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1893 Columbian Exposition Elongated Cent - Newp

 
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 Posted 02/05/2012  01:29 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thought I'd share this IHC that has been elongated into a souvenir. From the 1893 Columbian Exposition.



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 Posted 02/05/2012  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sure hope it didn't start out as an 1877
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 Posted 02/05/2012  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cajunlady0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a question now.......... what would you say is the value of this elongated coin versus an average condition of the coin that made it? Just curious to compare the values.
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 Posted 02/06/2012  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mmorgan22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have also seen these made out of nickels. As for value, there is a whole bunch of collectors that just collect exposition memorabilia and prices would be different for every exposition. As for the "coin" value you would need to be able to see the date, but on this one you can't. It could be a 1877 or just a common date hopefully the latter.
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 Posted 02/06/2012  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Matt! I don't normally collect these but thought this was pretty cool.
Yeah, no date or details visible at all. I actually saw one made from an 1885 nickel once!
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My daughter collects elongated cents but she has nothing like that. I remember a few years ago on another forum someone was selling one of these from cairo street (or some street, not sure what street it was) and it was supposed to be super rare and it sold for allot more then I thought it would. I didn't realize there were that many elongated collectors out there that was willing to pay what those worlds fair coins sell for but the history behind the coins is what makes them so fascinating to me
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 Posted 02/08/2012  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
http://www.pennycollector.com/history.html

That is strange no image of the coin details appear on the EC. I collect them and I do roll them when I go to parks, museums, aquariums, etc of places I visit and there is always an image on one or both sides.

I have seen one site that is trying to sell the same type of coin you have for $50-$75:
http://www.linkvillecoins.com/displ...cat=8&sub=24

And ECs can be made on any coin. I have some on quarters.
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