Richard Jozefiak (2021)
Today's modern elongated coins (also known as pressed pennies, squashed cents, rolled cents, and many other names) can trace their historical innovation to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. The first recorded commercial documentation of coins (both U.S. and World) being made with a press with a design on the roller to produce a new type of souvenir was done at the Exposition. A whole new numismatic collecting field was created and is growing even today in the U.S. and internationally. Speaker: Richard Jozefiak.