[LMB] OT:Trains [Was:entitlement]

Mark A. Mandel thnidu at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 03:19:39 BST 2007

They have those for US pennies at a lot of highway rest stops.

In the US, that is.

m a m

----- Original Message ----
From: Peter H. Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net>
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:46:00 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT:Trains [Was:entitlement]

At 02:08 PM 6/15/2007, Dorian E. Gray wrote:

> > Speaking of pennies... one gimmick they used to have at tourist sites
> > in Germany is a machine where you put in a 10 pfennig piece and it
> > would stamp it into a new shape that was some form of commemorative
> > coin for where you were, usually the logo or something.
>They have that in the military museums in Edinburgh Castle.  I have a couple
>of ex-pennies turned into little regimental medals by those machines.

British pennies (at least the old ones) were huge things (exactly the 
size of a US half dollar) and could easily be restruck iinto 
medals.  The US cent is a small piece, and I don't know of a UK coin 
that small.  When flattened by a railroad train, it ended up close to 
the diameter of a half dollar, but, of course, much, much thinner.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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