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20 Sep 2018

Coin Thoughts #58 by "SUN"

Exonumia | "SUN"

DAY TRIP

I am fortunate to live within 2 1/2 hrs of three national parks. Today, another couple joined my wife and I for a trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (elevation 8200 ft.). The North Rim closes for the winter on October 15th.  We thought it would be great to see the golden and red leaves on the Aspen trees. The trees were just starting to change colors. Another week and the trees will be in full color. We had a great lunch at the lodge. If you visit the General Store in the camping area, you can acquire four different elongated coins. A great way to remember the day. It is nice to find numismatic items in different places.

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Very cool! I too remember these type of souvenirs. Sounds like you all had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing with us. ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

I remember those machines used to be at all the tourist hot spots.. I loved them. Thanks. Great find!!

Elongated cents always provide some numismatic value, as well as remembering the event with an item.

CoinLady

Level 6

Nice souvenirs. Good companions to the statehood 25c. I have never been to the Grand Canyon. I envy you!

Mike

Level 7

Your very lucky to be were you are. Never mind the coins. That just an extra. The view is the value. Thanks .

JimmyD

Level 4

Nice post. I enjoy elongated coins. You find fewer and fewer of those machines around, unfortunately, but it's always a nice surprise. Thanks. Jim

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I have been to the Grand Canyon. It is a very nice place.

iccoins

Level 4

Cool! I have a few of those stretched cents. They generally don't come out looking very good :) I'm a huge fan of national parks as well.

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