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2009 Charlotte Coin
The 2009 coin features Charlotte's historic South End.

In the Carolina's Colonial Era, Camden Road, now the center of Charlotte's rapidly growing historic South End, was so named because it was a connecting route to Camden, SC, and thence to Charleston where cotton products were transported by ship to Europe. Located in South End and depicted on this coin is Atherton Mill, a major source of such textile products in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1852 the first train arrived in Charlotte's South End on what is now the oldest railroad corridor into the city.

2009 Charlotte Coin
Park It! introduced the first Charlotte Coin in January 1999 as the validation tool for the Park! Center City program. The Charlotte Coin makes it more convenient and less expensive to visit Charlotte's Center City. When patrons visit Center City businesses participating in the Park! Center City program, they receive a $1 Charlotte Coin that is accepted in parking meters and at participating parking lots and garages.

Citizens can use Park It! tokens on CATS buses and the LYNX Blue Line. Riders will be credited $1.00 after inserting the token into a bus fare box or train station ticket vending machine. Citizens will then be required to pay the difference to complete the fare and gain access to the service. For a list of CATS and LYNX fares, please visit www.ridetransit.org.

A commemorative edition of the 2009 Charlotte Coin is available in silver at a cost of $25. The commemorative coin weighs one troy ounce with a purity of 0.999 fine silver. Each coin bears its mint number on the edge and is encapsulated and boxed. Bi-metal tokens are also available at a cost of $1.

To purchase a special collector's edition of the 2009 Charlotte Coin in a commemorative gift casing, visit the Park It! office at 1440 S. Tryon Street, Suite 108 or charge by phone by calling Park It! at 704-375-3177.