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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Regular Issues

MetroCard First Regular Issue

System: Magnetic Stripe
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: Oct 1, 1993; Exp: Aug 31, 1995
KARS# A575

MetroCard Regular Issue (Yellow)

"SM"
System: Magnetic Stripe
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Jun 30, 2001
KARS# A594

MetroCard Regular Issue (Orange)

"®" noticed as of 2014
System: Magnetic Stripe
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Aug 31, 2015
Image Donated

Commemorative Issues

Metrocard Commemorative Common Obverse

MetroCard Inaugural Limited Edition Set
(Famous NY Scenes)

System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: 20,000
Iss: Oct 1, 1993; Exp: Apr 30, 1995
KARS# A592


Grand Central Terminal
Denom: $1.25
KARS# A576

NYC Skyline
Denom: $5
KARS# A577

World Financial Center
Denom: $10
KARS# A578

Times Square
Denom: $20
KARS# A579

MetroCard Second Limited Edition
(New York Landmarks I)

System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: 20,000 (5,000 limited mint sets + 15,000 regular MetroCards)
Iss: Sep, 1994; Exp: Dec 31, 1995
KARS# A593

Statue of Liberty
Denom: $10
KARS# A580

United Nations
Denom: $10
KARS# A581

MetroCard Third Limited Edition
(New York Landmarks II)
Note-cards as sold by MTA, in original cellophane wrapper

System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: 20,000
Iss: 1994; Exp: Dec 31, 1995

World Trade Center
Denom: $5
KARS# A582

Guggenheim Mueum
Denom: $5
KARS# A583

Empire State Building
Denom: $5
KARS# A584

Chrysler Building
Denom: $5
KARS# A585

Straphangers Metrocard
Artist: James Rizzi
Note-card as sold by MTA, in original cellophane wrapper

System: Magnetic Stripe
Denom: $5
Mintage: 20,000 (4,000 sold by MTA, balance given to artist)
Iss:1994; Exp: Dec 31, 1995
KARS# A586

NY Rangers Metrocard Limited Edition Collector Set
(1994 Stanley Cup Edition)

System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: 10,000
Iss: Oct, 1994; Exp: Dec 31, 1995

NY Rangers Metrocard Mark Messier Signature Set

same cards, in folder autographed by Mark Messier
Mintage: 1994 (of the 10,000 total produced)

Mark Messier (1/5)
Denom: $5
KARS# A587

Brian Leetch (2/5)
Denom: $5
KARS# A588

Messier with Cup (3/5)
Denom: $5
KARS# A589

1994 NY Rangers (4/5)
Denom: $5
KARS# A590

The Stanley Cup (5/5)
Denom: $5
KARS# A591

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Metrocard Set
Note-cards as sold by MTA, in original cellophane wrapper

System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Dec 31, 1996
KARS# A499

Denom: $5

Denom: $5

Denom: $5

Denom: $15


Regular Issue Advertisement & Information Cards
(standard yellow obverse with "SM")

Circle Line Cruises
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Sep 30 01
KARS# A721

Radio City XMAS 09 Discount Card
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Jan 31 2011
KARS# A772

Terrorism Instructions Card
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Aug 31 2010
KARS# A755

Terrorism Spanish Instructions Card
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Jan 31 2011
KARS# A770

MTA- Watch Your Step
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Nov 6 2006
KARS# A774

MTA- Pick A Car
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Sep 30 2006
KARS# A775

MTA- Slow Down
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Nov 30 2006
KARS# A776

MTA - Transit Facts Card
System: Magnetic Stripe
Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Aug 31 2010
KARS# A771


Regular Issue Advertisement & Information Cards
(standard Orange obverse with "®" noticed as of 2014)

MTA- M60 Route Notes
System: Magnetic Stripe
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Aug 31, 2015
Image Donated

Chicago Transit Authority

CTA Transit Card
System: Reloadable Mag Strip
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: 1997 Exp: Aug 1, 2000

KARS# A527

CTA Reduced Fare Card
System: Reloadable Mag Strip
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: 1997 Exp: Mar 15, 2000
KARS# A537
(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

CTA Take It Card
System: Reloadable Mag Strip
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: 1999 Exp: Dec 1, 2000
KARS# A538
(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

CTA Take It and Win Lottery/Sweepstakes Card
System: Reloadable Mag Strip
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: 1999 Exp: Nov 1, 2000
KARS# A539
(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

CTA Advertisement Card
1st Consumers National Bank
System: Reloadable Mag Strip
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Apr 1, 2001
KARS# A606
(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

Reverse

 

 

(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

CTA Advertisement Card
Altoids
System: Reloadable Mag Strip
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Oct 1, 2000
KARS# A549
(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

Reverse

 

 

(Image Courtesy A. Becker)

Miscellaneous Transportation Cards

Boston University Change Card
Fleet Bank

System: Proprietary
Denom: none; Mintage: unk
Iss: 1998; Exp: unk
KARS# A500

Miami Beach Resident Parking and Transportation Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: $25; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: unk
KARS# A684

Brazil Toll Road Card
Produced by AMMI
System: Proprietary
Denom: unk; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: unk
KARS# A569

Shanghai Bus Company Card
Produced by AMMI
System: Proprietary
Denom: unk; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: unk
KARS# A567

Danmont Multiservice Card
Denmark
System: Proprietary
Denom: 100 Kr; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Aug 1996
KARS# A172

BVG Transportation Card
Germany
System: Proprietary
Denom: none Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: unk
KARS# A780

VWG Oldenburg CC Pass
Germany
System: Proprietary
Denom: none Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: unk
KARS# A781

Israel Multipurpose Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: 50 u; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Nov, 1994

KARS# A188

Hong Kong Handover Ticket
1 day's unlimited subway rides
System: Proprietary
Denom: unlimited; Mintage: unk
Iss: Jun 30 1997; Exp: Jul 1 1997
KARS# A292

Meet In Singapore '95 Convention Subway Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: unk; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: unk
KARS# A567

Gasoline Cards

Mobil Oil Co. Go Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: $25; Mintage: unk
Iss: unk; Exp: Jun 1997
KARS# A197

Shell Oil Co. Prepaid Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: $25; Mintage: unk
Iss: 1996; Exp: 1 year fr purch
KARS# A212

More For Less Gasoline Card
System: Proprietary
Denom: unk; Mintage: unk
Iss: Jul 1998; Exp: unk
KARS# A510

Shell Oil Company Gift Card

cross reference: Gift Cards

KARS #686

St George Bank easy fuel G&D Card
System: Visa Cash, Reloadable
Denom: none, Mintage: unk
Iss: Nov 2003, Exp: Feb 2008
(Image courtesy: R. Garton)

easy fuel G&D Card

Reverse

note: 'asy' is gray, different chip

St George Bank easy fuel Oberthur Card
System: Visa Cash, Reloadable
Denom: none, Mintage: unk
Iss: Nov 2003, Exp: Feb 2008
(Image courtesy: R. Garton)

easy fuel Oberthur Card

Reverse
(note: 'asy' is white, RELOADABLE at bottom accidently cut off on received scan)

Hess Gift Card

Reverse

Shell $50 Gift Card (2012)
KARS# A936

Reverse

Shell $50 Gift Card (2013)
KARS# A937

Reverse

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