What is Exonumia?
Exonumia are numismatic items (such as tokens, medals, or scrip) other than coins and paper money. This includes “Good For” tokens, badges, counter-stamped coins, elongated coins, encased coins, souvenir medallions, tags, wooden nickels and other similar items. It is related to numismatics(concerned with coins which have been legal tender), and many coin collectors are also exonumists. As quoted by Wikipedia.
One type of token is a transportation token. These tokens include but are not limited to:
- Ferries and Watercraft
- Buses, SubwayTrains,Trams,Trolleys, Taxi cabs, Airplanes
- Amusement rides e.g. ferris wheels, zoo trains, slides and more.
The American Vecturist Association specializes in World Wide Transportation Tokens, Car Wash Tokens, Parking Tokens as well as AVA Related Personal Tokens.