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Museum’s penny press includes one with a Route 66 logo

The McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, Illinois, recently unveiled a penny press that can make a souvenir coin with Abraham Lincoln and the Route 66 shield. According to the Bloomington Pantagraph, the museum’s director of education wanted a…

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Let’s lobby for Route 66 half-dollar coins

A writer for Numismatic News, a magazine about coin collecting, is lobbying Congress for a series of Route 66 commemorative half-dollar coins that would be minted in 2016 — the 90th anniversary of the Mother Road — and is advocating…

Joplin blessed with a generous Secret Santa

The Route 66 town of Joplin, Mo., boasts a Secret Santa who manages to place fat cashier’s checks into Salvation Army kettles in town every year, according to Time magazine. Amidst the haul, a Salvation Army counting crew found five…

How about Route 66 on New Mexico’s quarter?

A story in the Santa Fe New Mexican reports on the design suggestions so far for New Mexico's quarter coin. Many of the suggestions have included fairly predictable offerings like chile peppers, yucca plants and roadrunners. There's this, however: One…

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