Where Did It Start?

Penny machines have been satisfying collectors’ insatiable hunger for memories and mementos for over 100 years. Market interest and activity for pressed pennies has never been higher.

Interesting Facts

There are close to 3,000 machines in North America, and in over 38 countries around the world.

In the US alone, collectors purchased over 1,000,000 passports (collector books that hold pressed pennies) in 2005.

Some avid collectors have more than 250,000 coins in their collections.

The record amount paid for a pressed coin is $3,000.

Why are pressed pennies so popular?

They’re an easy and interactive way for children, adults and families to create a lasting keepsake. Plus, they’re fun to trade and collect. Organizations that have penny machines on-site create more smiles for their visitors and enjoy immediate, steady revenue.