Frustrating, yes, especially for people who travelled interstate a lot. New Mexico tax tokens wouldn't have been accepted in Louisiana, nor vice versa.
The people most upset were the lawyers for the US Treasury, who tried to prove the tokens were in fact coinage, issued by authority of the states - something a US state is prohibited from doing.
Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise, you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - C. S. Lewis