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Indomini16
Joined: 12-Jun-2017
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Hello,
Do someone else have elongated pennie like this one ?
Is it really common?
I spot a Machine in Toledo, but I never pay attention before;


Is it an idea to add it to the Token section of the catalogue?
Thanks all in advance for your feed back !
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Idolenz
Joined: 13-Jul-2013
Posts: 1963
I think they were all removed in "Token-Gate"
To me they are simply post mint damaged coins, but I don't like tokens in general :°
              
Indomini16
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Quote: "Idolenz"​I think they were all removed in "Token-Gate"
​To me they are simply post mint damaged coins, but I don't like tokens in general :°
​Sorry but what was the "Token-Gate" (I mean I understand what it could be, but when did it took place and what was the consequences?)
As you, I don't like token but when you buy coins in bulk you often find some, so I put them in my swap list because I respect those who like to collect it, and if I can please someone that's ok for me I just don't have the same hobby.
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Jarcek Numista team
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Tokens created from coins made by (in many cases just one person) people were deleted. Carved things, things with colored stamps on coins, gold plated ones and elongated pennies. "Damaged coins" was other term for it as well.
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Indomini16
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Quote: "Jarcek"​Tokens created from coins made by (in many cases just one person) people were deleted. Carved things, things with colored stamps on coins, gold plated ones and elongated pennies. "Damaged coins" was other term for it as well.
​I fully agree with that, but those elongated penny are sold as Tourism token, no ?
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Mark240590
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I don’t really think these have any place in the catalogue. I have some stretched pennies from Gibraltar and a stretched 5€ Cent.
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Quote: "Mark240590"​I don’t really think these have any place in the catalogue. I have some stretched pennies from Gibraltar and a stretched 5€ Cent.
​I believe that they are tokens and have as much right to be in the catalog as shopping card tokens do ..
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Mark240590
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Quote: "derf"
Quote: "Mark240590"​I don’t really think these have any place in the catalogue. I have some stretched pennies from Gibraltar and a stretched 5€ Cent.
​​I believe that they are tokens and have as much right to be in the catalog as shopping card tokens do ..
​Don’t they have a monetary value ?
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derf
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Quote: "Mark240590"
Quote: "derf"
Quote: "Mark240590"​I don’t really think these have any place in the catalogue. I have some stretched pennies from Gibraltar and a stretched 5€ Cent.
​​​I believe that they are tokens and have as much right to be in the catalog as shopping card tokens do ..
​​Don’t they have a monetary value ?
​No .. Any resemblance of a penny or monetary indication is obliterated when the penny is pressed with the die ... So therefore it looses it's monetary value as a penny and becomes a tourist token ..
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Jarcek Numista team
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No matter what use they might have, they are still not admitted.
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derf
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Quote: "Jarcek"​No matter what use they might have, they are still not admitted.
​Then the whole token part of the Numista catalog should be deleted ...
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Jarcek Numista team
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Whole token catalogue is consisting of tokens made from destroyed coins? I guess not.
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derf
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Quote: "Jarcek"​Whole token catalogue is consisting of tokens made from destroyed coins? I guess not.
​What difference does it make as to what the token is made from .. ???

So go through the catalog and delete all tokens that are not made of metal and there will be room for the elongated penny tokens ...
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derf
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An elongated penny tourist token is more of a token than this :::

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces120472.html
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Jarcek Numista team
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It makes a difference between being and not being in the catalogue.
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omarove
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Quote: "derf"​An elongated penny tourist token is more of a token than this :::

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces120472.html
​Why would this be in the catalog? :D LOL
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jim275
Joined: 26-May-2013
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Here's a few that I've picked up at coin shows.

2011 ANA show, Pittsburgh, PA (American Numismatic Association)
2016 Winter FUN show, Tampa, FL (Florida United Numismatists)
2017 Winter FUN show, Fort Lauderdale, FL
and two from the 2017 World's Fair of Money in Denver, CO.
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Would they classify as Exonumia if they had used blanks instead of US pennies?
If anyone is interested, the website for "The Elongated Collectors" is http://tecnews.org/
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ken6528
Joined: 11-Sep-2009
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What about all the tokens that have no value. They are just souvenirs. Most of the new tokens added today have no value. Like this new token just added.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces123766.html
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Jesse11
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The difference between elongated/pressed pennies and shopping cart tokens is that the pennies are the result of "post-mint damage" and were not intentionally minted that way. They are similar to if someone made jewelry out of coins. Perhaps collectable in their own right, but not really part of numismatics.
Idolenz
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Quote: "derf"​​https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces120472.html

Damn I always thought the token section contains questionable stuff but those take the cake!
We could add THOSE fine specimens too. :x
              
dltcoins
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Some are interesting and historical, such as this example from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair) in St. Louis, made with a contemporary Indian cent.

Admittedly, it's no Barbie plastic "Play Token" or Reader's Digest "Lucky Sweepstakes Coin". Standards are standards, after all.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces120605.html
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derf
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Quote: "Jesse11"​The difference between elongated/pressed pennies and shopping cart tokens is that the pennies are the result of "post-mint damage" and were not intentionally minted that way. They are similar to if someone made jewelry out of coins. Perhaps collectable in their own right, but not really part of numismatics.
​I SAY AGAIN ...  !!!! To what difference as to what the token is made of matter .. A token is a token ..  !!!!!!
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derf
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Quote: "derf"
Quote: "Jesse11"​The difference between elongated/pressed pennies and shopping cart tokens is that the pennies are the result of "post-mint damage" and were not intentionally minted that way. They are similar to if someone made jewelry out of coins. Perhaps collectable in their own right, but not really part of numismatics.
​​I SAY AGAIN ...  !!!! To what difference as to what the token is made of matter .. A token is a token ..  !!!!!!
​As far as that goes, using your criteria of "post-mint damage", all of the counter-stamped coins should be removed from the catalog, because that counter-stamp is "post-mint damage" ...

Furthermore, please give an example from "any" numismatic reference that includes or excludes an item "solely" based on the method or process which was sued to create the item ..  !!!!!!!!

To conclude, one of the definitions of a token is: A souvenir or keepsake .. Of which, an enlogated penny tourist token qualifies ...
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ken6528
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There is also plastic play money listed.
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Essor Prof
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Quote: "derf"​​​As far as that goes, using your criteria of "post-mint damage", all of the counter-stamped coins should be removed from the catalog, because that counter-stamp is "post-mint damage" ...



​It depends. How can you call a counter-stamped coin counter-stamped at the Mint a "post-mint damage"?
There is a big difference between a coin like this (https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces22267.html), which certainly deserves its place in our catalogue and a coin where I knocked my initials on with a hammer.
Pcoetzee5
Joined: 19-Jul-2012
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I know Jarcek, like many other admin, is very much against the elongated pennies/5 cents/coins/post-production-damaged-tourist-tokens, and that they were removed during the "clean-up".

I also know there are many collectors who are against collecting tokens, non-circulation coins, or UNC coins or for that matter proof coins.

That is the beauty of our hobby, we can decide what we would like to collect. Personally I like collecting these Post-production-damaged-tourist-tokens. I have some made in Germany, with foreign coins, and even of places that no longer exist.

Somehow I find it sad that we can not add these Post-production-damaged-tourist-tokens to the website. I love this website, as I can add all my coins here, with their variations, mint marks, comments, etc. And even more, I can add new coins, tokens, etc. and they are on line as soon as they have been moderated. I know, I do moderation work too.

Jarcek, perhaps it is time that we accept that we have different desires for our hobby and that we create a seperate section for Post-production-damaged-tourist-tokens, like tokens and ex-whatever. I will be prepared to take this section on as one of my Moderation parts. I am sure I will need your support from time to time, but this is one of the additions we can add to make the site even more comprehensive, and support those who would like to collect these Post-production-damaged-tourist-tokens.

Think about it.
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MonaSeaclaid
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I wouldn't begin to give poor Jarcek more work on this catalogue. The work that's been done has been fantastic and well thought out and certainly of benefit to not only the members of this community but the general public as well. If Jarcek says he's not adding these tokens then I say fair enough. He's not obligated to do this work. He's doing it voluntarily, and he's been doing an amazing job.

That said, I'm really surprised at the general attitude here. I don't think it's an unfair question to wonder why these are excluded, and to see that the answer from so many members is "because we said so" is discouraging, especially since up to this point I've seen nothing but an open-minded community sharing in a a collective but infinitely varied love of numismatics.

These tokens are a universally accepted field of exonumia. Just like medallions, wooden and plastic coinage, hobo nickels and...all other tokens. I don't personally collect them, but to see them completely excluded is disheartening.

I think if we are calling these post-mint damage then we also have to classify all counterstamps the same way. That would include chop marks, merchant stamps and lover's initials. And I think that's fair. It is effectively damage done to the coin post-mint, during the circulating lifespan of the coin. But what makes the elongated pennies irrelevant and the chop marks prized? Personal opinion, nothing more.

As for the comparison of someone making jewellery out of the coins, with the exception of those absolutely horrific rings I see all over the place I've never seen anyone here refer to a coin with a brooch backing attached to it as "not a coin" or "not relevant". Some people won't collect them but in my, admittedly short, time on the forum I've just never seen a complete disregard of the item, or calling it anything but a coin with damage on it.

I'd also have to argue against the point that they were not intentionally minted that way, they were done with great intention by the individual, whether tourist or enthusiast, who just happened to use a vending machine to make the mark. It's not altogether different from many accepted minting processes that are discussed here at length.

I'd also argue against them being "single issue only" or "made by just one person". A single elongated penny vending machine could have had hundreds, or even thousands, of satisfied customers a day. Unlike hobo nickels or post-mint gold plated coins, these are not unique, individual specimens. These are bordering on mass produced. jim275 raised the question best, "Would they classify as Exonumia if they had used blanks instead of US pennies?".

These pieces count as tokens not only by definition but by example.

The fact is that I may never make it to the section of the catalogue that would include elongated tourist pennies, but I don't think that's a good reason for it not to exist. And I certainly don't think that's a good reason to be so dismissive in the forum. This is a wide and varied hobby, and I would hope that this catalogue would exist to match. Is this an ever-growing, unabridged index or an exclusive listing for those who tick the right boxes?
Jesse11
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Should the catalog contain things like hobo nickels? Every one is different. If I scratch some "Spock ears" onto George Washington, should I create a page for it in Numista? Where do we draw the line?

I think the "if they had used blanks" question is actually an excellent one, but not in the way it was intended. If someone created little artistic works on oval pieces of copper, would they merit a place in the catalog? I almost think it's only because of their original existence as coins that they were added here.
MonaSeaclaid
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I didn't argue in favour of hobo nickels being added. My point was a reason for them not to be.
Jarcek Numista team
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Reason is simple. We had to draw a line somewhere. We stopped adding tokens without pictures, cropping atarted and we drawed a line on some new additions.

It is easy to say what should be included and that we should recpect each collector wishes. But who is going to manage that. Some elongated pennies are arguably tourist tokens. Are we going to filter those which are and those which are not?

Tokens and exonumia will have their own lists in the future. Even there, lines will have to be drawn somehow. We can rethink those lines once we give them separate lists. If you wish to be really helpful, then look up recruitment thread, we are looking for new team members, or work on CCIP or work with referees by enhancing national catalogues. That can really help us and you as the final users of numista catalogue.
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yvon
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In my opinion it is simple: these things are not usable for the purpose they were once made.
In other words they are not coins anymore, but pieces of copper or small artworks, if you like.
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Pcoetzee5
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I appreciate the work that Jarcek and other put into the website, believe me, I have a very good understanding for that.

So perhaps we should give them the opportunity to finish their courent endevour, and support them where we can in achieving this. Once this is completed, perhaps then we can start the discussion again.

And as I said, I will be happy to add the post-production-damaged-tourist-tokens to my list of Moderations.
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lebryant
Joined: 4-Jan-2017
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Why would damaged coins be counted as tokens? In my eyes they're still coins but in a POOR grade.
aaronmgd
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Quote: "dltcoins"​Some are interesting and historical, such as this example from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair) in St. Louis, made with a contemporary Indian cent.



​wow! Love this one. I would love to pick up one of these. So interesting.
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Hi !
I got this one in Ljubljana's castle and I love it, damaged 0.05€ or not ! ^^'

blue-m
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I thought the arguments on this thread were interesting. A thought occurred to me that no one brought up at all. A better question to ask about “tokens” could be after purchasing a token could it be redeemed for a good or service? As such you could separate tokens into “private currency” or “souvenirs”. As an example Chuck E. Cheese tokens can be used to pay for games. On the other hand elongated pennies may be interesting souvenirs but you can’t use them to pay for anything. Is this train of thought used at all for deciding what is listed?
derf
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Quote: "blue-m"Is this train of thought used at all for deciding what is listed?
​No, it's not. The train of thought of the Purist Alt-farleft Radical collectors here is that elongated pennies are deliberate post-mint coin damage. They only consider what it was before it became a tourist token.

IMHO, an elongated penny is just as much a tourist token as anything from Monnaie de Paris ...
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Quote: "derf"
Quote: "blue-m"Is this train of thought used at all for deciding what is listed?
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Purist Alt-farleft Radical collectors






​With all due respect, you need to calm down. Raving like that destroys your credibility, and does your arguments far more harm than good.

My own perspective is that there's no reason why they shouldn't be included in the tokens/exonumia section.... If you ask me it's kinda like the countermarked Spanish reales being their own type of coin. They may have been turned into trashy tourist souvenirs but to be fair that's what a lot of the contents of the tokens section is... so I wouldn't really mind if they were included, or either way for that matter.
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derf
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Quote: "CassTaylor"
Quote: "derf"
Quote: "blue-m"Is this train of thought used at all for deciding what is listed?
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​Purist Alt-farleft Radical collectors


​​With all due respect, you need to calm down. Raving like that destroys your credibility, and does your arguments far more harm than good.


​With all due respect, would you please keep your personal attack comments to yourself ...
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nguzman
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I see the elongated OBJECT as a sovenier from a place one visited. So, in my opinion no longer a coin . So I believe that it has transformed into a sovenier just like a bunch of coins joined into a nice jewelry. We would not place jewelry made of coins in Numista
yvon
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Quote: "nguzman"​I see the elongated OBJECT as a sovenier from a place one visited. So, in my opinion no longer a coin . So I believe that it has transformed into a sovenier just like a bunch of coins joined into a nice jewelry. We would not place jewelry made of coins in Numista
​I guess that is the right approach.
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Quote: "blue-m"​I thought the arguments on this thread were interesting. A thought occurred to me that no one brought up at all. A better question to ask about “tokens” could be after purchasing a token could it be redeemed for a good or service? As such you could separate tokens into “private currency” or “souvenirs”. As an example Chuck E. Cheese tokens can be used to pay for games. On the other hand elongated pennies may be interesting souvenirs but you can’t use them to pay for anything. Is this train of thought used at all for deciding what is listed?
​Here is an elongated penny that can be used as cab fare going to or from Club 21. But still a souvenir of my visit.
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Quote: "yvon"
Quote: "nguzman"​I see the elongated OBJECT as a sovenier from a place one visited. So, in my opinion no longer a coin . So I believe that it has transformed into a sovenier just like a bunch of coins joined into a nice jewelry. We would not place jewelry made of coins in Numista
​​I guess that is the right approach.
​Yeah, I agree, the "purist Alt-farleft Radical collector" in me wants to think those are no longer coins and should be kept out of the catalogue completely.

That being said the other side in this debate has quite a convincing argument too, as stated in my previous post, so I think I'm going to sit on the fence here.
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aaronmgd
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Quote: "Indomini16"​Hello,
​Do someone else have elongated pennie like this one ?
​Is it really common?
​I spot a Machine in Toledo, but I never pay attention before;


​Is it an idea to add it to the Token section of the catalogue?
​Thanks all in advance for your feed back !
​Yes, I have many. Probably about 150 of them.
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Hi all,
For my sailboats collection, I have a few that I keep in a custom little album:

I find them fun and tend to agree with Derf, they are tokens. But limits are things no-one agrees with.
Tokens and exonumias sections are much better than they used to be (largely thanks to Jarek) and once will need dedicated people as referees for specific parts. Future ...

I have some to swap, with boats on. If anyone is interested :) ... And I look for more.
Let's use this thread to talk about them, the elongated pennies, cents, 5 euro cents etc.
You will notice that the elongated US cents that have a zinc core are not as nice as the 5 euro cents based "items".
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Quote: "Jarcek"​Reason is simple. We had to draw a line somewhere. We stopped adding tokens without pictures, cropping atarted and we drawed a line on some new additions.

​It is easy to say what should be included and that we should recpect each collector wishes. But who is going to manage that. Some elongated pennies are arguably tourist tokens. Are we going to filter those which are and those which are not?

​Tokens and exonumia will have their own lists in the future. Even there, lines will have to be drawn somehow. We can rethink those lines once we give them separate lists. If you wish to be really helpful, then look up recruitment thread, we are looking for new team members, or work on CCIP or work with referees by enhancing national catalogues. That can really help us and you as the final users of numista catalogue.
Hi

Lately, I have started to collect pressed penny coins with any military vehicles on them! It's more fun than I thought!

I think that pressed penny coins should be added to the catalog because they are representing pressing machine mints (not just a handmade jewelry), the opportunity to make them only can be given as presents/gifts or bought using cash of a penny size coin (so they have a value) and they are very interesting for a WIDE part of numismatist and non-numismatist collectors worldwide!

My offer would be this: **Exonumia** - Pressed penny coins - Name of the Country
In "Name of the Country" I meant the Country which had a contract to use a particular coin pressing machine!

Please respond to this actively!

Ugis
neilithicman
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The tokens section was supposed to be cleaned up when we had 15,000 tokens and people thought it was getting a bit out of hand. The exonumia section was established and some work was done to tidy things up, but the method chosen was far too convoluted, all the different sections, sub sections, sub sub sections, sub sub sub sections. The work was also undone by nobody restricting what is going in to the exonumia and tokens sections, and now the tokens and Exonumia sections number more than 31,000 items. It really is too big.
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Indomini16
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Just found these 3 ones in Madrid :-)


still impossible to consider them as tourism tokens?
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Quote: "Indomini16"​Just found these 3 ones in Madrid :-)


​still impossible to consider them as tourism tokens?
​were these pressed from blanks or over cents?
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Indomini16
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Quote: "AmerSalmeh"
Quote: "Indomini16"​Just found these 3 ones in Madrid :-)
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​​still impossible to consider them as tourism tokens?
​​were these pressed from blanks or over cents?
​Over coins, exactly as these coins the difference is one is defined as a post dammaged object but not the other one.
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Quote: "AmerSalmeh"
Quote: "Indomini16"​Just found these 3 ones in Madrid :-)
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​​still impossible to consider them as tourism tokens?
​​were these pressed from blanks or over cents?
​What difference does it make if one can not tell the difference .. It's all in the mind set. Either your a purist or your a numismatic collector ..
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Quote: "derf"
Quote: "AmerSalmeh"
​​​​were these pressed from blanks or over cents?
​​What difference does it make if one can not tell the difference .. It's all in the mind set. Either your a purist or your a numismatic collector ..
​I collect these btw :)
Just wanted to know!
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Quote: "AmerSalmeh"
Quote: "derf"

Quote: "AmerSalmeh"
​​​​​were these pressed from blanks or over cents?
​​​What difference does it make if one can not tell the difference .. It's all in the mind set. Either your a purist or your a numismatic collector ..
​​I collect these btw :)
​Just wanted to know!
​I'm not a purist .. I also collect them .. They are just as much a token as any other token ...
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pnightingale
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I didn't realize these were so popular. My little Princess Abby started to collect them after her first ever trip to Busch Gardens where she made herself one and thought it was the coolest thing ever. Over the years she managed to get lots of them from just about everywhere we visited plus those given to her by relatives. I even found some 2x2 cardboard flips designed to fit their elongated shape which delighted her. Maybe it's my partiality to children that makes me think these deserve a place?

I'd make an exception for both these and hobo nickels for differing reasons. Sorry guys, the PMD argument doesn't hold consistent water. We already have included the mildly controversial "1 C*NT" large cent converted into a brothel token.

There's all kinds of defaced cents being peddled most of which are pure trash. The process such as it is seems to be little more than using a crude punch to inflict a vague outline of each of our 50 states or to put a cigar in Abe's mouth. It's really no more of a "process" than it would be for me to scratch my initials in a coin. However these elongated cents are truly transformed, and hobo nickels even more so. I'd look in that direction to guide your thinking as to what should or should not be included.
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Indomini16
Joined: 12-Jun-2017
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Hi,

Just pictures of some of the pressed cents I found so far :












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Iainmac
Joined: 25-Feb-2018
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something a bit different, some band from Liverpool,elongated British penny
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jadejackal
Joined: 5-Aug-2012
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Quote: "pnightingale"​I'd make an exception for both these and hobo nickels for differing reasons.

​I feel like I just woke up in a different universe that is almost exactly the same as my own but has certain subtle, unnerving differences. pnightingale arguing in defense of elongated cents is one of those things.
pnightingale
Joined: 27-Jul-2011
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Quote: "jadejackal"
Quote: "pnightingale"​I'd make an exception for both these and hobo nickels for differing reasons.

​​I feel like I just woke up in a different universe that is almost exactly the same as my own but has certain subtle, unnerving differences. pnightingale arguing in defense of elongated cents is one of those things.
Sentimentality has trumped consistency. I can only plead guilty as charged my friend. ​ I think we may have proven The Mandela Effect.
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derf
Joined: 11-Mar-2012
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I posed the following question to the American Numismatic Association:

"Would the elongated tourist token (a.k.a. elongated penny) be considered in the realm of numismatics. If so, in what category would it be placed."

Here is the reply that I received:

By way of introduction, my name is Rod Gillis and I am the Education Director at the American Numismatic Association. Kim Kiick forwarded your question to me concerning elongated cents. Elongated coins are definitely a part of numismatics. As a matter of fact, there is an organization that is devoted specifically to elongated coins:

https://tecnews.org/

The category that elongated coins belong under would be exonumia.

Regards,

Rod
Rod Gillis, Education Director
American Numismatic Association
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
719-482-9845
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Indomini16
Joined: 12-Jun-2017
Posts: 337
Please what are the argument against them in our catalogue ?
Is it about post damage coins? If so why do we keep coins based on post damage coins in our database?

These elongated pennies are made by machines and by the way are standard.
They have a community of collector bu no databased to list them.
They are common and appreciate.
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