About my collection
Hello my name is Kees from the Netherlands.
Ones or twice i had made a pressed coin but didn't collect them yet.
End of july 2011 i started to collect them.
On this site you see the results of my collection.
Useful things to know
Pressed coins are known under different names such as:
souvenir munten, platgedraaide 5 cent, platgewalste 5 cent
souvenir müntze, souvenir prägung, Müntze Prägung
souvenir medaille, pressed coin, pressed penny, pressed pennies,
elongated coins, squashed pennies, pressed penny, pressed pennies,
pressed coins, streched coins, souvenir penny
The machines to make the coins are sometimes containing more
than one design. It can be one till 5 designs mostly pressed at one
side but this can also be pressed at both sides
Sometimes there's more than one machine to be found at a location.
The machines are mostly to be found in touristique places or at
a museum, Zoo, amusementpark/themepark like Disney.
In Europe you need to insert a coin of 1 Euro and 5ct in
but at some countries 1 Euro and 2ct
and rarely 2x 50ct and 5ct or 1 Euro and 10ct
Some coins in Europe have the same design but the coin is
another metal that's because of changing to Euro coins.
For instance in Germany there where pfennig coins before
the Euro and they had a gold colour and now a copper
5 Euro cent is used.
In some country's the manufacture put coins in the machine
wich are called jetons instead of using the 5ct coin because it
is in those country's not legal to use the 5ct to press it.
Those jetons are gold or copper coloured and sometimes silver.
Mostly are the machines manualy operated but in some countries
automactic driven machines are used.
Making a pressed coin at a manual operated machine