Elongated Coins – Are They Legal?

Elongated coins are also sometimes called pressed pennies, squished pennies, and squashed pennies. Elongated coin collecting falls into a category of the hobby called exonumia.

Elongated Pennies: Squashed Coins With Fun Designs

Elongated pennies are coins that have been intentionally squashed. Elongated coins are popular souvenirs from roadside stops and tourist attractions and often bear very interesting and even elaborate designs.

Have You Seen The Barack Obama Coins?

There are some new coins that depict President Barack Obama. While these Barack Obama coins may be great items for the history buff, presidential student, or fan of Obama, it is important to note that these coins are NOT official legal-tender products of the United States Mint! The Barack Obama coin is purely a novelty coin.