Collecting elongated coins is a hobby that’s been around for over a hundred years, and now you can add to your collection at the Dixboro General Store.
It is generally accepted that the rolling of elongated coins in the United States began at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois in 1892-1893. Elongated coins are coins rolled through hand cranked mill type machines consisting of reverse-engraved dies cut in steel rollers, similar in concept to wringers on old fashioned washing machines. Regular coins are run between the rollers under tremendous pressure (about 22 tons), which presses the coin into the die, and due to the pressure, simultaneously stretches the coin into an “Elongated” shape. The image could be a logo of a place, words about an event, animals, people or landmarks. The images on coins are usually related to the theme of the place. And every image is very unique and interesting.
Of course we’ll squish one for you!
Just send a self addressed stamped envelope,
along with 51 cents, to:
Dixboro General Store
5206 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105