New York City Transit Token Pendant
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This pendant, crafted from an authentic dime-sized "Y-cut" subway token circulated between 1953 and 1970, is the perfect token of your affection for that special someone.
Set in sterling silver bezel.
Back hallmarked "NYCT"
Each pendant comes in a New York subway map gift box with a certificate of authenticity
|What's the Story||On July 25, 1953, the subway fare increased to 15 cents. Since turnstiles could not accept both nickels and dimes, the token was introduced. The first token was the size of a dime and made of solid brass. Measuring .650 inches in diameter, the "Y" cut out of its center made it easy to recognize by touch. This token remained in use after the fare was raised to 20 cents in 1966 and it's distinctive design quickly became a New York City icon.|