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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

 

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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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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.  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

machine #

 

OH38

Set of 10 machines,

39 coins

(1 coin unavailable)

 

$39.99

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Various – see descriptions below

 

 

 

 

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

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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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18

 

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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20

 

OH38.5

 

$4.99

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Great Apes

 

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

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21

 

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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22

 

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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25

 

OH38.10

 

$4.99

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Tiger Terrace

 

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

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26

 

 

 

 

 

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#OH24

$4.99

 

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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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#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; [unknown design].

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CLEVELAND AREA

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE & MUSEUM

Cleveland, Ohio

 

I’m not going ot say this is the most popular tour in Ohio, but it is the best!

The gift shop has two 4-die machines: a regular hand-crank machine, and a newer animated “character” machine that charges more money and delivers zinc pennies provided by the machine.

 

 

 

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Designs: Ralphie in bunny outfit; leg lamp; the house; licking a flagpole

* prior listings said these pennies were zinc. They are copper (although the other set, sold out, were zinc)

 

Set 2: pressed on shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine  $9.99    #OH37

SET 2 SOLD OUT

Designs: Ralphie getting his mouth washed out; Randy in snow suit; a major award; the Bumpus dogs

 

 

 

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The new animated machine – Ralphie rolls your coin as sound clips from the movie play

 

Click here for a 14-second video clip

(Depending on your computer’s settings, the clip may open directly, or it may download as a “save as” file to be manually opened by you. Remember when computers were going to make our lives easier???)

 

 

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).

 

Designs: Apollo space capsule; museum building; logo

 

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WINKING LIZARD TAVERN

Cleveland, Ohio

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This popular chain of bars has a machine at its downtown Cleveland location, about 3 blocks from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Pressed on uncirculated pre-1982 copper cents.  Designs include 3 cartoonish lizards, and a chameleon.  Complete set from this location.  These designs roll slightly short.

 

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ONLY TWO SETS LEFT

 

 

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

 

 

GREAT WOLF LODGE

Sandusky, Ohio

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The machine is more expensive than most and rolls zinc pennies provided by the machine.  As a result, copper cents are not available.

 

This machine was added in 2019.  The designs roll slightly off-center and short.  Designs: MagiQuest dragon; Marblehead lighthouse; wolf paw; Wiley the Wolf drenched with water. 

 

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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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$4.99

 

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OHIO STATEHOUSE (CAPITOL)

Columbus, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 from the capitol’s gift shop.  Designs: capitol building; Ohio buckeye and cardinal; state seal; Ohio state flag.

 

Copper pennies.

 

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Machine #1

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Machine #2

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Both machines

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$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.

 

Copper pennies.

 

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$9.99

 

 

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LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER

Columbus, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 designs pressed on shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine.  Copper cents are not available.

 

Designs: All say “LEGOLAND Discovery Center” without the Columbus location mentioned.  Characters: pizza delivery man; pilot waving; cowboy; woman holding two beakers.

 

 

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$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).

 

Copper cent.

 

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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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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

 

Now available – purchase by machine number, or purchase the whole set of 12

 

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Wright-Patterson set of 12 in 1943 steel cents

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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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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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$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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YOUNG’S JERSEY DAIRY

Yellow Springs, Ohio

 

Complete set of 4 designs from this farming attraction.  Designs: sunrise and cow; Feed the Goats; tractor; ice cream cones.

 

Copper pennies.

 

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$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

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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 the birthplace of aviation). 

 

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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 – 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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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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RETIRED IN 2017

 

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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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