Have you ever noticed some small letters and/or numbers on your pressed penny and wondered what the meaning of that might be? If you haven’t don’t worry – we collected for years without paying any kind of attention to those so called “initials”. But we have learned over time what that is all about. And it’s actually a big deal!!
Two of a Kind – Spot the Differences!
And the coin on the right hand side came from the San Diego City Store in Westfield’s Horton Plaza Shopping Mall at 324 Horton Plaza in San Diego, California 92101-5481
Both are retired designs.[/one-half]
[one-half-first]The (now retired) engraver Jim Dundon from Florida used three different initials: “JD”, “JJ” and “PE” which stood for his engraving business (Paradise Engraving).
Initials on elongated coins may refer to:
Now some maybe are rollers but not designers. Some are designers but not rollers. Some design and roll. Some may engrave but not deal with the artwork. And some do it all. Over time (to the best of our knowledge) we will try to add specific information about each initials as we gather the information along our journey through the realms of elongated coins.
So here we go with the current version of our key (incomplete of course) to that specific elongated coin riddle:
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