I was not even aware that these elongated coins existed until I received this freebie at a LCS.
Since then I have learned from a fellow CCF member (Commems) that this is a coin produced by Don Adam during the 1970's commemorating U.S. coinage. It is an example of this set recognizing the Jefferson nickel
. There was apparently 38 U.S. coins recognized in this set.
The obverse in a 1955 Jefferson while the obverse depicts both obverse and reverse images of this issue.
I do not know the significance of the 30 following the designers initials. I have also observed that there appears to be a cud on the reverse @ 9k.
I was hoping to get something more familiar to me in this give away,but luck of the draw I guess.
I have no interest in this category of collecting as I am completely consumed in Lincoln cents at the moment. And that moment seems to endure. Varieties and errors.
That being said, I am sure that one of you out there is interested in this series. And others may even desire examples with die events.
If this post describes you, I would like to give this one to you.