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Transportation token

Transportation token
Transportation token
Title
Transportation token
Date 
1986-1995
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
7/8 x 1/8 in. diameter
Description 
A dark gold colored metal token with a silver disk inserted in the center encircled by a band of spiral decoration embossed with "New York City/ Transit Authority". The reverse reads "Good For One Fare". Issued between 1986 and 1995 with the silver insert in hopes of reducing the slug usage at turnstiles. Fares rose from $1.00 to $1.15 and eventually to $1.25 during the era this token was valid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3156
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group