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    Don Roberto

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    Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Last October I found this early 1950s CTA token. It wasn't until yesterday that I found out that these tokens are becoming rare because they were all removed 20 millions from circulation in 1999 and just about 2000 remained unmelted to be converted into jewelry. I'm glad I found it and wil be looking for more. This one I first deemed as just a token and now I know it has some value on it!
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    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    us
    Mar 2011
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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Good find...
    THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Nice token I remember when I was a kid using those tokens to get on the train.
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    Don Roberto

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoze513
    Nice token I remember when I was a kid using those tokens to get on the train.
    Nice! I guess that most transit users exchanged them for the passes.
    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    Apr 2011
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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Nice Find... That token is listed in the catalog as Chicago 150 ACo. That token started use in 1957 and is 20mm in size. The token lists for .75 cents in the catalog.....Anyways I hope that helps and nice transit token...

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    Don Roberto

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Quote Originally Posted by buckhunter2100
    Nice Find... That token is listed in the catalog as Chicago 150 ACo. That token started use in 1957 and is 20mm in size. The token lists for .75 cents in the catalog.....Anyways I hope that helps and nice transit token...
    Very nice! Thanks for the info.
    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    chicago transit authority; Questions 67 & 68
    when Chicago Was still worth listening to

    Anyway Cool Token !

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    Don Roberto

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    chicago transit authority; Questions 67 & 68
    when Chicago Was still worth listening to

    Anyway Cool Token !
    Thanks!
    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    chicago transit authority; Questions 67 & 68
    when Chicago Was still worth listening to

    Anyway Cool Token !
    25, or 3:54 AM

    I think that token is worth more than 75 cents. I think it would be a steal at $2.

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    Don Roberto

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found


    I think that token is worth more than 75 cents. I think it would be a steal at $2.
    [/quote]

    $2 or $3 is good! Thanks. Very rare to find indeed.
    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    Jun 2011
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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Is there a way to date these? I have one exactly as this one pictured except it is very silvery and newish looking.



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    Don Roberto

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Quote Originally Posted by joecontreras
    Is there a way to date these? I have one exactly as this one pictured except it is very silvery and newish looking.
    Yes there is. Look for reply #5 to this post. It tells you about a catalog that depicts them. HH
    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    Jun 2011
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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberborikua
    Quote Originally Posted by joecontreras
    Is there a way to date these? I have one exactly as this one pictured except it is very silvery and newish looking.
    Yes there is. Look for reply #5 to this post. It tells you about a catalog that depicts them. HH
    I see where it says "catalog" but not what catalog specifically.

  14. #14

    Aug 2003
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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    The standard reference is Atwood's Catalogue of United States and Canadian Transportation Tokens. The American Vecturist Association www.vecturist.com would be a source for info on buying a copy, or larger libraries may have it.
    John in ID

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    Re: Chicago Transit Authority Token Found

    Transportation tokens are always fun to find. I remember when I found my CTA token I read somewhere that people were hording them and they had to set a limit to how many rolls of tokens people could buy.
    The future of detecting is up you you! Do it right.

 

 
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