Streets of Paris, World's Fair, United States, 1933


Coins can be stretched and imprinted with designs to make souvenirs or tokens. Visitors to the World’s Fair in Chicago could make elongated coins to commemorate their visits to various venues, such as the Planetarium or the Streets of Paris. Elongated coins are still a popular souvenir today.

Date Made: 1933

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, ChicagoAssociated Place: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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Related Publication: Feingold, Ellen R.. Value of Money, The

Credit Line: Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.78.22.31Catalog Number: 78.22.31Accession Number: 314637

Object Name: elongated coin

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: medal, elongated coin: 2 cm x 4.25 cm x .1 cm; 25/32 in x 1 11/16 in x 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_968686

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