RUSSIA USSR maritime transit token 1970s?

$5.00

RUSSIA, USSR, transit token, no date (1970s?), Obverse: logo, SOVIET MARITIME PASSENGER FLEET “MORPASFLOT” (in English), Reverse: same, brass, 24mm, Ministry of Trade, scratches, cleaned XF

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Description

Turnstyles and token boxes were standard items in transport systems of the 20th century.

A token is used like a coin but is not a coin. Rather, it stands for a coin without the value of the coin. Maybe its copper, but says its value is the same as a silver coin. Usually tokens were made privately, but sometimes governments got involved.