An icon of New York City, this charm is crafted from an authentic dime-sized Y-cut NYC transit token circulated between 1953 and 1970. Add it to your bracelet for a vintage look.

Set in sterling silver
3/4 inch in diameter
Back hallmarked with NYCT
Each charm comes in a New York subway map gift box with a certificate of authenticity

In stock

SKU 1-2638

Description / New York City Transit Token Charm

An icon of New York City, this charm is crafted from an authentic dime-sized Y-cut NYC transit token circulated between 1953 and 1970. Add it to your bracelet for a vintage look.

Set in sterling silver
3/4 inch in diameter
Back hallmarked with 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.

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