Transportation token

Object Number: 
2002.1.3156
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group