Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add flour mixture to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in oats and coconut.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.
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