Pressed Pennies?

Chillycraps and i were wandering around Suntec and bumped into this adorable little machine…

The Pressed Pennies Machine…

Being the curious bunch, we slotted in two $1 coins and put the machine to the test.

The end result (design on penny):

And here’s a video of us trying out the machine..
Warning: extreme use of Singlish and short interruption by phone call…

pressed penny on Vimeo.

Note:
Just to clarify, the designs are not random.
Users are able to choose one specific design before slotting the coins in, by cranking the handle bar.

There are 4 designs to choose from…
For more details on its designs, please refer to this link.
Or check out the Wikipedia page on Pressed Pennies.