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 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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New & Retired Machines 9/1/23 – 10/1/23

New Machines: States: 1) AK, Juneau, Alaska Shirt Company – Extended 4 designs (Location #2) 2) AZ, Peoria, La Crab Shack 4 designs 3) CA, San Diego, Old Town – Dante’s Leather 4 designs (Was at Old Town – Mexican Expressions) 4) CO, Estes Park, Outdoor World store 4 designs (From Miller's Indian Village Trading Post) 5) CO, Lakewood, Casa Bonita Restaurant Machine 3 – 4 designs (It’s Back/ at least one machine is back) 6) CO, Leadville, Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad depot 4 designs (Machine 2 Moved from Leadville Lake County Chamber of Commerce) 7) FL, Daytona Beach,[…]

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New & Retired Machines 8/1/23 to 9/1/23

New Machines: States: 1) AZ, Williams, Frontier Restaurant and Beer Garden 4 designs 2) CO, Estes Park, The Mad Moose 4 designs 3) CO, Pagosa Springs, Café Colorado 2 designs 4) GA, Jekyll Island, Maxwell’s general Store 4 designs 5) FL, Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line ‘Star’ ship 4 designs 6) IN, South Bend, Four Winds Field – South Bend Cubs Baseball 4 designs 7) KS, Lawrence, Mass Street Soda 4 designs (Roving machine, here now) 8) KY, Cave City, Crystal Onyx Cave 4 designs 9) MT, East Glacier Park, Glacier Park Trading Co 4 designs 10) MI, Mackinaw City, Historic[…]

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New and Retired Machines 7/1/23 to 8/1/23

New & Retired Machines 7/01/23 TO 8/01/23 New Machines: States: 1) AK, Ketchikan, Dockside Trading CO 4 designs (It’s Back!!) 2) AL, Robertsdale, Oasis Travel Center 4 designs 3) AR, Fort Smith, United States Marshals Museum 4 designs 4) AK, Skagway, Klondike Clothing (was Glacier Bay Trading CO) 5) AR, Little Rock, Arkansas State Capitol 1 design 6) CA, Sacramento, Calif State Fair – Cal Expo M3 (2023) 4 designs (There while Fair in progress. Fair ends in two weeks.) 7) CA, San Jose, The Tech Museum of Innovation two machines (4 design & 8 design) 12 designs (Machine CA,[…]

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New & Retired Machines 6/1/23-7/1/23

New Machines: States: 1) AK, Skagway, Glacier Bay Trading Co. Formerly Skagway Mining Company 4 designs (Other machine retired) 2) AR, Eureka, Razorback Gift Shop 4 designs 3) CO, Fairplay, South Park Pottery 4 designs 4) LA, Natchitoches, Gator Country Louisiana (Was Bayou Pierre Alligator Park) 5 designs 5) ME, Booth Harbor, Shirts by the Bay 4 designs (Its Back!!!) 6) MI, Alto, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park 4 designs (New machine 2, machine 1 still there) 7) MN, Hastings, Froth & Cork 5 designs 8) MO, Independence, Harry S Truman National Historic Site Visitors Center 1 nickel size token[…]

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