Sale! 7 City Transit Token Bracelet

This bracelet features 7 tokens from the transit systems of New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Santa Monica.
    Sale price$95.00 Regular price$190.00
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    Product Details

    These authentic transit tokens are soldered to sterling silver jump rings and hang from a sterling silver chain. Each bracelet comes gift-boxed with Certificates of Authenticity.

    Measures 7 1/2" long


    Officially licensed by the New York Transit Authority, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Chicago Transit Authority and the San Francisco Municipal Railway, each bracelet comes gift-boxed with Certificates of Authenticity.

    How Tokens & Icons Came to Be

    Tokens & Icons was founded in 1991 when Ward Wallau was approved for a license with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). This occurred eleven years after he first approached them in 1980 when they filled in the "Y" of the quarter-sized "Y-cut" subway token.

    After collecting a hundred of the "Y-cut" tokens, Ward thought they might be a logical way to reincorporate the tokens into New York's daily life and celebrate them as an icon of the city's rich transit history. With his first fifty pairs of authentic New York Subway Tokens, he received positive feedback and thus began his decade-plus endeavor to secure a license.

    During the eleven years, Ward had intermittent contact with the NYCTA, and finally secured permissions from the NYCTA and the authentic tokens. He and Bulova Watch were the charter licenses. Bulova chose to replicate the tokens, yet Tokens & Coins (the original name of Tokens & Icons) was able to embark with the long sought after "authentic" token.

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