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Souvenir token

Object Number: 
2002.1.1952
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 5/8 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 image of the Trylon and Perisphere and the words "New York World's Fair/ The World of Tomorrow/ 1939". The back shows a barely legible 1929 penny date. See also 2002.1.1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 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