The Virtues of Collecting Transportation Tokens and Commemorative Coins

The Oldest Subway System in the U.S.

Collecting Transportation (Transit) Tokens and Commemorative Coins is a fun hobby. There are so many types that scan many states, countries and events.

These are examples of a few which you may find interesting.

Boston, Massachusetts can proudly boast to having the first subway system in the U.S., since 1837.

The brass tokens were used from 1951-2007 when they were phased out and replaced with a fare card (Charlie card).

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) issued the bronze transit token shown in the photos.