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Elongated marks ANA event

American Numismatic Association  conventions yield abundant souvenirs for attendees.

This year’s Los Angeles event in August was no exception.

An elongated was specially created by William J. “Bill” Grant to mark the occasion on a 2009 Lincoln cent.

Grant served as the honorary general chairman of the Aug. 5-9 event.

He says he rolled 500 of the souvenir elongates.

Grant says, “I have been an ANA member for 40 years and I think I have been a Numismatic News subscriber for most of that time as well.”

He offers a special deal for readers.

He says, “Interested collectors may purchase a copy of the elongated cents by sending $1 for one or by sending $2.75 for three copies and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.”

The order address is Bill Grant, P.O. Box 295, Patton, CA 92369-0295.

Other coin denominations are often used to make elongateds as well but the cent as is used by Grant remains the most popular.

Michigan’s Ray Dillard was on hand at the Los Angeles event wearing his familiar blue sport jacket and with his machine.

Dillard’s table is a popular stop on the bourse floor in the club area as many attendees take the opportunity to see how the elongateds are made and perhaps even roll one for themselves.

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