GIFT SET New York City Subway Token Ring + Token - Free Resizing - As Seen in the NY Daily News



NEW: WATCH ME MAKE YOUR RING LIVE, OR BY VIDEO REPLAY, ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE: -- I will send you an Etsy convo with the day and time I'll be streaming your ring live. If you can't attend the live stream it will be uploaded to my Facebook page as a video replay.

NYC Subway Token Coin Ring Plus Token Gift Set! A wearable piece of New York City history!

This gift set includes one ring, and one token attached to an information card with a photo of the Empire State Building. If you want just the ring alone see my other Etsy listing.

Ring color may vary (SEE PHOTOS) due to both the handcrafted nature of these rings and varying metal content of the tokens throughout the decade in which they were produced. These rings are a NOVELTY item, and not fine jewelry, and are not meant to be worn 24/7 without expecting the clear coat and finish to wear off. This will happen with exposure to water and perspiration, and time, as it is brass and can be expected to tarnish. To remove the clear coat use acetone-based nail polish remover, then use silver or chrome polish with a soft cloth to remove tarnish and restore shine. Ring width varies by ring size -- larger rings (sizes 9-10) will be slightly more narrow than those pictured. Rings pictured are sizes 6-8.

CURRENT SHIPPING TIME: Because of the made-to-order nature of these rings a small order of 1-3 rings will be shipped within 2-5 days of order depending on how busy I am. Larger orders will take more time, so if you are giving the ring as a gift please take this extra time into consideration. Ring sizes 4.5 to 10 and half sizes available. I offer FREE ring resizing to US customers only (see below).


USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL is the most economical option -- processing (ring-making) time can be up to 5 days, with transit time 2-5 days depending on the postal service. You will have your order in 7-10 days, sometimes sooner depending on how busy I am, how fast the Postal Service is, how far you live and time of year (Christmas time can slow down delivery time). Once I've shipped it its out of my hands, but you WILL get a tracking number in an email from Etsy. Don's see it? Check your spam or promotional folders.

PRIORITY MAIL - Processing time is still up to 5 days, with 2-3 days transit time depending upon the speed of the Postal Service. You'll likely receive it a day or two sooner than if you chose First Class shipping.

PRIORITY MAIL WITH RUSH SERVICE: Your ring is made within 48 hours or ordering and sent Priority Mail. You will likely receive it within 3 days depending on where you live. Add an extra day for Sunday. Actual cost of postagle plus $10 rush fee.

EXPRESS PRIORITY MAIL WITH RUSH SERVICE: Your ring is made within 24 hours of ordering and sent out ASAP depending on the time of day your ordered. Cannot be mailed on a Sunday. You will receive your order within 48 BUSINESS-DAY hours, and possibly overnight if the timing is right. Actual cost of postagle plus $10 rush fee.

UK/EU CUSTOMERS: Please be aware that you may incur an additional VAT and Royal Mail handling charge if your total purchase is more than 15 pounds. Customs may hold your package at you local post office for you to come pick it up and pay the charges. You can find a current exchange rate dollars to pounds conversion calculator here:

TOKEN INFO: Tokens were used as fare to ride the NYC subway system for decades. In order to ride the subway these days you need to purchase a Metro card, so these tokens are no longer being made and have faded into history. I am a born-and-raised New Yorker (now in SC) and I began making these rings from my own personal collection, so these token rings hold a special place in my heart.

These rings are meticulously hand-made and hand-finished by me, with great care and pride. Because I use authentic tokens that were in circulation for years sometimes a ring may still retain a small ding or two here and there, but I try to buff them out the best that I can. I feel this look ads to the character and authenticity of the token ring.

The outside of the ring states "NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY." When worn with the words "NEW YORK CITY" facing UP, the words on the opposite underside of the ring will say "TRANSIT AUTHORITY" upside down. The inside of the ring will faintly show the words "GOOD FOR ONE FARE."

I make my rings from the "cutout Y" NYC subway tokens, which were in use from 1970 to 1980.

I take great time and care to ensure the smoothest, brightest finish possible.
The result is a shiny brass alloy ring.
Brightness/Darkness of the background finish may vary.

Half sizes available! I offer sizes 5 through 9 of this particular ring. FREE resizing available (see below).

IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE ORDERING: The rings shown in the photos are an accurate representation of the ring you will receive, not the actual ring. These rings are made to order to exact size on a professional jewelers steel ring mandrel, so it is highly recommended that you visit a jeweler to have your ring size measured accurately before guessing at a size and being disappointed if the ring doesn't fit correctly.

RESIZING (US ADDRESSES ONLY): FREE resizing for US customers only due to the huge cost increase in shipping internationally. You will need to pay postage to send me the ring. I am not responsible for rings lost in the mail.

CURRENT SHIPPING TIME: Because of the made-to-order nature and popularity of these rings a small order of 1-3 rings will be shipped within 3-5 days of order. Larger orders will take more time, so if you are giving the ring as a gift please take this extra time into consideration.

RETURNS: READ THE RING DESCRIPTION ABOVE CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING. These rings are made to order, so I offer NO refunds or exchanges. Ring resizing available for cost of postage one-way (see above).

United States (size) in Diameter (mm)

size 4 ------------------------------------- 14.9 mm
size 5 ------------------------------------- 15.7 mm
size 6 ------------------------------------- 16.5 mm
size 7 ------------------------------------- 17.3 mm
size 8 ------------------------------------- 18.1 mm
size 9 ------------------------------------- 19.0 mm
size 10 ----------------------------------- 19.8 mm
size 11 ------------------------------------ 20.6 mm

I seen a link to these rings on a NYC page I follow on FB. I just knew I had to have one. I searched and came across the lovely Beth's Etsy page. I ordered the ring and token package and it arrived really quickly, I live in the UK so was expecting a delay. I was really pleased when it arrived. For me anything to do with NYC is a winner but this ring tops that, it is beautifully crafted and I have had some comments on it and how unique it is. To be able to wear a piece of NYC history is exciting, so thank you Beth for such a wonderful item. Lou x

Just received my recent ring. I have now purchased four rings so far. Three gifts and one for myself. As with my other purchases, I am thrilled with the ring. My recent ring was a gift and is a perfect fit. I loved to see the ring being made and the free resizing offer. I also love the packaging that contains a free token. I could not be happier. I will be ordering earrings for myself soon and more rings in the future. Thank you Etsy for finding this shop for me!!

Cool item that my girlfriend thought was great

We enjoy going to the city a lot over the past 4 years. I saw an old token while there once. Thought it was way cool!! I love this ring. I wish I got the next size...but not a big deal.

Got it super quick after I placed my order

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