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20 Nov 2022

1970-80 New York City Transit Token

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The New York City Transit Token is a piece to keep more than a souvenir, a portal thru time. It was known and used within the 1970's thru late 1980's within the City of New York transportation system.

Brass made, noticeable due to the aesthetics of the punched large "y' on its center, giving thus a peculiar aspect to the item. Many New York City residents and visitors kept the token as a lucky piece, a gift from the City that "never sleeps."

Around a million were struck between the 1970-80 period. Even though older ones were authorized, this shown here remains as a valuable and exchangeable item among specific collectors. Enjoy!


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Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Tokens can be fun to collect! ; )

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

So many interesting collecting paths in Numismatics. Really cool.

Mike

Level 7

I really don't like my comments taken down. They started in 1953. They minted 48 million. They were made Scoville funny that's were the first American cent was made the Fugio. As time went on and prices changed they ordered more another 50 million . They had different design's. The famous bullet token was filled with nickel in the center. There are currently 41 million sitting in a warehouse in Queens. The M.T.A. sill not give the location. They will be melted. I bought my wife a bracelet of most of the tokens. There were many design's. Kindly leave my comment up.

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks much for your comment. Liked the story a lot.

Haney

Level 4

Transit tokens are very interesting and in some cases the only tangible reminder of long since abandon transit lines that crisscrossed most of this country. My daughter has an interesting collection of transit tokens that spell out her given name, showing there are many ways to collect them.

AC coin$

Level 6

Interesting information about your daughter's collecting trend. That is great having a mirror of yourself as a collector with your child. A pleasure to know that you have liked this token shown here.*Never give up.* Thanks for your comments.

RSchwa57

Level 4

Somehow a few NYC tokens have made it to Ohio.

Mike

Level 7

RSchwa57. There all over. I shipped a bag to Florida and Montana to friends who moved and they wanted something of N.Y. to remember!!!

AC coin$

Level 6

Good to know . Thanks for your visit .

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