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Kansas City Bus Token? (Id: Kc Bus Token)

 
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 Posted 10/23/2020  7:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ethan Parmet to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I have this bus token (sorry for low image quality, my camera just won't focus for some reason) that says K.C. R.Y.S. Co - 1/2 fare. I know this is a Kansas City Bus Token, because I have found similar ones. I have seen full fare tokens, but can't find anything about this half fare one. Does anyone know what year this is from or how much it is worth?
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 Posted 10/23/2020  9:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Visit www.tokencatalog.com and then search within State=Missouri, City=Kansas City and Exact Phrase = rys.

Several should pop up. The listings do not appear to give a date when each token was in use, however, or a current value.

I checked eBay for current market values, but there isn't much currently to go on. One 1/2 Fare Token is listed for $20 or Best Offer - a couple of Full Fare tokens that were listed previously for $1 didn't get any bids. So, which is the better proxy?

Maybe a knowledgeable transportation token collector will stop by with the answers. I will say, however, that I would be surprised to learn that the token commands a high price in the market - most don't.






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 Posted 10/23/2020  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ethan Parmet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you send me the ebay link? I can't find it. The token listing on the other website just gives me the details which I already knew.
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 Posted 10/23/2020  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Token for Kansas City Rys Co 1/2 fare first appeared in 1917. Listed under Kansas City 440 section. Value would be higher than the full fare token. The obverse and reverse should be the same, but I am not sure what that would be currently as I have not purchased transport tokens in a number of years. I pulled this date from the Atwood-Coffee Catalogue 4th edition (1983)

Nice item to have in a transportation collection.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ethan Parmet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks jbuck, but I'm not actually new to the community. I was slightly active from 2018 to 2019, but got locked out of my account, could not get back in, and after a year of contacting the forum admin, did not receive any messages back.
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