Elongated Pennies - Mint Your Own!
Squeeze a penny hard between your thumb and forefinger and what have you got? The imprint of a penny on your sore thumb. But you really wanted to crush a penny into an elongated shape with the visage of your favorite tourist attraction on it - what do you do?
Enter the elongated penny machine. Drop in a penny along with fifty cents to pay for the pleasure of cranking a penny between two ratcheted wheels, resulting in your freshly minted prize. I've seen these machines at vacation spots, restaurants, I've even seen a version carried around by a street vendor. They're everywhere. If you don't care to travel, you can also collect the coins at Penny Collector, Pressed Penny or even Ebay. Or perhaps we could set something up on RetroThing to trade between different countries, counties, and planets!
History and legality of mooshing pennies