Monday, June 18, 2012

Squished Independence Visitor Center: Philadelphia City Hall

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Found this one on the ground at the crossroads for tourists in NYC. It looked so much like a wad of old gum that I needed to take a second and third look before I picked it up. By the way this weekend was perfect for going around and playing tourist in my fair city.

This is one of eight squished pennies available at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia. As always it takes $0.51 to make these souvenirs. This one is known as a mule since it is two-sided. Printing on both sides makes this elongated cent longer than the one-sided cent. Unfortunately the person who made this used a clad Lincoln cent. Using that exposed the zinc core and will eventually start to oxidize and break apart.

I imagine some student was doing an east cost tour when they dropped there bag and did not notice the coin fall out.

2 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

I was looking at these forums and saw this. I thought you might be of help as I have no idea...

Man said...

I thought you might be of help as I have no idea...

Here's the stats...
Type: 20 Millim
Country: Tunisia
Year: 1983
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Brass
Value: $0.30

There are small and large date varieties but both are equal in collecting value.