Empire State Building Pressed Penny

Dublin Core

Title

Empire State Building Pressed Penny

Subject

Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.).
Elongated coins.
Numismatics.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.).

Description

Embossed coin with image of the Empire State Building in center. Text The Empire State curved around top of building image. Text New York along bottom of coin under building image. Raised dots encircle coin. Small raised crescent shape along bottom edge of coin. Previously pressed penny's text and images appear behind embossed image. Head of Abraham Lincoln is viewable in center of coin appearing behind the building image. Text Liberty partially visible to the left of the building image. Year 1969 visible to the right of the building image. Reverse: no embossed image appears on back of coin. Previously struck penny's text and image clearly visible on back of coin but are inverted. Text United States of America curved around top edge of coin. Text E Pluribus Unum apears in two lines above image of Lincoln Memorial, which appears in the center of the coin. Text One Cent curved along the bottom of the coin. Condition: both sides of coin have uneven patination.

Date

Minted 1969. Pressed 2012.

Contributor

Shreve, Lamb & Harmon
Gasparro, Frank
Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924

Rights

Copyright associated with images are held by ESRT Observatory TRS, L.L.C. and/or its affiliates.

Relation

Coverage: Manhattan - New York City - New York County - New York - United States

Format

Materials: copper (95%) and tin/zinc (5%)
Extent: 13.5 cm x 2 cm x 0.1 cm
Weight: 3.11 g

Language

English

Type

Physical Item
MIME
Dublin Core

Identifier

EKC.penny.EmpireState.0009

Citation

“Empire State Building Pressed Penny,” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed May 26, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/568.