New York City Subway Tokens
32- New York City "Five Boroughs" Pentagram Token
"Five Boroughs" Pentagram Token--This series, "five-borough" with a five-sided cutout, came in 1995. 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. 60 million of these new tokens were minted. The token was finally phased out in favor of the Metrocard system, just after midnight on April 13, 2003. Now the New York City subway tokens are history and highly sought after by token collectors worldwide.