I found a closeup of the purse from Melody's meet accessories on the f106884 eBay account. Here it is:
IT'S AMAZING! I'm totally getting it.
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: Samantha's old accessories originally came with a real Indianhead penny until they made it a reproduction coin in 1989.
COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Favorite historical doll?
MY ANSWER: Maryellen