Souvenir token

Object Number: 
2002.1.1951
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. oval
Description: 
A souvenir token made from a U.S. penny elongated and pressed through an embossing machine. On one side, an embossed large building and the words "Chicago World's Fair/ U.S. Government Building/ 1933". The front edge shows a still legible 1918 penny date. From the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. See also 2002.1.1948, 1949, 1950 and 1952, 1955 for similar pressed coins.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group