Welcome to The Elongated Collectors [TEC] 

Elongated coins (so-called because of their shape after they are rolled) are part of what’s known as “exonumia” – that is, they fall outside the usual numismatic interests. But rest assured, if you have a few, a few hundred, or a few thousand of them, you are not alone! Elongated coins are sometimes also called “elongated pennies”, “pressed pennies” or “squished pennies” Founded in 1966 as a non-profit organization, The Elongated Collectors (TEC) now has over 650 members in several countries. Our purpose is to encourage the study, acquisition, and exhibition of elongates and related items  research and publish articles[…]

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New & Retired Machines 5/01/24 TO 6/01/24

New / Moved Machines: States: 1) AL, Auburn, Buc-ee’s 4 designs 2) FL, Deland, Pretty Little Things of DeLand 4 designs 3) FL, Orlando, Orlando International Premium Outlets – Disney Character Warehouse 4 penny designs & 4 tokens 4) IA, Pella, Jaarsma Bakery 4 designs (It’s Back!!!) 5) IL, Roscoe, Historic Auto Attractions 4 designs 6) LA, Broussard, Zoosiana 4 designs 7) NC, Mouth Airy, Mayberry Market and Souvenirs 4 designs 8) UT, Filmore, The Jeep Guy Museum 4 designs 9) WA, Coolee Dam, Grand Coulee Dam Visitor's Arrival Center 4 designs (It’s Back/ been gone since 2007) 10) WI,[…]

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New Retired machines 4/01/24 to 5/01/24

New / Moved Machines: States: 1) AZ, Cottonwood, Main Street Mercantile 4 designs 2) AZ, Grand Canyon National Park – South Rim, Bright Angel Lodge 4 designs (Machine 4 (Retired 3) 3) CA, Piercy, Campbell Bros. Confusion Hill 3 designs (Single design machine Retired) 4) CO, Birthoud, Buc-ee’s #60 – Johnstown 4 designs 5) FL, LBV, WDW DS Marketplace, Star Wars Trading Post 4 tokens (8 penny machine still here) 6) GA, Covington, Covington Visitor Center 4 designs 7) NM, Los Alamos, Aspen Copies & Office Supplies 4 designs 8) NY, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls State Park Information Center three[…]

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New & Retired Machines 3/01/24 TO 4/01/24

New / Moved Machines: States: 1) Arkansas, Conway, Faulker County History Museum 4 designs. Been here since 2010) 2) FL, Madeira Beach, Alligator and Wildlife Discovery Center 4 designs (New location 14805 Gulf Blvd in Madeira Beach) 3) FL, Naples, Naples Zoo 8 designs (Current machines 5 & 6 (New), Retired machines 1, 2, 3 & 4) 4) GA, Atlanta, Only You Tattoo 4 designs 5) LA, New Llano, Kim’s Kitchen 4 designs 6) MS, Biloxi, Kingjaks (Was Fat Bottom Barbecue, Slap Ya Momma’s Barbecue Restaurant) 4 designs (Same designs) 7) MS, Pass Christian, Keith’s superstore 4 designs 8) NM,[…]

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New & Retired Machines 2/01/24 TO 3/01/24

New / Moved Machines: States: 1) FL, Clermont, Showcase of Citrus 4 designs 2) FL, Panama City Beach, Casa Loma 4 designs 3) KS, Salina, Smoky Hill Museum 4 designs 4) OR, McMinnville, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum 2 new 4 design machines. 1 in Museum & 1 in Gift Shop 8 designs (Machines 1 & 2 are Retired) 5) TN, Crossville, Buc-ees 4 designs (Machine 2 current. Machine 1 retired) 6) TN, Kodak, Buc-ee’s 4 designs 7) WA, Moses Lake, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center 4 designs 8) WY, Green River, Green River Chamber & Visitor Center Foreign:[…]

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New & Retired Machines 1/01/24 TO 2/01/24

New / Moved Machines: States: 1) CA, Yorba Linda, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum 4 designs (New machine added) 2) FL, Orlando, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 3 designs 3) IN, Santa Claus, Holiday World Token Machine 1 (All penny machines are retired) 4) FL, Vero Beach, McKee Botanical Garden 4 designs 5) MI, Mackinaw City, Pharaohs Family Fun Center 3 designs (was Mission Point Resort) 6) OR, Bainbridge, Millstream Bainbridge 4 designs 7) TX, Bonham, Bonham Visitor Center 4 designs 8) WI, Colby, Colby Community Library 4 designs 9) WV, Point Pleasant, Mothman Museum 4 designs Foreign:[…]

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January – March 2024 Newsletter is out now

 The theme for our 2024 design contest is “Join TEC!” We are accepting contest entries until February 16. Correction to “Finding rolling machines in surprising places in London, England” by Richard Jozefiak Inexplicably, the editor used the same photo twice for the elongateds Richard came across at Harrods. A photo of the second set is shown below.

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New & Retired Machines 12/1/23 to 1/1/24

New / Moved Machines: States: 1) AL, Gulf Shores, The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (Was Zooland Animal Park) M3 – 4 designs (Very similar to Machine 2 designs) 2) AZ, Superior, Los Hermanos Restaurant & Lounge 4 designs 3) CO, Greeley, Colorado Model Railroad Museum 4 designs 4) FL, Madiera Beach, Alligator and Wildlife Discovery Center 5) IA, Iowa City, University of Iowa Museum of Natural History 4 designs 6) KS, Dodge City, Boot Hill Museum 4 designs (3 designs retired) 7) MN, Duluth, On Point 4 designs 8) MN, Stillwater, Smth + Trade Mercantile 4 designs 9) MO, Springfield,[…]

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New & Retired Machines 10/1/23 to 11/1/23

New Machines: States: 1) CA, Laguna Hills, Moulton Museum 4 designs 2) CA, Truckee, Donner Memorial State Park – Museum 5 tokens in plastic cases (It’s Back!!) 3) CO, Antonito, Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Train Depot 3 designs (It’s Back!!. Reported moved in 2013) 4) CO, Idaho Springs, Sit N Chill Ice Cream 4 designs (was The Menagerie in Idaho Springs) 5) FL, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Beach – Ship’s Lantern 4 designs (Was inside Amelia Island – ConerCopia) 6) HI, Oahu – Kaneohe, Kauloa Ranch 4 designs (Machine 4) (Machine 3 retired.) 7) HI, Oahu – Pearl Harbor, Pearl[…]

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A Note On The October TEC Newsletter

There was a delay in printing the newsletter this month, so things are running a bit behind.  Bob Frazier, who packs and mails the issues, was told by the printer they would be ready today, but has not gotten word that they are ready yet.  TEC is using a local print shop and he will contact them in the morning to get an updated ETA.  Once Bob receives the printed newsletters it will take him a couple days to get things ready to get mailed out.  The digital members mailings are ready to go.  Assuming no postal delays, you should[…]

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