Vintage New York City Map Pocket Square

Vintage New York City Map Pocket Square

NYC Subway Weekender Bag

NYC Subway Weekender Bag

Retro Metro Brass Large Token Cufflinks

$90.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
1-2640

A Token of affection. The iconic New York City subway token and talisman of the city became a well-known symbol of the bustling underground transit subway system.

Using repolished authentic MTA tokens to create unique collectible jewelry, the Retro Metro Collection can inspire you to “Take the A Train” or celebrate going on the town...”

"Solid Brass NYC" Token in circulation from 1980-1985 in Brass setting.

Brass
26 mm token
Oxidized decorative subway track design edging
Authentic re-polished "solid brass NYC" token

More Information
What's the Story The .900 token was placed in circulation to mark the fare increase to 30 cents on January 4, 1970. The same size as a quarter with "Y" cut out of its center, this token remained in use through the fare increase of January 5, 1972 to 35 cents and the increase of September 1, 1976 to 50 cents. Unfortunately, the cut-out "Y" trapped lint from pockets, and the accumulated lint eventually clogged turnstiles. In 1980, a new token with the "Y" filled in was introduced to solve the problem.