New York City Transit Token Pendant with Sterling Silver Chain
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Seen in the movie Julie and Julia, this historic pendant is crafted from an authentic dime-sized Y-cut subway token circulated between 1953 and 1970. Set in sterling silver, this beautiful item adds a vintage touch to any outfit.
Sterling silver Venetian chain necklace measures 18 inches long.
3/4" pendant set in sterling silver
Sterling silver curb chain adjusts from 18" to 20"
Back hallmarked "NYCT"
Each charm 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.|