A Short History of Pressed Pennies and our #1 referred Penny Machine Manufacturer
A Short History of the press penny. The art of pressing coins into commemorative souvenirs dates back almost 200 years!
A Viennese jeweler supposedly made the first pressed coins in Austria in 1818, but the elongated coin phenomenon didn’t hit the United States until the 1892-1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Four pressed-coin designs commemorated the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America—and the coins are still prized by collectors today.
Elongated coins are created when a coin is squeezed between 2 rollers, one of which has an engraving on its surface. The coin is first flattened into an oval shape, and then the engraving roller permanently presses a special picture or message into it.
So it it legal to press a penny?
Yes. U.S. Code Title 18, Chapter 17, Section 331 prohibits “the mutilation, diminution and falsification of United States coinage.” This statute, however, does not prohibit the mutilation of coins if the mutilated coins are not used fraudulently, i.e., with the intention of creating counterfeit coinage.
Because elongated coins are made mainly as souvenirs, mutilation for this purpose is legal in the United States.
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