New York City Transit Authority tokens (7)
frame: 4 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 26.7 x 3.2 cm )
printed: on brass plaque on frame: "NYC Subway Tokens"
Framed set of 7 different New York City Transity Authority tokens from the 1950s to the 1990s; 5 inscribed "NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY" and "GOOD FOR ONE FARE"; one inscribed "NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY" and "ARCHER EXTENSION 12-88"; one inscribed "DIAMOND JUBILEE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY NYC SUBWAY 1904-1979."
When the dime fare on the subways increased to fifteen cents in 1953, the New York City transit authority introduced brass tokens. In later years the design was often altered when fares were increased, to discourage hoarding. Production of tokens was discontinued around 1996 when Metrocards were introduced.
Gift of the museum gift shop
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