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Much to Explore in Transportation Tokens

Editor’s Note: For nearly 60 years, the feature-rich pages of Coins magazine, Numismatic News’ venerable sister publication, have tracked the history, fun and the growth of this great hobby, while also attracting new collectors to pursue what was once deemed the “hobby of kings.” Dusting off these time-aged issues, from the early 1960s and beyond, each installment of “Past Times with Coins,” written by its former longtime editor, explores what nuggets of interest they contain.

What do mules, ferries, elevators and a one-legged man have in common? They all relate to transportation tokens – a field that to this day continues to offer lots of varieties, lots of issuers and lots of low prices for the collector.

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