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Transit Tokens
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Tokens used by public transit companies for fares.
These are for California and United States cities.
Most are from the 1940's to 1960's.
Transit San Francisco Market
1. Transit Token San Francisco Market Street
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 2.68gm
 
Obverse:
SAN FRANCISCO
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Reverse:
MARKET ST. RY. CO.
Samuel Kahn PRESIDENT
 
Transit San Francisco Municipal
2. Transit Token San Francisco Municipal Railway
 
Brass, 16mm, 2.24gm
 
Obverse:
Large SF
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY
 
Reverse:
Large SF backwards
SAN FRANCISCO
ONE FARE
 
Transit Key System
3. Transit Token San Francisco Oakland Key System
 
Zinc, 16mm, 1.43gm
 
Obverse:
KEY SYSTEM / ONE FARE
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Key System
4. Transit Token San Francisco Oakland Key System 1945
 
Brass, 16mm, 1.91gm
 
Obverse:
KEY SYSTEM OAKLAND / 1945
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE LOCAL FARE
 
Transit Key System 1950
5. Transit Token San Francisco Oakland Key System 1950
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.95gm
 
Obverse:
KEY SYSTEM OAKLAND / 1950
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE LOCAL FARE
east bay transit company
 
Transit East Bay Transit Company
6. Transit Token East Bay Transit Company
 
Copper-Nickel, 16mm, 1.84gm
 
Obverse:
EAST BAY TRANSIT COMPANY
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Alameda County 1961
7. Transit Token Alameda County AC 1961
 
Brass, 16mm, 1.75gm
 
Obverse:
ALAMEDA CONTRA COSTA / TRANSIT 1961 DISTRICT / AC TRANSIT
 
Reverse:
AC TRANSIT / GOOD FOR ONE LOCAL FARE
 
Transit Alameda County 1968
8. Transit Token Alameda County AC 1968
 
Brass, 16mm, 1.82gm
 
Obverse:
ALAMEDA CONTRA COSTA / TRANSIT 1968 DISTRICT / Ready Fare
 
Reverse:
AC TRANSIT / GOOD FOR ONE LOCAL FARE
 
Transit Santa Cruz
9. Transit Token Santa Cruz
 
Brass, 16mm, 1.96gm
 
Obverse:
SANTA CRUZ TRANSIT CO. / SCT
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE / SCT
 
Transit San Jose
10. Transit Token San Jose
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 2.55gm
 
Obverse:
San Jose Mission and palm tree
SAN JOSE CITY LINES
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Sacramento
11. Transit Token Sacramento
 
Brass, 16mm, 1.81gm
 
Obverse:
SACRAMENTO CITY LINES
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Stockton
12. Transit Token Stockton School Fare
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 4.49gm
 
Obverse:
City logo
STOCKTON CITY LINES, INC.
 
Reverse:
City logo
GOOD FOR ONE SCHOOL FARE
 
Transit Fresno
13. Transit Token Fresno
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.49gm
 
Obverse:
FRESNO CITY LINES
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Los Angeles Railway
14. Transit Token Los Angeles Railways
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.45gm
 
Obverse:
LOS ANGELES RAILWAY
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Los Angeles Lines
15. Transit Token Los Angeles Transit Lines
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.56gm
 
Obverse:
LOS ANGELES TRANSIT LINES
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Pasadena
16. Transit Token Pasadena City Lines
 
Copper-nickel, 22mm, 5.29gm
 
Obverse:
PASADENA CITY LINES, INC.
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Long Beach Lines
17. Transit Token Long Beach Lines
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.94gm
 
Obverse:
City skyline and ship
LONG BEACH LINES
 
Reverse:
City skyline and ship
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit Santa Clara Valley
18. Transit Token Santa Clara Valley VTA
 
Copper, 23mm, 5.12gm
 
Obverse:
SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY / ADULT / VTA
 
Reverse:
SINGLE RIDE / ADULT / A
 
Santa Clara County is a few miles south of San Francisco.
These were issued and used in the 1980's.
 
Transit San Mateo County Transit
19. Transit Token San Mateo County SamTrans
 
Brass, 23mm, 4.44gm
 
Obverse:
SAN MATEO COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT / SAMTRANS / RWM / A
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE LOCAL FARE / A
 
San Mateo County is a few miles south of San Francisco.
These were issued and used in the 1980's.
RWM is the manufacturer, the Roger Williams Mint of Attleboro, Massachusetts
Transit Honolulu
20. Transit Token Honolulu 1924 Rapid Transit - Copper-Nickel
 
Copper-Nickel, 16mm, 1.66gm
 
Obverse:
HONOLULU / RAPID TRANSIT / CO. LTD. / 1924
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FULL FARE
 
Transit Honolulu
21. Transit Token Honolulu 1924 Rapid Transit - Zinc
 
Zinc, 16mm, 1.27gm
 
Obverse:
HONOLULU / RAPID TRANSIT / CO. LTD. / 1924
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FULL FARE
 
Transit Albuquerque
22. Transit Token Albuquerque New Mexico Bus Company
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.43gm
 
Obverse:
ALBUQUERQUE BUS CO.
 
Reverse:
HEART OF THE HEALTH COUNTRY
 
Transit New Hampshire
23. Transit Token New Hampshire Public Works
 
Copper-nickel, 16mm, 1.96gm
 
Obverse:
Profile of "The Old Man of the Mountain" rock formation.
NEW HAMPSHIRE / PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
 
Reverse: Same design as obverse
 
The rock formation was also known as the "Great Stone Face".
It no longer exists as it disintegrated during a 2003 storm.
 
Transit Arlington
24. Transit Token Arlington Trolley Virginia
 
Brass, 20mm, 3.52gm
 
Obverse:
ARLINGTON TROLLEY
 
Reverse:
ONE FARE / 1 / RWM
 
RWM is the manufacturer, the Roger Williams Mint of Attleboro, Massachusetts
 
Transit Muskegon
25. Transit Token Muskegon Michigan
 
Nickel, 17mm, 1.80gm
 
Obverse:
PEOPLES TRANSPORT CORP.
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE / MUSKEGON
 
Transit Harrisburg
26. Transit Token Harrisburg Pennsylvania
 
Nickel, 22mm, 4.21gm
 
Obverse:
Capitol building dome
HARRISBURG RAILWAYS TOKEN
 
Reverse:
Capitol building dome
HARRISBURG RAILWAYS TOKEN
(Same design on both sides)
 
Transit St. Louis
27. Transit Token St. Louis Missouri United Railways
 
Copper-Nickel, 16mm, 1.35gm
 
Obverse:
Figure like the letter 'U'
UNITED RAILWAYS CO. OF ST. LOUIS
1919
 
Reverse:
Figure like the letter 'U'
GOOD FOR ONE CITY FARE
 
Transit Butte
28. Transit Token Butte Montana
 
Copper-Nickel, 16mm, 2.04gm
 
Obverse:
BUTTE CITY LINES, INC.
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
 
Transit New York City
29. Transit Token New York City (1)
 
Copper-Nickel, 20mm, 3.23gm
 
Obverse:
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY
 
Reverse:
GOOD FOR ONE FARE
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