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My Alaska Pressed Penny lures.

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The other day I finished a few Kenai Peninsula Alaska themed fishing lures made from pressed pennies.

My dapping skills still need work. And I'm not sure the blades will spin.

But the spoons should work. I have 3 different ones.

A Kenai river jumping fish and a Kenai Peninsula moose and bear. Though the words are hard to read.

I used the older 1982 and before all copper pennies.

These were polished with #6 Rouge using a dremel.

They ended up about the same size as a #3 French blade.

Going to find some other pressed penny machines to try this out with later this summerIMG_20240330_183328.thumb.jpg.b5e582c01bd536b172989f8ac147b265.jpg368271214_IMG_20240330_183328(1).thumb.jpg.a92b66e684d4a196a50e8462439dbfe1.jpg2099682644_IMG_20240330_183328(2).thumb.jpg.a73b40645ebf2b2359242831fe179062.jpg332124163_IMG_20240330_183328(3).thumb.jpg.9a9d310bc4a5d270343ff7c3665bd16a.jpg2036794373_IMG_20240330_183328(4).thumb.jpg.5d3a7eb7102e238e27aeba4b3f5fbba5.jpgIMG_20240330_183327.thumb.jpg.b8f860e6b386a295e9b1a2a3635e9322.jpg

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I don't know what a pressed penny is so pardon my ignorance. But is that an actual round penny that you take and press into some mold to get the French blade. Then I assume you drill a hole in it?

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14 minutes ago, cadman said:

I don't know what a pressed penny is so pardon my ignorance. But is that an actual round penny that you take and press into some mold to get the French blade. Then I assume you drill a hole in it?

Pressed pennies are made in a hand crank pressed penny machine.

The pennies are a novelty/souvenir and the machines are often found at zoos, museums, tourist attractions, etc.

The one I used is in my local dairy queen. So the four options at this machine were an ice cream cone with Soldotna, dairy queen written on it, a moose and bear that say Kenai peninsula Alaska, and fish that says Kenai river.

You crank it until it lines up with the arrow for the design you want.

Then you put in a penny and 2 quarters.

Crank it around and it spits out your penny that has been pressed.

There is a place ~ 1-1/2 hours from me called the sea life center.

I've heard they have a pressed penny machine that has sea otters, walrus, etc. 

Pressed pennies are just cheap souvenirs.

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Just thought I'd throw this out there for anyone wanting to try this.

Apparently this website lists all the pressed penny machines people have found in the United states listed by state.

So it should help you find pressed penny machines in your area.

http://209.221.138.252/AreaList.aspx

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