While our coins are not legal tender, they do have value. Prayer coins are used as a tool for meditation, prayer or as a reminder of spiritual truths. Our virtue coins serve a similar purpose.
They remind us that we matter and that as humans, each day we should try to become better people.
They can also be given to promote positive behavior. This is based on positive reinforcement, which says that when a behavior is followed by a desireable consequence, it is more likely to be repeated.