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Souvenir token

Object Number: 
2002.1.1950
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 1/4 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 log fortress and the words "A Century of Progress/ 1933/ Fort Dearborn/ Chicago". The reverse still legible 1917 penny. From the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Three of three, see also 2002.1.1948, 1949. Also 2002.1.1951, 1952 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