Elongated Coins - a Mirror into U.S. and World History
December 14, 12pm MT
In this presentation, Oded will show how elongated coins' designs are a mirror of the current events that took place in the USA and the world from 1893 to today. Elongated coins are a favorite souvenir of places and historical events. It all started with the 1893 elongated coins that were first made at the Chicago Worlds' Fair, through many other worlds' fairs, national, international, and local events. These would include Presidential elections, coin shows, humanitarian efforts and fundraisers, 9/11 commemoratives, celebrations of the lives of famous people, and up to the Coronavirus pandemic. Elongated coins have been made for all of these events, and more.
Oded Paz was born in Israel in 1963, he's been a numismatist since he can remember, sorting out coins with his father, when he returned from his numerous travels around the world. Elongated Coins have become a major part of his interests, and he currently has over 50,000 in his still growing collection. Oded served as an officer of many California, Idaho, national and international Numismatic Clubs, including the President of TEC, The Elongated Collectors.