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.

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.