Boston Transit Token Cuff Links
- These cuff links are crafted from the authentic nickel-sized Boston transit tokens which were in use from 1987-2006.
- Available in a sterling silver bezel, silver-plated brass bezel,
gold-plated brass bezel, or without a bezel. All cuff links have swivel findings. Each bezeled cuff link measures 7/8" in diameter and back hallmarked "MBTA." Cuff links without bezel measure 3/4" in diameter.
- Officially licensed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, each pair of cuff links comes in a Boston Subway Map gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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The history of Boston's public transportation system can be traced to the early 19th century with the development of omnibuses - enlarged stagecoaches which made multiple stops along a route instead of only traveling between two distant locations. Within less than a century, Boston continued to evolve from offering horse carriages on rails to boasting one of the leading electric powered railway systems to establishing North America's first subway in 1897. In this inaugural year, the Miss Liberty Nickel was the fare to ride. 90 years later, the "T" token was minted and in-use until the Charlie Card in 2006.