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    1884 coin-pressed into 1894 Columbian Exposition token

    I found this item among my grandparent's things passed onto me.

    I can't determine what the original coin was, except for the 1884 date. The outline of a profile, stars and edge milling is still visible. It could be a coin from anywhere.Name:  ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1446396986.890006.jpg
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    That's something a different you don't see very often (I never have)
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    looks like a v nickel
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    I agree with you it's a v nickle:

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    yes, a V-nick for sure. probably made by a visitor to the fair at a coin pressing machine rather than a ready made souvenir for purchase
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    Hello Salura. That is nice momento...probably not many in existence. Thanks for the post. C9
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    That's a very unique piece.
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    that's pretty cool! An 1884 V nickel turned into an elongated coin. 10x better than just a v nickel
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    an interesting side note---- the first elongated coins appeared at the 1893 World Fair. There's an interesting tid-bit of info about it on the Wiki page... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elongated_coin
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    I guess pressed pennies are popular, here'sthe ones that I've dug over the years. The coins at the bottom were rolled by a train, except the ragged dime.

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    Thank you all for your replies. I also have other elongated or pressed coins from other places, but they are not as old.
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