|Swap Coordinator:||user5779 (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Themed Miscellaneous|
|Number of people in swap:||36|
|Last day to signup/drop:||February 28, 2007|
|Date items must be sent by:||March 15, 2007|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
Have you ever put a penny into one of those souvenir squashing machines? My mom and I collect them like crazy, (the pennies, not the machines). There\'s a website at http://www.pennycollector.com that has a huge list of machine locations, and chances are there\'s one near you! Most of the machines are in the U.S. but there are a few in different countries, so this will be an international swap.
Each person will have 2 partners, and this swap will be to send 1 squashed penny to each swap partner. It would be fun if the penny was from a machine local to you, but it can be from anywhere. Including a little note about your penny would be extra appreciated! This is the first swap I\'ve coordinated, and if this one goes well, there will be more of these in the future!
Just one tip-the best pennies for squashing in these machines are 1981 or older. Those pennies are all copper, unlike later pennies which are primarily zinc. Newer pennies tend to get all silver-streaky in the press, and the silver parts turn black if you try to clean them. So if possible, please use an old penny if you have one. But really, any penny will do!
New members are more than welcome! However, please don\'t sign up for this one if you have no intention of sending a squashed penny. Please contact me if you have any questions! This should be fun!!
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