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In the movie John Wick, the title character is using some kind of gold coins to pay for cleaning his house or for the receptionist and to enter the bar.

So my question is: What type of coin is he using?

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This is discussed in the one of the video extras that were released to advertise the movie.

In short, the coins were custom-made for the film and represent a secret currency used by the society of assassins (of which John is a member) with which one can purchase a variety of services including body disposal, medical care, accomodations and transport.

Quoting from the video linked about;

One side of the coin is Peace and Violence in one character, the other side is a Lion (for strength) and a Shield for protection because these coins, if you've got one, you're protected

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    The video link is no longer available. – Stevoisiak Jul 30 '17 at 21:40

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