the inspiration was a nostalgic feeling for vintage NYC-
freedom, good times, energy and laughter
sterling silver 17.5" chain and solid sterling
silver subway token 7/8" diameter
The Y cutout design is from 1985 and was worth $. 90
the wear on the token is authentic giving it a bit of character.
“Five Boroughs” Pentagram Token Necklace
original pentagram NYC city subway token
cast in sterling silver with a matte finish on an 17.5"
sterling silver chain and a lobster clasp in sterling silver
this token was newly minted in 1991 for the fare increase to $1.25,
but not used at that time-instead they were held until
the $1.50 fare increase in 1995.
it was finally phased out in favor of the Metrocard system,
just after midnight on April 13, 2003