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Italy 1977 Test Card
System: n/a (no mag strip)
Denom: 5,000 Lire
Mintage: unk
Iss: 1977, Exp: unk
KARS# 1538

Italy 1977 Test Card

Reverse


Italy 1977 Phonecard Type 1
Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 5,000 Lire
Mintage: unk
Iss: 1977, Exp: unk
KARS# 1539

Italy 1977 Phonecard Type 1

Reverse


Italy 1977 Phonecard Type 2
Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 5,000 Lire
Mintage: unk
Iss: 1977, Exp: unk
KARS# 1540

Italy 1977 Phonecard Type 2

Reverse


Crouzet TTM Test Card A (Specimen)
System: Thermo-Magnetic
Denom: 50 unit; Mintage 300
Iss: Sep 1984; Exp: none
KARS# 3577

Crouzet TTM Test Card B (Specimen)
System: Thermo-Magnetic
Denom: 50 unit; Mintage 300
Iss: Sep 1984; Exp: none
KARS# 3577

Intelexpo '85
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: 120 unit; Mintage: unk
Iss: Jan 4 1985; Exp: none
KARS# 2852

Military Communications Center
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $20, Mintage: 100,000
Iss: Jul 1988, Exp: unk
KARS# 2459, MCC# MIL 5a

Manning Prison $5 Red Card
South Carolina Dept of Corrections
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $5 Mintage: 20,000
Iss: Apr 1989; Exp: none
KARS# 1511, MCC# SCD 1

Manning Prison $10 Card
South Carolina Dept of Corrections
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $10 Mintage: 10,000
Iss: Apr 1989; Exp: none
KARS# 2198, MCC# SCD 2

Manning Prison $5 Green Card
South Carolina Dept of Corrections
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $5 Mintage: 30,000
Iss: Oct 1989; Exp: none
KARS# 2198, MCC# SCD 3

Manning Prison

Reverse

(typical Landis & Gyr reverse, control number present, but not visible)

Michigan Bell Ca$h Card Series
Service Cards

L&G #5 Service Card (702S)
Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: 200u, Mintage: unk
Iss: 1985; Exp: none
KARS# 4662, MCC# AMT 1

L&G #5 Service Card (702S)
Reverse

(Landis & Gyr control number in lower right corner is enlarged - at right)

L&G #5 Service Card (702S)

enlargement of Control number 702S

(lower right corner of reverse)

University of Michigan 40¢ Card
(No Notch)

Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $0.40, Mintage: 10,000
Iss: 1987; Exp: none
KARS# 4673, MCC# AMT 2

No Notch Reverse

University of Michigan 40¢ Card
(With Notch)

Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $0.40, Mintage: 20,000
Iss: 1988; Exp: none
KARS# 0307, MCC# AMT 8

With Notch Reverse

Local Calling Cards

University of Michigan $2 Card
Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $2, Mintage: 5,000
Iss: 1987; Exp: none
KARS# 0114, MCC# AMT 3

University of Michigan $5 Card
Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $5, Mintage: 10,000
Iss: 1987; Exp: none
KARS# 0115, MCC# AMT 4

University of Michigan $10 Card
Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $10, Mintage: 10,000
Iss: 1987; Exp: none
KARS# 0116, MCC# AMT 5

Long Distance Calling Cards

University of Michigan $20 Card
Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $20, Mintage: 2,500
Iss: 1987; Exp: none
KARS# 0117, MCC# AMT 6

University of Michigan $40 Card
Michigan Bell (Ameritech)
System: Landis & Gyr
Denom: $40, Mintage: 2,500
Iss: 1987; Exp: none
KARS# 0118, MCC# AMT 7

Stromberg Carlson Card
GEC-Plessey Technologies (GPT)
System: Stored Memory, Mag Strip
Denom: $10, Mintage: 9,900
Iss: Jun 20 1988, Exp: none
KARS# 1147

Stromberg Carlson Card
with Stouffer Waverly Hotel Overprint

GEC-Plessey Technologies (GPT)
System: Stored Memory, Mag Strip
Denom: $10, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: Jun 20 1988, Exp: none
KARS# 1148

Iowa State University $5 Trial Card
Iowa State University

System: Stored memory, Mag Strip
Denom: $5, Mintage: unk
Iss: Mar 1991, Exp: unk
KARS# 1475

Belmont Campus Trial Card
BellSouth

System: Stored memory, Mag Strip
Denom: $3, Mintage: 3,000
Iss: 1992, Exp: unk
KARS# 1116

NY Telephone Pre-Trial Test Card (701C)
NY Telephone
System: Landis & Gyr Optical Strip
Denom: $10, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: Feb 1991, Exp: unk
KARS# 0783, MCC# NYN 1T


701C Control Number enlargement

L&G #5 Service Card (106K = NY Tel)
NY Telephone
System: Landis & Gyr Optical Strip
Denom: 200u, Mintage: 400 (?)
Iss:Aug 1991, Exp: unk
KARS# 0735, MCC# NYN 9T


106K Control Number enlargement

$1 DNC Complimentary Card
NY Telephone
given to Democratic Convention attendees
System: Landis & Gyr Optical Strip
Denom: $1, Mintage: 20,000
Iss: Jan 1992, Exp: unk
KARS# 0107, MCC# NYN 12

View Democratic Convention Change Card Folder

Front, Inside, Back

Aachen/Bonn Test Card
Germany, Deutsche Bundespost
System: Stored Memory, Chip
Denom: 40u, Mintage: unk
Iss: unk, Exp: none
KARS# 1479 (TA 8b)

Aachen/Bonn Test Card

Reverse

 

Ricoh Advertisement Card
Germany, Deutsche Bundespost
First K-Series card
System: Stored Memory, Chip
Denom: 5u, Mintage: 2,000
Iss: 1987, Exp: none
KARS# 1981 (K I)

Ricoh Advertisement Card

Reverse

 

Postal Series #1
Germany, Deutsche Bundespost
First Postal Series card
System: Stored Memory, Chip
Denom: 12 DM 40u, Mintage: unk
Iss: 1986, Exp: none
KARS# 1587 (P Ib)

Postal Series #1

Reverse

 

Uberreicht Von Ihrer
Germany, Deutsche Bundespost
second W-Series card
System: Stored Memory, Chip
Denom: 5u, Mintage: unk
Iss: 1987, Exp: none
KARS# 1535 (W IIb)

Uberreicht Von Ihrer

Reverse

 

500u Goose Bay Trial Card
Newfoundland Telephone
Goose Bay Military Base, Labrador
1st known Canada Trial Card
Control #: 1CANAxxxxxx
System: Stored Memory, L&G
Denom: 500u, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: Sep 88, Exp: none
KARS# 1307, MCC# NFL 1T

500u Goose Bay Trial Card

Reverse

Landis & Gyr machine-readable card magnetic (?) system test

1,000u Goose Bay Trial Card
Newfoundland Telephone
Goose Bay Military Base, Labrador
Standard Plessey (GPT) Test Card
No Control # -used in sev countries
System: Stored Memory, L&G
Denom: 1,000u, Mintage: unk
Iss: Sep 88, Exp: none
KARS# 1308, MCC# NFL 2T

1,000u Goose Bay Trial Card

Reverse

Landis & Gyr machine-readable card magnetic (?) system test

Egypt Trial Card (T4)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: none, Mintage: 300
Iss: 1986, Exp: none
KARS# 4686, Mourglia# T4

Egypt Trial Card (T5)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: LE 10, Mintage: 500
Iss: 1986, Exp: none
KARS# 4687, Mourglia# T5

Egypt Trial Common Reverse

Sierra Leone Test Card (T1)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 10 units, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1990, Exp: none
KARS# 4688, Mourglia# T1

Sierra Leone Test Card (T2)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 25 units, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1990, Exp: none
KARS# 4689, Mourglia# T2

Sierra Leone Test Card (T3)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 50 units, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1990, Exp: none
KARS# 4690, Mourglia# T3

Sierra Leone Test Card (T1-3)

Common Reverse (Pet)

Sierra Leone Test Card (T1A)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 10 units, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1990, Exp: none
KARS# 4691, Mourglia# T1A

Sierra Leone Test Card (T2B)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 25 units, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1990, Exp: none
KARS# 4692, Mourglia# T2B

Sierra Leone Test Card (T3C)
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: 50 units, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1990, Exp: none
KARS# 4693, Mourglia# T3C

Sierra Leone Test Card (T1A-3C)

Common Reverse (PVC)

Italy Test Card Set
Urmet
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: unk, Mintage: 10,000
Iss: 1992, Exp: none
KARS# 4694, Mourglia# T10-13
(also Italy# 5410-5413)

Note-
These test cards were uaed in nearly all countries utilizing the Urmet phone system.

Common Reverse
(above)

Italy Minister (Deputy) Phonecard
Italy
SIDA
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: unk, Mintage: unk
Iss: 1986, Exp: none
KARS# 4704, Italy# 4007

Reverse

Italy Senator Prototype Phonecard
Italy
SIDA
System: Stored Memory, mag strip
Denom: unk, Mintage: unk
Iss: 1979, Exp: none
KARS# 4705, Italy# 5011a

Reverse

 

Classic Crossover Cards

Gemplus/AT&T SVC & Phonecard

A Gemplus SVC on the same card as an AT&T Pre-Paid Phonecard.
The first combination release by the world's largest SVC producer (Gemplus) and the world's largest telecom (AT&T)! The AT&T Phonecard portion was issued to commemorate GEMPLUS' contribution to the Smart Card industry in America.

Denom: $0 & 5 min, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: 1997, Exp: Jun 30 1998
KARS# A373

Obv: Gemplus Advertising SVC
System: Stored memory, Chip

Rev: AT&T Prepaid Phonecard
System: Remote memory, Scratch off

First Australia Smartcard/Phonecard by Telstra

First Chipcard (Sample)
System: Proprietary
Denom: A$10, Mintage: unk
Iss: 1997, Exp: unk
KARS# A302

First Israel Phonecard/SVC by Bezeq

Multipurpose Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: 50 units, Mintage: 30,000
Iss: unk, Exp: Nov 1994
KARS# A188

 

Classic SVCs

Visa Travel Money

First international prepaid card for cash access at Visa/Plus ATMs worldwide

Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games Edition

(numbered issue)

Visa TravelMoney
Barnett Banks, Inc.
System: Proprietary
Denom: none; Mintage: 5,000
Iss: 1996; Exp: unk
KARS# A128

Visa TravelMoney

 

Reverse

Visa Cancun Card

Considered the world's first Visa Cash Card. Since the Visa Cash platform wasn't ready, it utilized the DANYL system. Shown to bank executives to demonstrate its capabilities.

Distributed with folder and two $1 Visa bills (to demonstrate the ability to recharge the chip). Image below.

Cancun Conference Card
System: Proprietary (DANYL)
Denom: none; Mintage 1,500
Iss: May, 1994, Exp: none
KARS# A213, MCC# VHQ 1

 

Reverse

 

 

 

Asia Pacific Conference Card

Considered the launch of the first Public Visa Cash Trial in the world
Overprint of a Gold Coast NAB Trial Card (Note: "old" Visa Cash logo)
System: Visa Cash, Disposable
Denom: A$20, Mintage: 1,000
Iss: Nov 23, 1995, Exp: Nov 30, 1995
KARS# A089 (NAB bank# 05022)

Early American Express (AMEX) SVC Prototype Cards

These cards are from the first batch of AMEX cards created with live smart card microprocessors (Solaic V1) on live AMEX plastic, tested on the AMEX campus in '94.

50 Gold & 50 Green cards were produced with chips. Of these, approx 15 of each still exist in unembossed form (no account #).

AMEX Gold Card Prototype
System: Proprietary
Denom: none; Mintage approx 15
Production Date: 1994; Exp. unk
KARS# A166

AMEX Green Card Prototype
System: Proprietary
Denom: none; Mintage: approx 15
Production Date: 1994; Exp. unk
KARS# A492

First VISA Credit Card with a computer chip
(note - has a calculator on reverse)

Visa International Super Smart Card
System: Proprietary (
Iss: 1990; Exp: Dec 1992
Denom: none; Mintage: 1,000
KARS# A605

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