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.
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. So of course, these cufflinks became the first collection by Tokens & Icons. 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 and more, perfectly re-purposing little pieces of history.
True to the spirit of Tokens & Icons comes this exquisite pair of New York City Cufflinks, made with genuine New York Transit Tokens used by New Yorkers on the subway from 1970-2003. These authentic transit tokens are set in sterling silver with swivel findings, with a polished finish that makes them the ideal accessory for any distinguished man.
New York City Token Cufflinks features:
- Made in the USA.
- Crafted using genuine New York Transit Tokens.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Includes a certificate of authenticity.
- Beautifully presented in a Tokens & Icons gift box, decorated with a map of New York City.
Cufflink Diameter: 1.8cm.