Inexpensive Travel Souvenirs – Smashed Pennies!
Squished pennies! Smashed pennies! Whatever you call them, coins run through a smashing machine is both a fun and inexpensive way to get a souvenir from most any touristy type place you visit these days. Simply pump in 50 cents to a dollar and a penny and choose your design. Crank the handle and out pops your souvenir! We’ve been collecting them for years and our teenagers still love finding a machine and cranking out the momento. It’s interactive and memorable in and of itself.
We’ve recently found that there are Souvenir Penny Collecting Books and other ways to store your collection. We just keep ours in a brass box. Who knew there could be such a fascination with what basically amounts to elongated coins?
What do you collect from your travels?