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OHIO

All Ohio coins pressed on pre-1982 uncirculated copper cents except as noted

 

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TOLEDO

CLEVELAND

CINCINNATI/DAYTON

COLUMBUS

TURNPIKE

 

 

COLUMBUS ZOO RETIRED MACHINE #26

The Columbus Zoo recently retired all its older penny presses, replacing them with 8-die machines.  I have copper cents from PennyCollector machine #26, featuring an owl, the zoo train, and a moose.

#26    $3.99     

Also available:

Nickels, dimes, quarters, Mexico bimetal pesos, and UK 1 pence

26n   3 AU nickels   $3.99  

26d   3 AU dimes   $3.99  

26q   3 BU quarters   $5.49  

26mx   3 Mexico circulated bimetal 1 peso  (size of a nickel)   $5.49  

26uk   3 circulated UK 1 pence (size of a nickel)   $5.49  

 

Mega Set: 3 coins x 6 variations: copper cent, nickel, dime, quarter, UK pence, & Mexico peso (18 coins)

26set    $25.00   

 

JUST ADDED IN DECEMBER!

Set of 3 on stainless steel Mexican 50 centavos:

26MX50   $4.99  

MORE VARIATIONS COMING SOON ON FOREIGN COINS

 

ADDED IN JULY 2022

Sandusky Ohio area

 

 

 

KALAHARI RESORT

Sandusky, Ohio

 

We have all three penny presses, plus medallions from the resort near Cedar Point.  None of these include the city’s name, so they may be similar to designs at other Kalahari locations.

      

Set OH46 has streaking on all the coins.  We are assuming cleaned pennies were used during rolling.  The other sets look BU.

Designs: OH46 (PennyCollector machine 3): giraffe; zebra; tiger cub; two monkeys

OH47 (PennyCollector machine 2): Kalahari Resort logo horizontal; surfer; elephant character; resort logo vertical

OH48 (PennyCollector machine 4): “My Lucky Penny” with shamrock and horseshoe; “United We Stand” with U.S. flag; “I [heart] You”

 

OH46 (animals)   $4.99                   OH47 (logos)   $4.99                     OH48 (generic)   $3.99  

 

Complete set of 4 brass medallions. The photo shows 4 medallions plus the common reverse – you will receive 4 coins. 

Designs: African Lion; African Elephant; Tiger Cubs; Giraffe (shows two giraffes).  Set #OH-ME02.

OH-ME02   $29.99   $20  

 

 

MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE

Marblehead, Ohio

 

 

Ohio’s most famous lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes (1821); complete set of 4 pressed on copper.  The coins have a backstamp with “Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society.”  The photo shows all 4 designs plus the backstamp featured on each.

 

Designs: lighthouse, long view; top of lighthouse close-up; keeper’s house; life-saving station.

 

OH44   $4.99     

 

 

 

 

KELLEYS ISLAND GENERAL STORE

Kelleys Island, Ohio

 

 

Complete set of 4 from the general store on Kelleys Island, one of the popular Lake Erie islands.  You have to take a ferry to get here.

 

Designs: outline of island with “KI”; one of the island ferries, monarch butterfly (the Lake Erie islands are part of the monarchs’ migration path); Patmos lighthouse (a privately-maintained unofficial light built by a church camp in 1971).

 

 

OH43   $6.99      

 

 

 

MERRY-GO-ROUND MUSEUM

Sandusky, Ohio

 

 

There are two machines in this fascinating museum in the old downtown post office.  We have complete sets of 4 from the two machines, and a limited number of singles from the one-die machine on both copper AND uncirculated bimetal Ecuador 100 sucres.

 

All these copper cents are rolled on uncirculated Canadian 1964 pennies with the maple leafs showing faintly on the reverse. 

 

Designs: carousel animals: ostrich; frog; horse head; horizontal full view of horse.

 

OH45   $4.99     

 

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Single coin from the 1-die machine, rolled on an uncirculated 1964 Canadian cent.  #OH45B.

OH45B   $1.49     

 

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Single coin from the 1-die machine, rolled on an uncirculated bimetal Ecuador 100 sucres.  #OH45Bec.

 

OH45Bec   $2.99     

 

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Wooden nickel, new condition.  Both sides shown in photo – you will receive one wooden nickel.

 

OH-WN01   $2.99  

 

 

 

GREAT WOLF LODGE

Sandusky, Ohio

 

 

The penny press was out of order during our visit.  We have complete sets of 4 medallions, though.  The city name is featured as part of the logo on the reverse.  The photo shows 4 medallions plus the common reverse – you will receive 4 coins.

 

Designs: character Brinley, character Wiley Wolf; howling wolf; MagiQuest.

 

OH-ME01   $29.99  $20  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOLEDO AREA

 

TOLEDO ZOO

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10 new machines were installed in mid-2019. 

 

COMPLETE SETS: complete sets of 40 coins are not available due to continuous problems with machines.  At this stage I am able to offer all 10 machines with 39 coins (instead of 40).  The parakeets coin from the Aviary has been out of service for several months over a year three years.  I will try again, and the coin will be offered individually (and added to sets) if it becomes available at a later date.

 

 

MY SET #

Location

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Pennycollector

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OH38

Set of 10 machines,

39 coins

(1 coin unavailable)

 

$39.99

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For contents of set, see individual photos below

 

 

17-26

 

(10 machines, 39 coins)

OH38.1

 

$3.99

Only 3 designs

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Aviary building

 

INCOMPLETE SET

Only 3 of 4 designs working

 

Designs: Two-toed sloth; Koala; Rhinoceros Hornbill

 

missing: parakeets

Parakeets coin unavailable due to machine issues

17

OH38.2

 

$4.99

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Aquarium

 

Designs: giant Pacific octopus; stingray, horseshoe crab, African penguin

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OH38.3

 

$4.99

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Arctic Encounter

 

Designs: polar bear; polar bear with cub; harbor seal; grey wolf

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19

OH38.4

 

$4.99

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Africa/by giraffes

 

Designs: giraffe; ostrich; zebra; cheetah

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OH38.5

 

$4.99

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Great Apes

 

Designs: Cinerous vulture; orangutan; western lowland gorilla; tortoise

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OH38.6

 

$4.99

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Hippoquarium

 

Designs: river otter; hippopotamus with calf; 2 hippos in water; Tasmanian Devil

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OH38.7

 

$4.99

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Primates

 

Designs: ring-tailed lemus; white-cheeked gibbon; black and white colobus; red panda

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23

OH38.8

 

$4.99

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Reptile House

 

Designs: golden tree frog; cobra; turtle; saltwater crocodile

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24

OH38.9

 

$4.99

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Tembo Trail

 

Designs: grizzly; Indian rhino; African elephant; meerkat

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$4.99

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Tiger Terrace

 

Designs: Amur Tiger; Cougar; Snow Leopard; Maned Wolf

26

 

 

 

 

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#OH24

$4.99

 

 

IMAGINATION STATION

Toledo, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 from this science museum in Toledo.  Designs:

 

All coins press with a slightly odd tail and are not properly aligned (see photo for examples).  Designs: Gizmo (mascot); BOYO; “I’m an XTREME Scientist"; Hurricane Chamber.  All coins have a backstamp with the Imagination Station logo.

 

Pressed on uncirculated copper cents.

 

 

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#OH03 

$4.99 

 

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Bass Pro, Rossford (Toledo) Ohio

Complete set of 4

 

FOR OTHER BASS PRO LOCATIONS:

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$12.99  

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BASS PRO ROSSFORD (TOLEDO)

ROLLED ON ECUADOR BIMETAL COINS

 

These are a real treat – the complete set of Bass Pro designs from northern Ohio rolled on uncirculated bimetal coins that make the designs pop

 

 

Do you like these new bimetal coins?  You can purchase uncirculated rolls below.

 

UNCIRCULATED ROLL: ECUADOR 100 SUCRES

 

 

Bank roll of 20 x 100 sucres from Ecuador.  These bimetal coins are the diameter of a U.S. penny, but slightly thicker.  Some commercial penny presses will not accept these because of their thickness, but they are great for private rollers or coin collectors.  On a recent trip to northern Michigan, about half the machines – all older machines – accepted them.  You can see samples of those pressed coins in the June and July 2022 additions on this page.  Roll of 20 uncirculated coins.

 

Ecuador roll  $10  

 

 

 

 

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#OH18

$4.99

 

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FORT MEIGS HISTORIC SITE

Perrysburg, Ohio

 

The visitor center at Fort Meigs has a single machine with 4 designs related to the fort's role in the War of 1812: soldier with rifle; fort; soldiers shooting cannon; woman in bonnet.

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CLEVELAND AREA

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER

Cleveland, Ohio

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Complete set of 3 coins from the science museum on Lake Erie.  All pressed on uncirculated copper cents.  New machine in 2018.

 

Contrary to earlier listings on pennycollector, these coins do not have backstamps (a prior machine with different designs did, though).  One of the coins is now apparently blocked, so the 2022 version of this machine is only a 2-die machine.  We have all three designs.

 

Designs: Apollo space capsule; museum building; logo

 

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WATSON HARDWARE

Oberlin, Ohio

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Complete set of 4 from the hardware store on Main Street.  Designs: Watson Hardware; Slow Train; My Lucky Penny – Oberlin, Ohio; OBIE.  Some roll slightly short, as shown in the photo.  These sets are more expensive to make, so I have rolled only a few.

 

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ONLY ONE SET LEFT

 

 

 

 

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#OH22

$4.99

 

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CABELA’S – Avon, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 designs, all marked with the store location. Elk, deer, bear, Cabela’s logo. Pressed on uncirculated copper cents.

 

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COLUMBUS

 

 

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#OH26

$2.50

 

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COLUMBUS POLICE ACADEMY

Columbus, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 pennies pressed on copper from the Police Academy.  Designs: Columbus Division of Police with single badge; 200 Years – 1816-2016, with two badges; Columbus Ohio Division of Police with eagle flying in front of waving flag; large badge with Columbus Ohio Junior Police – Division A inside badge.  These coins all have a common backstamp, inscribed “a token of our friendship from the Columbus Division of Police.”

 

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Machine #1

#OH28

$4.99

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Machine #2

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$4.99

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Both machines

#OH2829

$9.75

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COSI OHIO

Columbus, Ohio

 

There are two machines at the science museum.  Buy each machine separately, or purchase the entire set of 8 at a discount.

 

Set #1: Albert Einstein; astronaut; dinosaur; Adventure in the Valley of the Unknown.

 

Set #2: DNA; telescope & space; beakers; Body Mind Spirit Life.

 

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#OH31

$1.50

 

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OLENTANGY CAVERNS

Delaware, Ohio

 

The gift shop has a single coin with an Indian chief.  All coins roll with a very long tail, as seen in the photo. 

 

Rolled on uncirculated copper cents.

 

 

 

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CINCINNATI-DAYTON AREA

 

 

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OH40 - $1.49

 

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BICYCLE MUSEUM OF AMERICA

New Bremen, Ohio

 

This unique museum has a penny press with a single design.  The coin has a backstamp describing a local historical fact (shown as second coin in photo).

 

One copper cent.

 

The museum remains open, but this machine was beyond repair and was reported retired in September 2021.  In March 2022 it was reported back in service.

 

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OH41 - $4.99

 

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JUNGLE JIM’S INTERNATIONAL MARKET

Fairfield, Ohio

 

A massive grocery store with a flair for the dramatic (like Wall's Drug in South Dakota).  Their penny press machine has 4 designs, offered here on copper cents.

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OH42 - $4.99

 

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THE WORKS PIZZA

Loveland, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 pressed on copper cents from this popular pizza restaurant northeast of Cincinnati.

 

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#OH39  $4.99 

 

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THE CONE

West Chester, Ohio

 

(4P, with backstamp) 

 

Pennycollector lists this location as “The Cone in West.”  The name of the business is simply “The Cone,” and it is located in West Chester (north of Cincinnati).  It is a seasonal business open from approximately March to September.

 

Designs: The Cone ice cream store; Mobile Cone ice cream trailer; Coneman’s Snowman; two cows

 

 

 

 

 

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Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum,

Wapakoneta Ohio (new machine in 2013)

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4 designs, with backstamp on all coins as shown in bottom right corner.  This batch has streaks on the pennies that may indicate they were cleaned before pressing.

 

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#OH07  $9.99 

 

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Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton Ohio

 

Purchase by machine (set) number (4 pennies each), or purchase the whole set of 12

 

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#OH06 

$4.99 

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CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK

Dayton Ohio

 

Machine #1, set of 4.  This older machine was out of service when I visited in March 2018.  Notice that machine #2 has two similar themes for its designs.

 

Designs: Carillon; 1905 Wright Flyer III; Orville & Wilbur Wright; Locust Grove School

 

 

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#OH05

$4.99

 

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CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK

Dayton, Ohio

 

Set of 4 from machine #2, which was added in 2017.  The coins from machine #2 repeat some themes used on machine #1.  Machine #1 was reported to be out of service, but those coins are still available above.

 

Designs: the Wright Brothers; 1905 Wright Flyer III; Hawthorn Hill (Orville Wright’s home, not located at this park); DH-4 airplane.

 

 

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#OH17

$4.99

 

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BOONSHOFT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY

Dayton, Ohio

 

After years of difficulty, we were finally able to roll some good sets on copper. 

 

Designs: museum logo; microscope; Oscar the Otter (museum mascot); hand and planets.

 

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#OH19

$4.99

 

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ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION

West Chester (Cincinnati), Ohio

 

This railroad-themed party center and hobby store boasts the world’s largest model train layout (Miniatur Wunderland in Germany and Northlandz in New Jersey make the same claim).  Pennies from the 4-die press have a backstamp with the attraction’s address and phone number.

 

Designs: diesel locomotive; steam locomotive; Entertrainment Junction logo; Amazen Funhouse logo.

 

This machine was reportedly retired in 2018.  That report was incorrect – the machine was still on-site as of September 2020.

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#OH20

$9.99

 

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GREAT WOLF LODGE

Mason, Ohio

 

This branch of the familiar themed hotel is adjacent to King’s Island north of Cincinnati.  Its 4-die penny press features characters Wiley and Violet, MagiQuest dragon, and an astronaut (a nod to Ohio’s slogan as “the birthplace of aviation”). 

 

The machine was retired in, we think, 2021 and replaced with an 8-die machine that dispenses zinc pennies.

 

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#OH21

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CABELA’S – WEST CHESTER, OHIO

 

Set of 4 from the outdoor sporting chain. 

 

Designs: Cabela’s logo; bear; deer; elk.

 

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OHIO TURNPIKE

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OHIO TURNPIKE ZINC COINS

MILE 76 WESTBOUND (GENOA)

 

 

Designs: Wright Brothers plane, Cleveland Indians (yes, the old name), Blue Heron (vertical), State bird – cardinal.  Only 3 sets available. 

 

These roll short/off-center, as shown in the representative photos – and they always have.

 

I do not normally carry these current Turnpike pennies due to their quality, price, and the time necessary to roll them (these are the slowest machines I have ever encountered).  Once they sell out, I do not expect to restock them.

 

OH76Wz   $9.99  

 

 

 

OHIO TURNPIKE ZINC COINS

MILE 77 EASTBOUND (GENOA)

 

 

Designs: The McCoys (famous for the song “Hang On Sloopy”), Blue Heron (horizontal), Ohio State Animal – White Tail Deer, Ohio State Buckeyes football.  Only 4 sets available.

 

These roll short/off-center, as shown in the representative photos – and they always have.

 

As with the companion set to the left, I do not normally carry these current zinc sets, and they will not be restocked.

 

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OHIO TURNPIKE – Mahoning Valley service plaza

Westbound mile marker 237

 

Complete set of 4 pressed on new zinc pennies dispensed by the machine.  These roll off-centered - I have not found any of the turnpike machines rolling with well-centered designs.  They have a high price point at the machine, the machines are slow as all get-out (as my mom would say), and they are only available on zinc, so I have no current plans to stock other locations along the turnpike.

 

 

 

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Eastbound                                       Westbound

Ohio Turnpike, Tiffin/West Unity, approx mile marker 20

Eastbound: New designs in 2013, complete set of 4.  These dies are rough looking, so the texture is rough and not smooth like most pennies.  Still, these, like my other coins, are pressed on uncirculated copper coins.  Designs: locomotive/Ohio Central Railroad; Ohio Wine Country; Welcome to Ohio/rest area building; Ohio State Buckeyes/football player

West: Notre Dame football; Ohio Trucking; Ohio’s Amish Country; Scarlet Carnation – Ohio’s Flower

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NOTE: ALL OHIO TURNPIKE COINS ROLL SHORT

RETIRED IN 2017

 

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Eastbound                                       Westbound

Ohio Turnpike, Genoa, approx mile marker 76

Designs: East: USAF Musuem- Dayton Ohio; Dresden Ohio/basket; Ohio’s Official State Animal – White Tail Deer; Edison’s Birthplace – Milan Ohio.

West: God Bless America/U.S. flag; Hollywood Casino – Toledo Ohio; Toledo Harbor Light House; Blue Heron.

 

NOTE: ALL OHIO TURNPIKE COINS ROLL SHORT

RETIRED IN 2017

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Eastbound                                       Westbound

Ohio Turnpike, Commodore Perry/Erie Islands, approx mile marker 100

Eastbound: New designs in 2014, complete set of 4.  Designs: Toledo Zoo – Elephants of the Savanna; Rutherford B. Hayes Memorial – Fremont, Ohio; Thank You Heroes For Your Service and Sacrifice; Perry’s Monument – Put-In-Bay Ohio.

West: Fishing Ohio’s Scenic Waters; War of 1812 Bicentennial; Put-In-Bay Lake Erie; Marblehead Lighthouse

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NOTE: ALL OHIO TURNPIKE COINS ROLL SHORT

RETIRED IN 2017

 

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Eastbound                                       Westbound

Ohio Turnpike, Vermillion Valley/ Middle Ridge, approx mile marker 140

Eastbound: Turnpike 60th anniversary (new design in 2015);  Greater Cleveland Aquarium; Amish Country Ohio; Cardinal – Ohio State Bird.

West: Turnpike 60th anniversary (new in 2015); Ohio state seal; Akron, Ohio Soapbox Derby; Tall Ships Lake Erie.

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NOTE: ALL OHIO TURNPIKE COINS ROLL SHORT

RETIRED IN 2017

 

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