Prices have been steadily rising in recent years, and at the last city-held auction, medallions fetched upwards of $500K. Experts feel that the city could bring values down to a more realistic level -- around $300,000 -- if they added 5000 new ones to the pool. Until that happens (if it happens at all), expect to see more astronomical sale values as medallions change hands. There's a limited number of the things out there, and right now, the demand appears to be off the charts.
At this rate, it's probably just a matter of time before we see a reality show about this. Flip This Medallion, anyone?
We covered one of last year's big-money medallion cars here.
[Source: NY Post, via GM Inside News]