In my collection I have thousands of different elongated coins. Many are from big name Theme Parks, aquariums, zooms, museums and then some road side attractions during my travels. I love them all, but I do have a very special spot in my collection for privately designed pressed coins. These are something that I have only really recently gotten into and just fell in love with because of their uniqueness and also to help support our community of very talented designers. One of these designers has become a close friend and we chat about our collections together quite often. Her name is Amy and she is the Boss Lady over at the Facebook group called the Pressed Penny Mafia – PPM.
As you can see I am an official card carrying member of the PPM club and since joining I’ve been able to acquire the entire set of custom elongated coins Amy has created for the club. We helped create a fun little film-noir style video on our Youtube Channel showcasing all the available designs at that time. Since then however Amy has continued to release a few new coins each year and I’m so thankful that I was able to get copies of her latest coin and #13 in the series.
This is such a fantastic designs I really love it. PPM Lucky Penny #13 with the large Shamrock in the middle. I also gave a sneak peek at some of her other designs in the above picture, but you can check out more on her other designs in one of our previous posts here.
Something I was not expecting in my package with Lucky #13 was a special additional Amy had sent my way. It was wrapped separately and marked as “Surprise” which I absolutely was. There was a second elongated coin included with Amy herself on the coin, and her name in beautiful script. This turned out really great and I’m happy to have this included in my collection.
Thank you as always to my friend Amy for continuing to release all these new privately designed elongated coins. Each one is better than the last, and I’m always excited to see what she comes up with next. If you are not already beside to visit the Pressed Penny Mafia PPM Facebook group which I have linked at the top of this post. Membership is completely free, and the community we have there of fellow collectors and enthusiasts are really great and lots of fun. Plus you get the inside tip on any of Amy’s brand new designs and my understanding is she still has some inventory of her other pennies available.
Stay safe friends and as always Keep on Pressing!