Smashed pennies are fun to collect! These US Air Force Museum pressed pennies showcase a variety of planes and are a great souvenir from your visit.
New Pressed Pennies at the US Air Force Museum
I am always excited to be able to add to my squished penny collection. They make an inexpensive souvenir of places we have visited during our camping adventures.
Today I was able to add 8 new US Air Force Museum pressed pennies to my collection, which now numbers over 1000 elongated coins.
For years, the museum just had one machine with 4 designs. Evidently the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio retired their old machine and put in 2 new machines, with 4 dies each. So for us collectors, that is 8 new coins!
8 Air Force Museum Smashed Pennies:
The new designs are
- an Eagle in front of the US flag
- Museum Logo
- Space Shuttle
- Wright Flyer
- F-22 Plane
- P-51 Plane
- B-17 Plane
- F-16 Plane
US Air Force Museum Pressed Penny Machine Locations
You enter the museum through the large gift shop. There are at least 2 pressed penny machines in the gift shop, so be sure to look on both sides of the main aisle. In the past, the smashed penny machines have been easy to spot, but they frequently get moved around.
In the past, there has been a penny machine up in the cafe on the second flower. So be sure to check out that location as well/
In addition to the pressed pennies, there is a collectible medallion machine located in the museum by the simulator ride.
Visiting the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio
If you are in the Dayton, Ohio area, the US Air Force Museum is free to visit. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon. Kids are usually fascinated by the assortment of planes.
The National Museum of the US Air Force is located at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH , 45433
The entrance to the Air Force Museum is on Springfield Street at Gate 28B.
The museum has three large hangars to explore with collections ranging from early flight, to the world wars, to the space era. While you are there, you can also visit the aviation hall of fame. They also have an Imax theater, but you have to pay for that.
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