Tokens & Icons was founded in 1991, when Ward Wallau, recently out of hotel school, decided to utilise his entrepreneurial know-how and transform New York City Transit Authority’s “Y-Cut” subway tokens into cufflinks.
And so, this is how the New York Subway Token Cufflinks were born. The first collection by Tokens & Icons, Ward believed the tokens were a logical, and creative way to reincorporate an aspect of the city’s rich history into the everyday life of New Yorkers.
Today, all of Tokens & Icons’ beautiful products are hand-crafted from or incorporate authentic artefacts, including Major League Baseball bats and balls, National Hockey League pucks and sticks, Tournament Players Club golf balls and clubs, typewriter keys and coins. They craft products for consumers around the globe, however, one thing remains the same – they are dedicated to repurposing little pieces of history.
True to the spirit of Tokens & Icons comes this exquisite Mercury Dime Leather Wallet. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the Mercury Dime acquired its name from the winged cap worn by the Liberty figure on the coin’s face. It was replaced in 1946 by the Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative dime, a year after his passing.
Crafted from pebble grain leather with polyester lining, and featuring authentic Mercury Dime coins minted from 1916 – 1945, this slim, lightweight wallet is the ideal accessory for any distinguished man. With two card slots on the back and inner pocket, and a magnetic money clip on the front, the Mercury Dime Leather Wallet will hold your cards, notes and other small knick-knacks, and will sit comfortably in your pocket.
Mercury Dime Leather Wallet features:
- Crafted from pebble grain leather with polyester lining.
- Features a genuine Mercury Dime on the front.
- Includes two card slots on the back and inner pocket.
- Magnetic clip on the front to hold notes.
- A metal plate is sewn into the wallet to protect magnetic cards.
- Slim and lightweight.
- Presented in a Tokens & Icons gift box with an authentication instruction card.