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 Posted 10/14/2019  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a mix from Atlanta, Georgia's MARTA.

The token on the left is a plain Jane copper token from about 2000. The 5 ugly brass tokens on the right are a few years older. Not sure what happened to them. They're dogs and I almost tossed them in the bin, but I'm sure someone will clean them up. MARTA switched to cards about 10 years ago so these tokens are now obsolete.

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 Posted 10/14/2019  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the last two for today...

1 - a bimetallic transit token from Minneapolis /St Paul, Minnesota.

Metro transit still accepts tokens BUT they only sell them to non-profit agencies. Those agencies give or re-sell the tokens (discounted) to homeless people, or people who need them to get to work or school.

See: https://www.metrotransit.org/non-profit

1 - Titletown USA from Green Bay Transit

That design is the outline of Wisconsin around a football. These guys have won more championships than you might expect from a small city so I don't mind the nickname. Not sure what Tom Brady thinks of that though?

See: https://www.packers.com/history/cha...ship-seasons

PS: this is one of the few cities in the US that I've never been to. All of the other tokens I posted are from places I've been!

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 Posted 10/14/2019  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Last pic of the day - here's all 42 transit tokens that I just posted. I had to resize the pic to fit on here (300kb!) so sorry if it's blurry. These are all my doubles that I'm going to post for sale sooner than later.


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 Posted 10/15/2019  07:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to see them all together.
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 Posted 10/15/2019  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really like the slotted transit tokens. The Mobile, Alabama token is fun, and the design was used by many other agencies like Terra Haute Indiana, Canton Ohio, Sheboygan Wisconsin, etc. I thought about building a set just with those cities. I assume they were produced by the same mill. They remind me of a different era. Some of the more recent designs are fine (again, the LA token with the skyline and palm trees) but now it's all metro cards and tickets. I know some people collect them (not me), but it's like collecting phone cards. Not for me!
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 Posted 10/16/2019  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are varieties on the design of the bus as well. I have a collection of transit tokens that I periodically add. The older tokens are certainly a reminder of a different time.
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