NY Transit Token Necklace (pentagon)

$45.00
About Details Inspiration

We bought pounds of old NYC transit tokens from the MTA vaults, searching specially for ones with the iconic center pentagon and the cut-out "Y". The smaller Y token, worth 15 cents, was introduced in 1953. In 1970, the price of a ride rose to 30 cents, and a new, bigger Y token was released.  In the 1990's tokens with pentagon cut-outs were introduced.  At this point, the fare to ride the subway rose to a then-shocking $1.50. Today metrocards have replaced tokens altogether, but I still remember when my dad carried a roll of them in his coat pocket.

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  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: Brass.  
  • Measurements: 7/8" on 26" vintage chain.


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About Details Inspiration

We bought pounds of old NYC transit tokens from the MTA vaults, searching specially for ones with the iconic center pentagon and the cut-out "Y". The smaller Y token, worth 15 cents, was introduced in 1953. In 1970, the price of a ride rose to 30 cents, and a new, bigger Y token was released.  In the 1990's tokens with pentagon cut-outs were introduced.  At this point, the fare to ride the subway rose to a then-shocking $1.50. Today metrocards have replaced tokens altogether, but I still remember when my dad carried a roll of them in his coat pocket.

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  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: Brass.  
  • Measurements: 7/8" on 26" vintage chain.


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