USA PENNSYLVANIA transit token no date (1938)


USA, PENNSYLVANIA, transit token, no date (1938), Obverse: PRT, NEW STREAMLINED STREET CARS, Reverse: PRT, GOOD FOR ONE ROUND TRIP FARE, 3 curved slot cutouts, brass, 32mm, A750AC, Unc

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This one is larger than normal and the condition is abnormally nice. Atwood has nothing to say about it besides a high price. I’m guessing it’s some kind of commemorative.

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.

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.