Paddy54 Posted August 9, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 9, 2022 Numismatic's has so much to offer us... can you just imagine back in the day being able to be able to afford a vacation or a visit to an expo? Esspecially an expo that newly developed items are now going to make life better. Then think about the value of just one cent??? I can recall my father who was born in 1915 ....working at 15 to help support the family...and actually quitting high school to accept a job that ended up a 47 year career. So even in the 1930's a cent was a lot of money...considering that most made a few dollars a week....but again money went further. Elongated coins have been the average guys souvenir....it was doable after spending the cost to entry a worlds expo or fair. Yes there were plenty of other items...to buy as a remembrance of a day filled with new technologies and goods. However again how much could a working guy or gal afford? Well perhasp 1 cent smashed into a small souvenir to have and remember such a spectacular event. Please share your elongated specimen's in this thread and share any information on the specimen you choose to post. Here's a few of mine that I been fortunate to have found. I'll start with this one ...it's one of my favorite as it's pressed on both sides. It was made in Philadelphia Pa. For the 150 celabration of the declaration of independence. What's really neat is you can actually see the N of cents in the bell. As well wheat stalks ,and other lettering from the Lincoln cent that was the host coin. Just imagine how proud it must of been to be able to afford this smashed penny such a wonderful memories of celebration ones freedom. 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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