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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The Third Online TEC Auction is around the corner!

Register today to attend the online auction! We will hold our third online auction via Zoom on Saturday, February 4, 2023, starting at 4:00 pm Eastern (which is 3:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Pacific, and so on). If you want to attend, please email Terri now. We will email the Zoom link to ONLY those members who have registered to attend. Where is the Zoom link for the auction? If you have registered, we will email you the Zoom link on the day before the auction, Friday, February 3, 2023. That way, it will be close to the top of your inbox[…]

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New & Retired Machines 12/1/22 to 1/3/22

New Machines: States: 1) CO, Breckinridge, Breck N Boujee 4 designs 2) MO, Eldon, Stark Caverns 4 designs 3) NM, Gallup, Historic El Rancho Hotel 4 designs 4) NV, Las Vegas, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets – near the Bathrooms 4 designs 5) NV, Las Vegas, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets – Simon Guest Services 4 designs 6) NV, Las Vegas, Gift shop near the Paris Hotel Casino 4 designs (This machine was retired from the Stratosphere several years ago) Foreign: 1) Australia, Vic – Sorrento, Mubble Ice Cream Sorrento 4 designs 2) France, Strasburg, Au Palais Rohan Souvenir shop[…]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, fellow elongated coin collectors! As we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome 2023, it’s a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. As collectors, we’ve probably had our share of ups and downs, but one thing that never changes is our love for elongated coins. Whether we’re adding to our collections, trading with other collectors, or simply admiring our favorite pieces, there’s something special about these unique and often historical items. As we start the new year, it’s a great time to set some goals for our collections.  Maybe[…]

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New & Retired Machines 11/1/22 – 12/1/22

Note: If anyone finds a city, park ETC site in PC that has a tan camera (Which mean’s there is a scan there) that does not have a scan there. Please let George know by updating the listing to say that the scan needs to be added back.  George has quite the backup and is working to get scans added back.   11/02/22 to 12 01/22 New Machines: States: 1) AZ, Sedona, Sedona Candy Store 4 designs (Machine moved here from the Silver Cloud store in Sedona) 2) CA, Avila Beach, Mermaid Market 4 designs 3) CA, Piercy, World Famous[…]

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Save the Date

TEC will be hosting it’s third-ever online auction on Saturday February 4, 2023 at 4PM Eastern Time.  A catalog with photos and descriptions will be available in advance.  One notable item, donated by Ben Gastfriend, is a first edition of Yesterday’s Elongateds with the original dust jacket! Watch for more details to come with the January newsletter. If you have any questions or comments about the auction, contact terri@tecnews.org 

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New & Retired Machines 9/1/22 – 10/1/22

New Machines: States: 1) AZ, Seligman, Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive In 4 designs 2) CA, Anaheim, Disneyland 5 new 3 and 8 design machines. 3) FL, MacDill AFB, MacDill Inn 4 designs 4) FL, Orlando, Universal Studios Florida Tribute Store, New 4 Halloween Horror tokens 5) IL, Chester, Elzie C. Segar Memorial Parkm4 designs 6) MA, Woods Hole, Island Home Ferry 8 designs (2 machines on different ships. They are back!) 7) MN, Luverne, Those Blasted Things 4 designs 8) MO, Perry, M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center 4 designs 9) NY, Hammondsport, Glenn H Curtiss Museum 4 designs 10) WA,[…]

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