Each token is set in silver-plated brass and attaches to a silver-plated horseshoe key ring finding with ball that screws on and off to add keys. Back hallmarked "MBTA." Officially licensed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, each key ring comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Periodic cleaning with a silver cloth is recommended.
From Horse Drawn Carriages to America's First Subway
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.