchinson Bottle
  • A Contour Bottle
  • A Coca-Cola Santa

Monopoly: Empire[]

Old empire tokens

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Golden empire tokens

(NEW)



Hello Kitty Collector's Edition[]

Hello Kitty Tokens
  • Kitty's bow
  • Three apples
  • Milk bottle
  • Lunchbox
  • Fishbowl
  • Teddy

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector's Edition[]

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The Muppets[]

Monopoly Muppets tokens

The Muppets Tokens

South Park Collector's Edition[]

Spmontokens

South Park tokens

The Simpsons[]

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The Simpsons tokens.

  • Jebediah Springfield
  • Kang
  • Santa's Little Helper
  • Homer Simpson
  • Three-Eyed Fish
  • Bart Simpson


Shrek[]

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Shrek tokens

SpongeBob SquarePants[]

Spongebob Monoply Figures

The standing playable tokens are (from the left): Gary, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, Squidward, and Sandy. The optional non-playable coin-like token is Plankton.

Playable Characters

  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Patrick Star
  • Squidward Tentacles
  • Eugene Krabs
  • Sandy Cheeks
  • Gary the Snail

Optional Non-playable Character (Enemy)

  • Sheldon Plankton (coin)

Junior Edition (2014)[]

While original versions lacked tokens, the Junior Edition's release in 2014 contained some tokens.

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Boat
  • Car


Transformer: Collectors Edition[]

  • Optimus Prime
  • Bumblebee
  • Grimlock
  • Megatron
  • Soundwave
  • Ravage

Monopoly for Millennials[]

Monopoly for Millennials - tokens

Monopoly for Millennials - golden tokens

The tokens are gold.

  • Camera
  • Hashtag (Pound Sign)
  • Bicycle
  • Sunglasses
  • Laughing Emoji
  • Mr. Monopoly Emoji

Monopoly Space[]

Monopoly Space tokens

Monopoly Space - molded plastic tokens

The tokens are made of molded plastic (instead of die-cast metal).

  • Astronaut
  • Rover
  • Shuttle
  • Satellite

Each token has their own gameboard quadrant of different colors to build their colonies.

Monopoly: Socialism[]

Monopoly Socialism tokens

Monopoly Socialism red tokens

The tokens are colored red.

  • Pocket Watch
  • Television
  • Typewriter
  • Telephone
  • Cellular Phone
  • Gramophone

Monopoly: House Divided[]

Monopoly House Divided - tokens

Monopoly House Divided tokens with their voting chips

  • Blue Party
    • Donkey
    • Eagle
    • Peace Symbol
  • Red Party
    • Elephant
    • U.S. Flag
    • Tea Cup

Monopoly: Longest Game Ever[]

Monopoly Longest Game Ever tokens

Monopoly Longest Game Ever tokens

There are only 4 tokens.

  • Silver Rabbit
  • Golden Rabbit
  • Silver Turtle
  • Golden Turtle


Monopoly: Team Fortress 2[]

Monopoly- Team Fortress 2 Tokens

Monopoly: Team Fortress 2 tokens

Monopoly: Team Fortress 2 features 6 tokens:

Monopoly: Scott The Woz Edition[]

ScottTheWozEdition tokens

MONOPOLY®: Scott The Woz Edition tokens

Monopoly: Scott The Woz Edition features 6 tokens:

Monopoly Go![]

There are over 30 tokens to collect in Monopoly Go. Some of them can earned from events and a few of them can be from Net Worth Upgrades.

Unlicensed Versions[]

Anti-Monopoly[]

  • Current Tokens: 6
  • Anti-Monopoly's tokens are abstract designs, such as a crescent moon. 3 are blue and 3 are green.

Catopoly[]

Catopoly pieces
  • Mouse
  • Tin of Sardines
  • Can of Ocean Fish
  • Fish
  • Ball of Yarn
  • Bottle of Milk

This article is not finished. If you know a Monopoly game with different tokens, please write about it here.

Monopoly: La que se avecina[]

Monopoly's tokens are 2013 utilities and locations.

  • Race Car
  • Hat
  • Thimble
  • Shoe (Boot)
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Ship
  • Wheelbarrow

Gallery[]

References[]

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