I've removed the reference to '22 tons of pressure' and substituted 'sufficient force' for two reasons. Firstly, as someone else pointed out, 'ton' is a force unit. The corresponding pressure would be 'tons per square inch' or suchlike. Secondly, the force needed to deform the coin will depend on the material, size, etc.
RDT2 15:38, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
"Numismatism" isn't a word. I've checked this with Websters and the American Heritage Dictionary. The correct term is "Numismatics." If you're going to edit an article on the subject, you should be sure to check the actual category name. Janna Silverstein 14:13, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Post-elongation legal tender?
If using these machines does not constitute the "fraudulent falsification" of the coin, then it would logically continue from that legal recognition by the U.S. government that such pennies have not be sufficiently altered to change their nature as legal tender, correct? Then these 'elongated pennies' are still rightfully used to be spent on goods and services. I wonder if many places of business would turn away a hand full of these kind of coins as payment. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:53, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
You use the word "logically" but present a radical situation. Of course businesses wouldn't accept them as legal tender. Regardless of if they could "technically" be considered as such. And I highly doubt anyone would take it to court because someone wouldn't take their pennies. Who uses pennies to pay for anything anymore, anyways?
Diggidoyo 11:23, 29 May 2009 (UTC)