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Hand Crafted Cufflinks, made with genuine vintage transit tokens from The State of Connecticut
Featured token: Connecticut Turnpike Tokens, Good For One Fare

These cufflinks are new.

These are the tokens that were used many years ago in Connecticut. In an effort to reduce wait times at toll booths, Connecticut issued tokens for the turnpike (I-95) in 1982, sold by the roll at a discounted rate. The tokens were immediately popular, but not for the purpose intended. The Connecticut tokens were almost identical in size and weight to the NYC Transit Authority Tokens in use at the time. Time magazine reported that the NYC and Connecticut tokens were even manufactured by the same company. With the NYC subway token costing 75 ¢, and CT Turnpike token costing only 17 1/2 ¢, it was just a matter of time before an estimated 2 million Connecticut tokens found their way into the subway turnstiles in NYC. In any event, the bonanza for NYC subway riders did not last long. Connecticut ended tolls on all their bridges and turnpikes at the end of 1985.

The tokens are brass and the cufflink backs are gold colored.
The diameter of the token is 22 mm.

Both cufflinks display the side of the token showing: "CONNECTICUT TURNPIKE" and "GOOD FOR 1 FARE"

The tokens have been made into cufflinks using high quality toggle backs, professionally soldered to the tokens. We use solder, not glue! We take the extra time to make quality, durable cufflinks so that they will look great for years to come.

The condition of the tokens used will be consistent with the photo, but as with any hand crafted item, may vary slightly. Our cufflinks are made by hand in the U.S.A. The tokens are cleaned and polished, and the result is great looking cufflinks ! Slight differences in the details of the token add to the uniqueness of our cufflinks.

Warranty: 1 year. Any cufflink found to be defective within 1 year of purchase will be repaired or replaced.

We also offer a 7 day return privilege. We want you to be completely satisfied with your new cufflinks !

Connecticut Turnpike Vintage Toll Transit Token Cufflinks Hand Made

$17.99 USD
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