- These authentic New York City dime-sized transit tokens were first implemented in 1953 when a fare rise to 15 cents, forced engineers who were not able to design a turnstile that could accept two different coins, to use tokens instead. More recently, the tokens themselves have been replaced by the MetroCard, but have endured as a symbol of old New York. Makes a great gift to all those that love this wonderful city, and comes packaged in a specially designed, map-covered cufflink box with authenticity card. Prestigiously set in sterling silver and hallmarked "NYCT".
Officially licensed by the MTA.
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