Initials

On many elongated coins, you’ll find a set of initials beneath the pull (a raised portion of the border near the narrow end of the coin) or somewhere along the edge of the design, often in the border. These initials indicate who the designer, engraver, or roller of the coin was. This list can help you determine the names of the people involved in the design and rolling of your coin. Just look up the initials and find the name.

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462 – Don Berry

A

ABC – Anastasia, Bob, and Charlotte Hoff

AC – Adam Cool

AG – Alice Goodman

AH – ?

AM – ?

AR – Angelo Rosato

AV – ?

AZ – Anita Zell

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B

BCS – Bruce C Sumner

BE – ?

BG – Bronislaus (Brownie) A. Gill

BJ – Bill Jackson

BKS – ?

BR – Brad Ream (Banyas Barnesyarde)

BS – Bert Samsa

BX – James Brown & Myron Xenos

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C

C – Often used to denote a copy of an earlier elongate

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C in box, triangle on top – Cliff Roth

CO-7 – James Bond

C-7 – C-7 Enterprises, Betty Kirby & Rudy Skarita

CAW – ?

CASH – Carol & Steve Hursh

CBW – C.B. Weatherly

CC – ?

CEW – Cecil E. Walls

CH – Bud Hicks

CK – Carol Kilcoyne

CL – Charles Lorati

CM/CMI – Copper Memories

CM – (Constantino) Gus Meccarello

CMJ – ?

CMH – ?

CMR – Chester M Rogers

CS – ?

CW – Carl Webster

CW – Claude Waite

CZC – Cindy Calhoun

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D

D – Disneyland

DA## – Donald P. Adams

DAW – Don A. Wilkinson

DC – Danny B. Crabb

DD – Dottie Dow

DE – ?

DESCO – David Stoicheff

DJ – D. Jakebovits

DMH – ?

DM – ?

DOW – Dottie Dow

DP – Dwayne Padon

DRP – Don Rea Padon

DES or DS – Donald E. Sabo

DT – Dave True

DT – Dan Thompson

DW – Don Wendt

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E

e – Eurolink

EA## – Elmer Anderson

ECHO – Echo Elongated Coins (W.W. Miller)

ED – Ed McClung

EG – Ewell Gunter

EH – Erric Hermann

ELM – E.L. Murdoch

EW – Ed Weaton

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F

FB – Frank Brazzel

FGS – ?

FS – Frank Spandone

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G

G – Eric H. Goodwin

GFB – ?

GA – ?

GAE – ?

GK – George E. Kesterton

GM – Gus Meccarello

GPB – Gary & Phyllis Bible

GW – George Wanzug

GWE – Gerald Elliott

GJ – ?

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H

HCS – Harold C. Schmal

HDA – H. D. Alien

HE – ?

H-E – House of Elongates

HG – Horace Grant

HHT – House of Elongates

HLB – ?

HM – Houston Marshalle

HWB – Henry W. Blaha

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I

IG – ?

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J

JB – J. Hanna Brown

JD – Jim Dundon (Paradise Engraving)

JF – Joe Frankline

JGS – John G. Spadone

JH – Joe Hotter

JJ – ?

JK – James Kilcoyne

JK – Jess Kirby

JLB – ?

JM – Jack Meccarello

JN – John & Nancy Wooten

JR combined – Jerry Rathburn

JR – Jack Rosenblut

JRN – Jason Nelson

JS – James Singleton

JS – John G. Spadone

JW – Jack Wilcox

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K

K – C.C. Kemp

KH – Kay Harpold (Banyas Barnesyarde)

KMCS – Karen San Gregordy

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L

L (circled) – R. W. Luchtman (L.P. Engravers)

L – Lords Prayer Engravers (Charles Lorat)

LHT – Len H. Trump

LT – Len H. Trump

LH – Lurenc Haincs

LB – Lenard Babin

LB – Lee Bowser

LCS – L.C. Summer

LCS – Lido Coin Shop

LIDO – Lido Coin Shop

LM – Lodestar Entertainment

LEM – Lem Martin

LH – Lurene Haines

LW – Lloyd Wagaman

LE – Lodestar Entertainment

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M

MC – www.pennymachine.it

MFT – ?

MH – Millard Hajek

MLBP – Major League Baseball Players

MLH – Mark Hill

MM – M&M Elongates

MM – Mary Eggleston

MP – Michael Pcnder

MT – Marie F. Trinny

MTC – ?

MW – Mark Wright

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N

NRM – Norman & Ruth Mac Quithy

NINA – Nina MacDonald

NS – Nick Salimbene

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O

OLY – Bob Olson

OP – Oded Paz

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P

PB – Paul Brenner

PC – PennyCollector

PC – Paul Case

PE – Paradise Engraving (Jim Dundon)

PLB – Pearl L. Buoker

PPC – ?

PL – ?

PLB – Pearl L. Buoker

PJ – P. Janic

PM – PennyMachines.com

PP – ?

PS – ?

PW – ?

PWC – Paul Conner

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R

R (circled) – ?

RB – Rodney W. Baker

RCK – ?

REB – Robert E Bucker

RG – Rob Gilger

RHB – ?

RHJ – Ray Loutzenhiser

RL – ?

RJ – Ralph Jones

RJJ – Ralph Jones

RR – Rocky Rockholt

RR – Ronald Readon

RS – Russ Sears

RS – Robert & Shirley Stafford

RTL – Ray T. Leveille

RWC – ?

RW – Ray Wagner Jr

RWD – Ray Dillard (cursive signature)

RWJ – Ralph W. Jobe

RWL – RW Luchtman

ЯM - Rob Morris

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S

SAK – Sally & Al Kirka

SB – Steve Beecher

SG – Shel Green

SP – Smashing Pennies (Katrina and Zac Gowen)

SPI – ?

SPM – Squished Penny Museum

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T

TAK – ?

TDT – Tyler Dean Tyson

TG – Tom Gerhardt

TMC – ?

TPP – The Penny Pincher (Carl Webster)

TW – Tom Wiebe

TR – Tom Russo

TY## – Bert Creighton

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V

VB – Vicky Bowser

VCS – ?

VF – Vance Fowler

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W

WCM – William C Massey

WDA – Wayne D. Ashford

WJH – William T. Helmerick

WM – William C Massey (Luck “e” Penny)

WDW – ?

WLP – ?

WSA – WSA Enterprises (Whitney, Spero & Alien)

WR – William Rogers

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Can you fill in the blanks of the questioned initials? Or know of initials that aren’t listed?

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