New York Transit Token Lock Keychain

This lock-style key ring features a vintage NYC subway token.
created by

Ward Wallau

$25.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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Keys to the City

Whether you take the A train every day or like carrying a piece of NYC close, this key ring is a nostalgic travel companion. The stainless steel lock key ring features an authentic, dime-sized, Y-cut New York transit token circulated from 1953-69. Officially licensed by the MTA, each one comes in a New York subway map-themed gift box with a certificate of authenticity. Made in China.

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Made in China

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau

location

California

Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Handmade Recycled
Made from
Stainless steel key ring, authentic NY subway transit token
Measurements
1" L x 0.25" W x 2.13" H
Item ID
42905

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