.
Transportation tokens
of Central and South America
.
.
  Argentina
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
Subte (metro), 1 trip
Buenos Aires
AR/TK01 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 24,85 mm
Thickness: 2,5 mm
Weight: 2,6 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "UN VIAJE EN SUBTE" ("One trip by Subte")
Reverse: Legend "SBA" ("Subterr
áneos de Buenos Aires"; "Buenos Aires Metro")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Subte (metro), 1 trip
Buenos Aires
AR/TK02 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 20,15 mm
Thickness: 2,5 mm
Weight: 1,7 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "UN VIAJE - SUBTERRANEOS DE BUENOS AIRES" ("One trip - Buenos Aires Metro")
Reverse: Logo of petroleum and gas company "YPF" ("Yacimie
ntos Petrolíferos Fiscales"; "Fiscal oilfields")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Subte (metro), 1 trip
Buenos Aires
AR/TK03 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 19,65 mm
Thickness: 2,0 mm
Weight: 1,35 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "UN VIAJE EN SUBTE" ("One trip by Subte")
Reverse: Logo of Subte
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Subte (metro), 1 trip
Buenos Aires
AR/TK04 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 18,55 mm
Thickness: 2,6 mm
Weight: 1,45 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "UN VIAJE EN SUBTE" ("One trip by Subte")
Reverse: Legend "Transportes
de Buenos Aires" ("Buenos Aires transport")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Subte (metro), 1 trip
Buenos Aires
AR/TK05 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 18,55 mm
Thickness: 2,4 mm
Weight: 1,45 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "UN VIAJE EN SUBTE" ("One trip by Subte")
Reverse: Legend "Subterr
áneos de Buenos Aires" ("Buenos Aires Metro")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 1 section
Córdoba
AR/TK09 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 23,05 mm
Thickness: 1,95 mm
Weight: 6,0 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "1 SECCION" ("1 section")
Reverse: Legend "MUNICIPALIDAD CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba"), image of "Arco de Córdoba" - symbolic entrance to the city
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 1 section
Córdoba
AR/TK10 Bus token

2010-2011

Composition: copper + nickel + zinc
Diameter: 20,05 mm
Thickness: 2,05 mm
Weight: 4,9 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "1 SECCION" ("1 section")
Reverse: Legend "MUNICIPALIDAD CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba"), image of "Arco de Córdoba" - symbolic entrance to the city
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 1 section
Córdoba
AR/TK11 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 18,05 mm
Thickness: 2,15 mm
Weight: 1,3 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "1 SECCION" ("1 section") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 1 section, reduced weight
Córdoba
AR/TK12 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 18,05 mm
Thickness: 2,15 mm
Weight: 1,15 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Hole in a shape of the emblem of the city, legends "... SECCION" ("... section") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Hole in a shape of the emblem of the city, emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 1 trip
Córdoba
AR/TK13 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 18,2 mm
Thickness: 2,5 mm
Weight: 1,4 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "1 UN VIAJE" ("1 trip") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 2 sections
Córdoba
AR/TK14 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 20,0 mm
Thickness: 2,0 mm
Weight: 4,6 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "2 SECCION" ("2 section")
Reverse: Legend "MUNICIPALIDAD CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba"), image of "Arco de Córdoba" - symbolic entrance to the city
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 2 sections
Córdoba
AR/TK15 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 20,55-20,65 mm
Thickness: 2,15-2,2 mm
Weight: 1,65 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "2 SECCIONES" ("2 sections") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 2 sections, reduced weight
Córdoba
AR/TK16 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 20,55-20,65 mm
Thickness: 2,15-2,2 mm
Weight: 1,5 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Hole in a shape of the emblem of the city, legends "... SECCIONES" ("... sections") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Hole in a shape of the emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE CORDOBA" ("Municip
ality of Córdoba")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, value 1
Tucumán
AR/TK06 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 19,05 mm
Thickness: 2,05 mm
Weight: 1,4 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "1 VALOR" ("Value 1") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN" ("Municip
ality of San Miguel de Tucumán")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, value 2
Tucumán
AR/TK07 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 21,1 mm
Thickness: 2,1 mm
Weight: 1,75 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "2 VALOR" ("Value 2") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN" ("Municip
ality of San Miguel de Tucumán")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, value 3
Tucumán
AR/TK08 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 18,0 mm
Thickness: 2,0 mm
Weight: 1,2 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "3 VALOR" ("Value 3") and "TRANSPORTE URBANO DE PASAJEROS" ("Urban passenger transport")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "MUNICIPALIDAD DE SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN" ("Municip
ality of San Miguel de Tucumán")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
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  Brazil
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
CARRIS tram, 1 trip
Porto Alegre
BR/TK01 Tram token

Period unknown

Composition: copper + nickel (?)
Diameter: 21,3 mm
Thickness: 1,75 mm
Weight: 3,9 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "C -- UMA PASSAGEM BONDES" ("One trip by tram")
Reverse: Legend "C -- CIA CARRIS PORTO ALEGRENSE" ("Company Carris of Porto Alegre
")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Elevator, 1 trip
Salvador
BR/TK02 Elevator token

Period unknown

Composition: copper + nickel (?)
Diameter: 25,0 mm
Thickness: 1,85 mm
Weight: 6,35 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "CLC" ("Companhia Linha Circular" - "Company Circular Line") and "VALE UMA PASSAGEM NOS ASCENSORES DA CIA LINHA CIRCULAR" ("The value is 1 way by elevators of the company Linha Circular")
Reverse: Legends "CLC" ("Companhia Linha Circular" - "Company Circular Line") and "VALE UMA PASSAGEM NOS ASCENSORES DA CIA LINHA CIRCULAR" ("The value is 1 way by elevators of the company Linha Circular")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Elevator, 1 trip
Salvador
BR/TK03 Elevator token

Period unknown

Composition: copper or bronze
Diameter: 19,1 mm
Thickness: 2,1 mm
Weight: 4,65 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legends "CLC" ("Companhia Linha Circular" - "Company Circular Line") and "VALE UMA PASSAGEM" ("The value is 1 way")
Reverse: Legends "CLC" ("Companhia Linha Circular" - "Company Circular Line") and "ASCENSORES C.L.C. BAHIA" ("Elevators of the company Linha Circular, state of Bahia")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
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  Chile
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
Metro or public bus, 1 trip
Santiago
CL/TK01 Metro and bus token

1987

Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 28,0 mm
Thickness: 2,3 mm
Weight: 3,3 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Logo of Santiago Metro, year of issue, legend "METRO SANTIAGO CHILE"
Reverse: Legend "BUS"
Edge: Reeded
Alignment:
Metro or public bus, 1 trip
Santiago
CL/TK02 Metro and bus token

1987

Shape: 12 angles
Composition: aluminium
Diameter: 26,8 mm
Thickness: 1,6 mm
Weight: 2,1 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Logo of Santiago Metro, year of issue, legend "METRO SANTIAGO CHILE"
Reverse: Legend "BUS"
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
.
  Colombia
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
Public bus, 1 trip
Cali
CO/TK01 Bus token

1993

Composition: copper + nickel (?)
Diameter: 22,45 mm
Thickness: 2,3 mm
Weight: 7,0 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Year of issue, legend "VALIDA PARA 1 VIAJE EN BUS ALCALDIA CALI" ("Valid for 1 trip by bus - City Government of Cali")
Reverse: Emblem of the city, legend "DESARROLLO SEGURIDAD Y PAZ -- UN DESEPAZ" ("Development, safety and peace - program DESEPAZ
")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
.
  Dominican Republic
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
ONATRATE public bus, 1 trip
Santo Domingo
DO/TK01 Bus token

1978-1982

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 20,3 mm
Thickness: 1,5 mm
Weight: 3,65 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "USO EXCLUSIVO TRANSPORTE URBANO -- ONATRATE REPUBLICA DOMINICANA -- ESPECIAL" ("Exclusively for use in urban transport -- ONATRATE Dominican Republic -- Special"). ONATRATE = Oficina Nacional de Transporte Terrestre (Land Transportation National Service)
Reverse: Schematic image of a man entering a bus
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
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  Ecuador
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
Trole (trolleybus), 1 trip for students
Quito
EC/TK01 Trolleybus token

Now in circulation

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 25,0 mm
Thickness: 1,8 mm
Weight: 5,85 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Emblem of Trole (the trolleybus service of Quito), legend "TROLE"
Reverse: Schematic image of city roofs, legend "QUITO METROPOLITANO" ("Metropolitan Quito
")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
.
  Guatemala
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
Urban railway, 1/2 real
Guatemala-city
GT/TK01 Railway token

Before 1915 (?)

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 18,1 mm
Thickness: 1,0 mm
Weight: 1,75 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Denomination in digits, denomination in words, image of 7 stars, legend "H.MOISE S.F." (???)
Reverse: Legend "FERRO CARRIL URBANO DE GUATEMALA" ("Urban railway of Guatemala
")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
.
  Mexico
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
Light rail (metro), 1 trip
Guadalajara
MX/TK01 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: stainless steel (?)
Diameter: 24,4 mm
Thickness: 2,05 mm
Weight: 4,25 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Emblem of Light Train, legend "SISTEMA DE TREN ELECTRICO URBANO GUADALAJARA JALISCO" ("Urban Electric Train System - Guadalajara, state of Jalisco")
Reverse: Title of the newspaper "El Occidental", emblem of the Mexican Editorial Organization ("Or
ganización Editorial Mexicana") legend "EL OCCIDENTAL -- OEM" ("El Occidental -- Mexican Editorial Organization")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Light rail (metro), 1 trip
Guadalajara
MX/TK02 Metro token

Period unknown

Composition: stainless steel (?)
Diameter: 22,0 mm
Thickness: 2,0 mm
Weight: 3,5 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Emblem of Light Train, legend "SISTEMA DE TREN ELECTRICO URBANO GUADALAJARA JALISCO" ("Urban Electric Train System - Guadalajara, state of Jalisco")
Reverse: Title of the newspaper "El Occidental", emblem of the Mexican Editorial Organization ("Or
ganización Editorial Mexicana") legend "EL OCCIDENTAL -- OEM" ("El Occidental -- Mexican Editorial Organization")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Public bus, 1 trip
Monterrey
MX/TK03 Bus token

Period unknown

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 20,65 mm
Thickness: 1,6 mm
Weight: 3,8 g (with hole)
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Image of mountains, legend "CONTRASEÑA BUENA POR UN PASAJE" ("Token good for one trip")
Reverse: Image of a bus, legend "CAMIONES DE PASAJEROS DE MONTERREY. N.L. MEX." ("Passenger buses of Monterrey, state of Nuevo León, México")
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
Metro or public bus, 1 trip
Monterrey
MX/TK04 Metro and bus token

2001

Composition: brass (?)
Diameter: 25,0 mm
Thickness: 1,55 mm
Weight: 5,65 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Year of issue, emblem of METROBÚS, legend "METRO -- METROBÚS -- 2001 -- MONTERREY, N.L., MEXICO" (N.L. = State of Nuevo León)
Reverse: Legend "BUS -- HM
"
Edge: Plain
Alignment:
.
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  Nicaragua
.

name
place

number type
period
specifications mint
designers
description image
ENABUS public bus, 1 trip
Managua
NI/TK01 Bus token

1970s-1980s

Composition: red plastic
Diameter: 27,7 mm
Thickness: 2,95 mm
Weight: 1,35 g
Mint unknown

Designers unknown

Obverse: Legend "MITRANS ENABUS" ("Ministerio de Transporte, Empresa Nacional de Buses" = "Ministry of Transportation, National Bus Company")
Reverse: Legend "T.U.C." (???
)
Edge: ---
Alignment:
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