ELONGATED PENNIES

Flattened coins embossed with a new design to commemorate an event can be traced as far back as 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL.  One hundred plus years later, it is not uncommon to find pressed penny machines at amusement parks, landmarks and tattoo shops.

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