Check Out These Sweet Cufflinks Made Using Vintage NYC Subway Tokens

Before the MetroCard, the New York City subway system used coin tokens for access. You would buy tokens at station booths, convenience stores and other convenient places.

The Small Y tokens seen here were used from 1953 to 1970, increasing in value over that period from 15 cents to 20 cents per ride, with a circulation of 48 million.

Etsy shop CoolVintage recently came across a bunch of these old tokens, and made some really cool cufflinks, a perfect gift for any suit-wearing, New York City or subway fan.

They are a steal at $39 a pair, so head on over to Etsy to purchase while they last.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

Something wrong with this post? Let us know!

Brought To You By…