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Make a smash book journal during your next vacation. It's a simplified scrapbook perfect for every age.
Pressed pennies – or elongated coins – are keepsake coins that have been flattened and embossed with another design. They were first seen in 1893, issued by private entities as commemorative memorabilia at world fairs and expositions. This practice continued until 1985 when commercial coin-operated elongated press machines were introduced and caused a boom in contemporary elongated coins, like this Sesame Street Characters penny press at the Universal Studios in Singapore.
The History of the Elongated Penny - It is generally accepted that the tokens on the left were first made during the 1892-1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition that was held in Chicago, Illinois to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbuss discovery of America.
Smashed Souvenir Pennies Display. I have way too many of these in books. Next project for sure.