Stretched (or smashed) penny machines are a familiar sight at landmarks in Arizona and elsewhere. And an Arizona Highways reader is on a quest to stretch a penny at every machine in the Grand Canyon State.
Richard Keller lives in Tolleson, a suburb of Phoenix. “I was born and raised in Arizona, My wife, however, has lived in many states. We both love Arizona!
“We got married two years ago in White Tank Mountain Regional Park. On our honeymoon in Christopher Creek, she asked to stop and get the smashed (elongated) penny in Payson. I had never heard of them before. I asked how she knew where it was. She introduced me to www.pennycollector.com. They have the locations of every penny machine in Arizona.
Source: Arizona Highways