New York City Subway Tokens

27- "Small Y" Token

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When the new New York City Transit Authority raised the fare from a dime to 15 cents, turnstiles could not register two different coins. So 48 million of dime-sized, "Small Y", brass Y-cut tokens were minted and went on sale from 1953 to 1970 when the series was replaced by a slightly larger duplicate, "Large Y" token, and 50 million of them were produced until 1980.