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Souvenir token

Object Number: 
2002.1.1955
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 a boardwalk amusement park with a ferris wheel surrounded by puffs of smoke and the words "July 28, 1907/ Coney Island Fire". The back shows is illegible. See also 2002.1.1948, 1949, 1950, 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