Travel/ medallion

Object Number: 
2002.1.3178
Date: 
1970-1995
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
3 x 3 in.
Description: 
A tiny clear plastic packet printed on the front with the light and dark blue "M" on a white field is the old symbol of the MTA, Manhattan Transit Authority, over the words in red "Please Count & Examine/ Tokens Before Opening". Used to distribute tokens in the New York Subway prior to the introduction of Metro cards in 1993 and the current phasing out of metal tokens.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group