This circulated coin has been cleaned, shows wear and tear and is pressed on a copper penny.
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Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby1 is a groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On February 2 (Groundhog Day) of each year, the town of Punxsutawney celebrates the legendary groundhog with a festive atmosphere of music and food. During the ceremony, which begins well before the winter sunrise, Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob, located in a rural area about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of town. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter-like weather. If Phil does not see his shadow, he has predicted an “early spring.” The date of Phil’s prognostication is known as Groundhog Day in the United States and Canada, and has been celebrated since 1887.
A select group, called the Inner Circle, takes care of Phil year-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle are recognizable by their top hats and tuxedos.
Punxsutawney is the weather capitol of the world and Groundhog Day is celebrated here every Feb 2nd — 1000’s of people come from all over.
The designs are:
- Cute Groundhog Phil – Weather Capital of the World, Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania
- Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Indian Origin, “Town of the Sandflies” Pressed Penny
- Home of the Groundhog – Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenir Shop, Pennsylvania
- Groundhog Day – February 2nd – Phil, Punxsutawney, PA Pennsylvania Pressed Penny
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Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. After indulging in hedonism and numerous suicide attempts, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities.
In 2006, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.