Showing posts with label tokens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tokens. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2017

7,777 Tokens Available On Colnect catalog!

Colnectors, let's celebrate reaching the beautiful point of
7,777 tokens on Colnect!!!

Rita 50 jaar, Shopping Carts, Netherlands, 2007, Colnect catalog

Tokens category maintains a high standard, showcasing high-quality images and complete information on every single item. The Colnect catalog of tokens has years, countries, compositions, usages, themes, face values, and currencies filters so you can easily sort your collection in any way you want.


There are 2,844 collectors of tokens on Colnect, from 131 countries of the world. The oldest token is dated about 1467 and the newest one of 2017. The most popular themes to depict are animals and mythology.


We are all very grateful to all the volunteers who have been working on developing the Colnect Tokens category. The beauty of the category lies in your efforts in adding more and more new items, editing and translating the catalog. We thank the Tokens category coordinator, Hernan Bofill [hbofill12], for all the great things you do for Colnect.

Would YOU like to join as a contributor on the Tokens catalog as well? You are welcome to learn more on the Token Catalog Contribution help page. Want to contribute on another catalog, help with translations or even start a new category on Colnect? Please see our Contributor Guide.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Highlighting 6,897+ Tokens on Colnect

We at Colnect are happy to celebrate the achievements of the Tokens category. The catalog has come such a long way from its humble beginning of 100 tokens, and has now grown to feature over 6,897 tokens from 126 countries.

http://colnect.com/tokens/token/2869-Canciller_Wines-Wine_Tokens-Argentinahttp://colnect.com/tokens/token/2869-Canciller_Wines-Wine_Tokens-Argentina
"Canciller Wines" (Argentina), from the Colnect catalog

New tokens are added every day, with hundreds added every month. The catalog maintains a high standard, showcasing every single token with beautiful quality images. This is all thanks to the wonderful efforts made by the Tokens Coordinator, Hernan Bofill [hbofill12], the Editors and Contributors.

http://colnect.com/tokens/token/1186-Vaduz_Castle-Tourist_tokens-Liechtensteinhttp://colnect.com/tokens/token/1186-Vaduz_Castle-Tourist_tokens-Liechtenstein
                                                       "Vaduz Castle" (Liechtenstein), from the Colnect catalog

Last year we celebrated the Numismatic Delight of having over 5,000 Tokens on the catalog, and already we see that over 1,234 tokens have been added since.

http://colnect.com/tokens/token/308-1_Cent-1913~1968_-_Token_coinage-Cocos_Keeling_Islandshttp://colnect.com/tokens/token/308-1_Cent-1913~1968_-_Token_coinage-Cocos_Keeling_Islands
"1 Cent" (Cocos (Keeling) Islands), from the Colnect catalog

The type of tokens most added this year is Numismatic Medals, many from Poland, but also from Mozambique and the UK.

http://colnect.com/tokens/token/3631-Czech_Glass_Exhibition_-_Dark_Blue-Czech_Glass_Exhibition-Soviet_Union_USSR
                                                                "Czech Glass Exhibition" (Russia), from the Colnect catalog


Would like to join as a contributor on the Tokens catalog as well? You are welcome to learn more on the Token Catalog Contribution help page. Want to contribute on another catalog, help with translations or even start a new category on Colnect? Please see our Contributor Guide.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The New Colnect Core Coordinator - Hernan Bofill [hbofill12]

In the great Colnect team there are many different roles. Some start out initiating something new, some Colnect finds for a new role, for some a role simply grows on them. But this is not one of these cases, this case is unique. Here a role is just so perfect for a collector, that it's almost as if it was created for him.

The collector, as most of you know him, is Hernán Bofill [hbofill12] and the new role is Colnect Core Coordinator (CCC). This role will allow him to be in contact with coordinators of all categories, offering his support and advice. He will be with a finger on the pulse of all catalogs, so he'll know when something is needed to be done and what. At the same time he'll have the bird's eye view of Colnect, with the freedom to introduce and push forward ideas. Hernán Bofill [hbofill12] is now your top guy on everything related to the catalogs.
Hernán and his son, Nino
Since joining 3 years ago, Hernán has been relentless in pushing the catalogs and the community forward. Most importantly, he has been relentless in his enjoyment of what he does, refusing to let anything stifle his enthusiasm and momentum. He has very quickly made himself an invaluable resource. By offering his expertise, time, mentoring and always his care he won the respect and gratitude of many of Colnect's team and members.

You see him all the time, editing and coordinating on so many catalogs, answering on the forum and in private, swapping and listing, but let's hear a little more from him about himself.
hbofill12 as you all know him

- What do you collect?
My primary collecting items are coins. Then I have a lot of tokens and medals, that I am putting in order. Due to a "space issue” I only collect labels of the beverages that I drink. I am also a Beatles fan, so I collect Beatles CDs and memorabilia. I have a huge quantity of events tickets (Sports, Concerts, Admission) and Pins, and also some rocks, fossils and shells.

- How did you start collecting?
Since I was a child, I always had the collecting virus in me. Toys, magazines, stickers, glass balls. I always wanted to complete a series…

- Why do you think collecting is valuable?
Collecting, no matter what you collect, means two principal things to me. First, a lot of learning and knowledge. Second, creating relationships with other collecting partners.

- Which roles have you taken on Colnect before?
I've started in Colnect as a Coins editor for Argentina, Paraguay and Fantasy Issues. I would really like to thank Jim [Rubycored] for his mentoring. He was the one that motivated and pushed me to become what I am in this community. Then I became a Global Coins editor and Drink Labels coordinator. One year later, I was helping Jim and Angelo with the coordination of Coins, and handling the coordination of Tokens and Medals. In the middle of that Jim offered his Security Manager position to me and I accepted. With this, Amir also wanted me to become one of the site admins and I started working with some of the other category coordinators, helping them, for example, assign stars and grant editing permissions.

- What do you think are the main challenges Colnect faces?
We have a great catalog and we cover most of the “Swapping” collectibles, which is great. The main challenge that I see now is to improve the data in our catalogs. Doing this, I am sure that we are on the way to become the world's main collecting reference.

- Which are the first issues you'll be focusing on?
I would like to make the coordinator's day by day in Colnect more easy. I am working in a couple of ideas and I hope to share them soon.

- How can members help out?
There are many ways to help out in this community. I think that one of the best ways to start is asking your primary collection coordinator how you can help him. Be sure that he/she will find a task for you to do. This could be a good starting point.

- What would you like collectors to know about you, that they don't know yet?
Well, most of them know me but perhaps they don’t know much about me. About my personal life, I can tell you that I am from Argentina and I am 38 years old. I am married and have two kids. Nino who is 10 years old and Helena who is 6. I am a Systems Engineer and work for a pharmacy industry company, leading the Latin America software factory projects. As I said above, apart from collecting, I am a Beatles fan and enjoy going to music concerts. I also like to watch Football and Rugby.

Hernán Bofill and his family
To wrap this post up, we will finish resolving a mystery with another mystery. Many have asked and wondered, what is the meaning or reason of Hernán's OM avatar? The answer lies before you. As he wrote: "This is my necklace. It was created especially for me and it has been with me since 1997."


Thank you, hbofill12, for all that you have done and with all that you will do. Good luck and congratulations on this new role, we are all excited for you :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

One Year of Colnect Around the World

Do you know where Colnect offices are? Well, they’re not there. Not anymore. Colnect offices are on the move all over the world and chances are that by the time you read this page, they will be somewhere else than where they were when we wrote it.
Frognector was very impressed by the distinguished Indian gentleman's mustache
Today, 7/7, it will be One Year of Colnect on the road. The roads were various and many, led by the fierce and fearless Frognector. He went from the remote hitchhiking paths of Iceland and down the European continent all the way to Ukraine. He then turned east, floating in the dead sea in Israel, visiting desert caves in Jordan, being tossed around on buses and trains through India, enjoying shakes and massages in Thailand and now celebrating the long and yet-to-become-longer way in Laos. We even have pictures to prove it - the Famous Frog on top of Thai temples as well as Polish buildings and battling Indian snakes.
Look behind you, Frognector! The golden Buddha on the mountain is staring at you
So why create the Traveling Office? Well, for one thing, how else will Frognector get to meet the amazing collectors on Colnect? Yes, they can come to a Colnect Convention. But that is in the future. For now, Frognector just has to be every place. That way he got to connect a smiling face to those on Colnect whom he knows so well from working on Colnect. He got to see their collections for himself and see how their Colnecting home station looks like. In Berlin, in Prague, in Bangkok, all presented impressive collections and some good inside advice that can only be given by a collectors’ first person long term experience.
The Red Rock of Petra, Jordan, amaze even Frognector into a moment of silence
In every nook and corner the world hides amazing collectibles. Some already on Colnect, some soon-to-be-added on Colnect. As with Frognector’s travel plan, so it is with Collectible Categories and Collectible Items on Colnect - The Sky is the Limit. During the journey Colnect was constantly buzzing and busy with adding new Categories. Just like Tokens joined in Colnect, Sugar Packets, Trading Card Games and Lego Sets will soon be announced, many others are in the works and soon will be on Colnect as well. On July 2011 we have decided that Colnect should be everywhere, and so should we be. That kept Colnect growing more than ever and light on its feet ever since. Hopefully this is the start of a new exciting second year, with more developments on the site, more countries visited and more collectors met.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tokens on Colnect - Token Catalog

We're very happy to announce the addition of a new category to Colnect: Tokens
Tokens on Colnect


We're starting modestly with only 100 tokens but surely with your help it'll grow very quickly. The coordinators for the category are moneyer12 and neweden. If you've never contributed information to Colnect before, please read our Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

The category has started at the request of collectors and the entire discussion can be seen here on the suggestion forum. You may suggest and become a coordinator of more categories on Colnect - just read our More Collectibles? page.

Our blog has been quiet for a while as most of our announcements are published directly on our announcements forum where you can get regular updates. If you wish to write to our blog don't hesitate to make your suggestions.

Happy collecting :)

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