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I just want to add information regarding the IRT token. It was minted in 1928 when the IRT Co. was sure that the State of NY and the courts would grant a fare increase from 5 cents to 7 cents. The fare increase was denied. The tokens were never circulated. In 1943 a large number of them were sold to the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Company and remanufactured into new tokens for H & M use. In 1948 the remainder were sold and melted down for their metal content.