Yep! Another cool coin from Tokyo Disneyland! I'm sorry for the late post. I was out of town for a few days. Kuniaki writes on 4/15/16: Hello; TDL 33th Anniversary medal
was released on April 15, 2016. TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----- TDL1644 Mickey. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. As always, you can view pictures of these coins and others on Kuniaki Hiraki's very busy web site.
Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/12/16 So, Boomer's sitting here thinking what is missing today? Oh! That's it! 34 MORE TOKYO DISNEYLAND PRESSED COINS and these are really cool 15th Anniversary coins! Yes, hard to believe it's already been nine days since the last batch of Tokyo Disneyland Resort coins were released. :-) Talk about a busy park! Thank goodness for Kuniaki and his excellent reports. Today he writes: "Hello, 34 pieces of TDS 15th Anniversary medals were released on April 11, 2016. TDS Figaro's Clothiers TDS1605-1607 Donald, Mickey & Minni, Daisy; TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store TDS1608-1610 Gelatoni, Duffy, ShellieMay; TDS Nautilus Gifts TDS1611-1613 Mickey, Minnie, Pluto; TDS Il Postino Stationery TDS1614-1616 Mickey, Pinocchio, Woody & Buzz Lightyear; TDS Expedition Photo Archives TDL1617-1619 Goofy, Logo, Chip 'n Dale; TDS Agrabah Marketplace TDS1620-1622 Logo, Rapunzel, Aladdin & Jasmine; TDS Mermaid Treasure TDS1623-1624 Ariel, Nemo; Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel Mira Costa TDR434-439 Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Chip 'n Dale; Disney Resort Line TDR440-447 Mickey, Monorail, Donald, Goofy, Daisy, Pluto, Minnie, Chip 'n Dale; TDS 15th Anniversary Collection Book was released. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan". As always, you can view pictures of these coins and others on Kuniaki Hiraki's very busy web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/12/16 Our thanks to fellow elongated coin collector Diane T. for reporting that the 1985-1994 60th Decades penny press machine is back onstage at the Downtown Disney World of Disney Store, Anaheim. Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/09/16 Our thanks to several fellow collectors who have contacted Boomer with an important update: The Decades penny press machine is offstage. The first report was received Friday. We believe that the machine's absence is temporary, possibly for maintenance. But, we will post an update if we hear the machine is offstage permanently etc. The next Decades set isn't expected (based on past Decade machine changes) for another month or so. Boomer is pacing the floor, but, still no word on the much rumored Star Wars set. Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/03/16 Were you wondering why Tokyo Disneyland hadn't announced new pressed coins for nearly a week?! :-) Well, Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan wrote to share this today... "Hello; 2016 APR monthly medals were released on Apr. 01, 2016. TDL Penny Arcade ------------- TDL1636 Mickey; TDL Tomorrowland Terrace -- TDL1640 Donald TDS Galleria Disney ----------- TDS1604 Mickey; Medal design were changed: TDL Penny Arcade ----- TDL1637-1639 Snow White, Cinderella, Bell; TDL Treasure Comet -- TDL1641-1643 Stitch, Stitch, Stitch. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." As always, you can view pictures of these coins and others on Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/03/16 Up for sale by a ParkPennies visitor is a hard to find Brass Disneyland Pirates Piece of Eight Medallion. Here is a link to what may become a very exciting auction. Our thanks to the fellow collectors that brought this to our attention. Here's how to have your auction linked to ParkPennies Visitor Auctions.
03/28/16 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan shares this... Hello. Easter 2016 medals were released on Mar. 24, 2016 TDL Penny Arcade: TDL1632-1633 Mickey, Minnie; TDL Tomorrowland Terrace: TDL1634-1635 Mickey & Minnie, Donald & Daisy; Disney Ambassador Hotel: TDR430-431 Mickey, Minnie; Tokyo Disneyland Hotel: TDR432-433 Mickey & Minnie, Chip 'n Dale. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Talk about a LOT of cool coins at The Disneyland Resort in Tokyo Japan! Our thanks for the excellent reporting by Kuniaki in Japan. See pictures of these coins on Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
03/19/16 New Hong Kong Disneyland Avengers pressed coins were just reported by Michelle in Hong Kong via Mike P. in California. Very cool set! They have kindly shared the marquee picture shown on this page. We will update the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide as soon as we can scan these new Hong Kong Disneyland pressed coins. Happy collecting, Boomer.
03/19/16 As a follow-up for our report yesterday, we have posted the marquee for the latest 2016 pressed nickel set here, updated The ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page. The Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide with pictures and descriptions will be updated soon. Rumors of a Star Wars penny press persist. As soon as we spot or receive a report of a new machine, we'll post it here. UPDATE 3/21/16 Our thanks to Mike R. for reporting that the DL0627-629 machine was gone this morning and returned this afternoon. The machine, marquee and coin designs did not change... with the exception of new backstamps that include copyright notices. This change retires the DL0627-629 set and introduces the new DL0630-632 set for advanced collectors. Casual collectors who missed the original 2016 pressed nickel set need not stress over this change as the two sets share the same obverse designs. Clarification: 3/18/16 through 3/20/16 All coins in the set no "C Disney". 3/21/16 on C Disney on all coins in this set. No exception. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
03/18/16 I'm just back from the park to report... NEW 2016 PRESSED NICKELS are onstage at the Main Street Opera exit, Disneyland, USA! Large, nicely engraved coins with excellent backstamps! Pictures and updates will be here Saturday. Happy collecting! Boomer.
03/11/16 NEW 60th DECADES SET! This 1985-1994 themed set is the sixth set of eight total Decades sets to be issued which will bring the total number of 60th pressed coins up to er ah... wait for it.... 60! :-) We have posted the marquee here, updated The ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page, and will have the Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney Pressed Coin Guide updated soon, if not already. The web site maybe a bit more "Goofy" and "Dopey" than usual as we are attempting to re-write several pages of code. Once done, your mobile phone browsing will be... um... better. We're aiming for much better, but lets wait and see how we do. :-) Happy collecting! Boomer.
03/03/16 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... more new coins at Tokyo Disneyland! Wait, didn't he just report some new coins??? :-) Kuniaki writes: Hello; Monthly medals were released on Mar. 01, 2016. TDL1630 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Snow White. TDL1631 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Cinderella. TDS1603 TDS Galleria Disney ------------- Rapunzel. A new token was added to TDS Villa Donald Home Shop. It is a recreation medal now, but may change to a TDS 15th anniversary medal. Thank you,Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Pictures of all these coins and more at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
02/21/16 Engravers of elongated coin dies sought. Do you engrave or know of a pressed coin die engraver that you would recommend? ParkPennies.com and PressedPennies.com is looking to build a referral list of active quality engravers. There is no charge to any party, our goal is to build a comprehensive list for the benefit of collectors and businesses in need of a good die engraver. Please email your or your engraver's contact information to Boomer.
02/17/16 No new coins to report today. But, there are currently over 350 auctions by fellow ParkPennies visitors linked to ParkPennies.com. Could be you'll find a coin you are looking for there? You can also add your auctions of Disneyland elongated coins to the list... It's free. Happy collecting, Boomer
02/15/16 Steven P. has a new Smashed Coin Collection Database that just came to our attention. Steven reports that this new, still in Beta site, will make building a personalized collection easier, mobile, and always up-to-date. The site has an easy search function, large drag-and-drop images, allows users to make unlimited collections in any form or fashion, and works on mobile platforms. Right now, Steven is looking for beta testers to use the site and provide feed back. He is looking for feed back on broken functionality, desired features, and general improvement. A great way to share the hobby. Happy collecting, Boomer.
02/10/16 Our thanks to the well-known Disneyland Elongated Coin Collector, Dee D. who has reported his discovery of a Type III Tokyo DisneySea TDL0710 pressed coin.
02/09/16 Our thanks to Shawn P. for catching a fumble finger number switch we made when updating the DL0596, DL0597 and DL0622, DL0623. These two coins and related comparison pages are now all correctly numbered etc. If your coins match this DL0596 vs. DL0622 image and this DL0597 vs. DL0623 image. You're good. :-) (An easy way to attribute these very similar pairs of coins is to note that the newer versions / states are shorter in height and each have a small raised "tick". These small ticks are marked by red arrows on the coin comparison images. Happy collecting, Boomer. PS Star Wars pressed coin rumors are building!
02/05/16 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... new coins at Tokyo Disneyland. I can't believe how many new coins The Tokyo Disneyland Resort places onstage every year! Wait, every month! :-) Kuniaki writes:
Hello; 2016 FEB. Monthly medals were released.
TDL1620 Penny Arcade --- Figaro & Cleo.
TDL1621 Tomorrowland Terrace --- The Blue Fairy.
TDS1602 Galleria Disney --- Mickey & Minnie. Medal design change:
TDL1622-1625 Plaza Restaurant --- Hiro, Baymax, Hiro (Battle mode), Baymax (Battle mode). TDL1626-1629 Pan Galactic Pizza Port --- Anger, Disgust, Joy & Sadness, Fear. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.
You can see pictures of all these coins and more at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
01/30/16 Recently I was visiting with a fellow guest and penny presser at Disneyland. As we were pressing coins, the conversation moved to how nicely the machines work at Disneyland. Even the pre-1982 solid copper cents I used were exceptionally flat and well formed with complete images. Disney quality. However, the fellow guest reminded me that things are not like that at all Disney Resorts.
Some newly-designed machines at another Disney Resort:
- Do not let you choose or press you own coins. Sadly, you cannot place a penny or token in the machine and watch as it's pressed.
- Are pre-loaded with less desirable copper-plated zinc cents. Not the pre-1982 solid copper cents many guests prefer or insist upon.
- Charge twice as much as The Disneyland Resort. $1.00 to press a single penny, unless you buy all 12 coins offered by the machine, then it's “only” $10.00 for the set.
But, that’s not what the guest was most disappointed about. It was the low quality coins the machine used (zinc) and the poor quality of the "pressing" (some too long and some too short). Here's an image of some WDW 12 die coins shared with us by a disappointed owner.
Why this post is so important. Disneyland Resort guests enjoy the “show” when fun, quality souvenirs are pressed on our own solid copper cents or Disney tokens. Watching a coin or token we have placed in the machine being pressed into a quality keepsake souvenir before our eyes makes a memory, often a very fun memory. But, sometimes we forget that this "plus" at The Disneyland Resort is not by accident and it’s not like that everywhere. If not for the Disneyland Resort Team it could all disappear. So, please don’t forget to let the people in the corner offices and the amazing Cast Members in the park know how much you appreciate what they do. :-) Happy Collecting, Boomer.
UPDATE: 2/1/16 Thank you all for your feedback. I thought I might get a few emails, but, wow! I may move this post on to a full page article.
UPDATE: 2/2/16 Er, ah, okay. :-) I'm getting the feeling that there are a lot of people that would like to be heard on this subject. We're happy to offer a forum for comments. What are your thoughts about the new 8 - 12 coin choice machines that press coins already inside the machine, vs. the traditional, three coin choice coin press machines that press a coin or token that you place in the machine to be pressed? You can share your thoughts and contribute to a future article on the subject by emailing Boomer.
01/25/16 Ray Dillard, the very well known and respected elongated collector, recently offered a for sale list of elongated coins from Ray's collection (PDF). (Here is the list in Excel.) Do take a look. The coins listed represent some very collectable non-Disney issues from the turn of the 19th century on. If you see a coin of interest, contact information is on the list. Happy collecting, Boomer.
01/22/16 Recent updates courtesy of fellow Disneyland elongated coin collector, Randy K. : Main Street Train Station 60th set of pressed coins, now located at the Main Street Penny Arcade. Yes, The Penny Arcade has a "penny press" again! Well, quarters, but, just saying. :-) Randy also mentioned that the Cars set that was displaced by the Disney California Adventure Holiday Nickel Set has returned with the retirement of the Holiday Nickels. The ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page is up to date. Next up? Maybe a 2016 nickel set? We'll post it here! Happy collecting, Boomer.
01/15/16 Our thanks to Randy K. who was the first person to report.... THE NEW DECADES 1975 -1984 PENNY PRESS MACHINE! We have posted the marquee here, updated The ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page, and will have the Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney Pressed Coin Guide updated soon. Happy collecting! Boomer.
01/09/16 Our thanks to the well-known Disneyland Elongated Coin Collector, Dee D. who has reported his discovery of a type II Tokyo DisneySea TDS0512 pressed coin.
01/09/16 Rumors are building over a possible Star Wars pressed coin set for Disneyland! The our thanks to fellow collector Clifford K. who reports that he has seen a Disney reference about the planned future set. This could be one of the most popular pressed penny sets... ever. More to come.
UPDATE 01/09/15 p.m. Clifford K. just shared an image from the latest Disneyland Pressed Coin brochure mentioning Star Wars Pressed Coins. Happy collecting, Boomer.
01/07/16 Well, it's been a few days! Time for MORE TOKYO DISNEYLAND PRESSED PENNIES? :-) Kuniaki in Japan shares the news as he writes: " Frozen Fantasy medals were released Jan 06, 2016. TDL Penny Arcade:
TDL1615-1616 Anna & Elsa, SnowGies;
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace:
TDL1617-1619 Anna, Elsa, Olaf. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." Pictures of these coins and more are at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
01/04/16 Our thanks to Jason K. for reporting that the 2015 nickel press is offstage. We will update the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guides and Penny Press Location Page soon. Given that the yearly nickel machine has become a tradition at the park, we anticipate a 2016 nickel press. As soon as we have word of a new machine, we will post it here and FaceBook. Also our thanks for your very much appreciated posts on Disney related blogs that mention or link to ParkPennies.com. We do see them and they make our day! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer
01/02/2016! Happy New Year! Especially at Tokyo Disneyland where 26 NEW coins were released on January 1. Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan shares this... "A Happy New Year. New 26 medals were released on January 01, 2016 at TDR. Monthly medals:
TDL Penny Arcade ----------------- TDL1601; Mickey TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----- TDL1608; Mickey & Minnie TDS Galleria Disney --------------- TDS1601; Mickey 2006 series:
TDL Penny Arcade ----------------- TDL1602-1607 Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Chip 'n Dale, Daisy; TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----- TDL1609-1614 Woody, Jessie, Bullseye, Buzz Lightyear, Little Green Men, Emperor Zurg;
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel --------- TDR419-421 Ariel, Tangled, Bell.
Resort Gateway Station ---------TDR422-423 Donald & Daisy Huey, Dewey and Louie;
Tokyo Disney Land Station ----- TDR424-425 Clarice & Minnie, Alice & White Rabbit;
Bayside Station ------------------- TDR426-427 Goofy & Max, Chip 'n Dale;
Tokyo DisneySea Station ------- TDR428-429 Mickey & Pluto, Pinocchio & Geppetto. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." Pictures of these coins and more are at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/19/15 a.m. Our thanks to Daniel K. for being the first to report.... THE DCA HOLIDAY NICKEL MACHINE HAS ARRIVED!!! New location this year at The Los Feliz Five and Dime on Buena Vista Street and NEW backstamps this year! We will update the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide soon. The ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page should be updated within the hour. Happy collecting! Boomer.
12/18/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... new coins at Tokyo Disneyland! Trivia: More than 100 new, different "pressed pennies" have been placed onstage, just this year and counting only the coins inside The Tokyo Disneyland Park. This does not count Tokyo DisneySea, transportation locations, or hotels! Kuniaki writes: Hello; The Adventureland bazaar was reopened on December 17, and five new medals were leased. TDL Adventureland Bazaar: TDL15104 --- Mickey, TDL15105 --- Minnie, TDL15106 --- Baloo, TDL15107 --- Mowgli, TDL15108 --- King Louie, Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Pictures of these coins and more are at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/18/15 a.m. No Seasonal Nickels reported onstage at Disney California Adventure yet. Boomer is watching closely!
12/14/15 NEW DISNEYLAND SEASONAL NICKEL SET IS ONSTAGE! The 2015 set is a nicely engraved set with new Disneyland backstamps this year, a machine that is perfectly set up, and presses these large image elongated nickels amazingly flat. Our thanks to Mike R. for sending us a message just as he watched the machine being installed! The Penny Machine Locations will be updated within the hour. We aim to have images etc. added to the Disneyland pressed penny guide updated soon also. Rumor is that the Disney California Adventure machine will soon follow, maybe in a week or so? Happy Collecting! Boomer.
12/14/15 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for sharing the arrival of a very cool Hong Kong Disneyland 10th Anniversary pressed coin set just released. We have a picture of the penny press marquee, and hope to update the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide later this week. Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/14/15 No Seasonal Nickels reported as of noon today. But, we're looking! Of course, as the Seasonal Nickels time of year nears, Boomer can't sleep and that gives him more time for sprucing up the ParkPennies web site. :-) Now, long time ParkPennies readers know what that means... So, as always, if / when you spot something that doesn't look correct... er ah, that is something that looks out of place even here, :-), or have an improvement, correction or design suggestion, or just a Disney pressed penny question, we do appreciate hearing from you by contacting us via email or message. Happy collecting and thank you for visiting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
12/10/15 No 2015 Disneyland Seasonal Pressed Nickel sets onstage, yet. But, rumors are building and several fellow collectors are searching the park daily. Boomer will also be making his appointed rounds of the parks more frequently over the next week or two. Hopefully we'll post news of the 2015 Christmas, Seasonal, Holiday pressed nickel machines here soon... and on facebook too. Happy collecting, the folks at ParkPennies.
12/02/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... it's a new month so new coins of the month for Tokyo Disneyland... Do they have some great pressed penny sets or what? :-) Kuniaki writes: Hello, Monthly medals were released on December 01, 2015. TDL15102 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Stitch; TDL15103 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Angel; TDS1543 TDS Galleria Disney ------------- Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Pictures of these coins and more are at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/26/15 Happy Thanksgiving to all. It's been a wonderful year for Disney pressed coin collecting and I hope an equally wonderful year for you. I'm looking forward to the Seasonal Pressed Nickel sets and 2016! Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/20/15 Our thanks to Randy K. for being the first to report the new Decades penny press machine at the Downtown World of Disney Store! Here's a picture of the marquee. We'll update the Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney Pressed Coin guides soon and the Penny Machine Locations even sooner. :-) Happy Collecting! Boomer.
11/15/15 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for being the first to report a new set of Hong Kong Disneyland pressed "Magical Coins", Guide Numbers HKDL1507-509. We'll update the HKDL Pressed Coin Guide Guide soon. But, for now, here is a picture of the marquee shared by Jimmy. Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/10/15 Some updates here and there recently. We did a regular update of the ParkPennies.com Penny Machine Locations PDF file. The Starcade 60th penny press has moved across the way to the Buzz Lightyear Gift Shop etc. The ParkPennies Location Page is current and offers the newest locations of 60th penny press machines, Frozen pressed quarters, return of the 2015 nickel machine etc. Don't leave home without it. :-) But, if you do forget to take a printed copy of the FREE ParkPennies.com Penny Press Locations Page with you, remember it's always as close as a smartphone at http://www.ParkPennies.com. Oh, before I forget... There are no new Decades coins or Seasonal Nickels... yet. But, maybe later this month. Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/03/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... new coins at Tokyo Disneyland, it's a new month so new coins for Tokyo Disneyland... again! :-) Kuniaki writes: Hello, Monthly medals were released on November 01, 2015.
TDL1592 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Lady;
TDL1596 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Tramp;
TDS1540 TDS Galleria Disney ------------- Marie; Pooh medals were released on NOV. 01,2015.
TDL1593-1595 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Honey Pot Pooh, balloon Pooh, Pooh; Christmas medals were released on NOV. 02, 2015.
TDL1597-1598 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Olaf, Pooh;
TDL1599-15101 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Mickey, Minnie, Snowman Micky & Minnie;
TDS1541-1542 Villa Donald Home Shop ------ Mickey, Minnie;
TDR413-414 Tokyo DisneySea Hotel Miracosta --- Mickey & Minnie, Goofy & Chip 'n Dale;
TDR415-416 Disney Ambassador Hotel ------------- Mickey & Minnie, Stitch;
TDR417-418 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel ---------------- Mickey & Goofy, Snow White.
UPDATE 11/4/15: Hello, Christmas 2015 mini file was released on Nov. 02, 2015. The medal of Pooh which release this time were same design at the Pooh Corner before.
TDL1593 --- TDL1045;
TDL1594 --- TDL1340;
TDL1595 --- TDL1145 and Stitch medal TDL1581 is same as TDL1166 which released at the TDL Pacific Export before.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Pictured to the left, a Disney Resort "Joyful Christmas 2015" pressed penny. You can see pictures of all these coins and more at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
10/30/15 Our thanks to an Anony-mouse visitor that brought an error to our attention. We had described the most recent Decades set of pressed pennies, the 1965-74 Decades set, as being in the style of Josh Agle (SHAG). They are now correctly described as being in the style of Jeff Granito's Decades prints. We greatly appreciate contributions, suggestions, submissions and corrections by fellow Disney pressed coin collectors. Contact us anytime via Boomer's VIP contact page. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
10/28/15 Greetings! Some ParkPennies pages are getting a long awaited make-over. Long time friends and visitors may have noticed a few recent "page design updates" we are slowly working through the site... If you started collecting Disneyland pressed coins way back in the 1990's, you'll remember that our earliest website was very small, a free address given by our dial up internet service that we dedicated to the hobby and gladly volunteered to maintain. In the beginning, the web site offered only a Disneyland pressed penny Excel / Lotus 123 file and provided a way for a then small group of collectors to view and help update the "list"; much as we still do today. (A condensed Excel file of all ParkPennies Guides is still here, linked from the Locations and Downloadable files page or here's a direct link to the most recent Disneyland Resort Elongated Coin Guide Excel file.) After a year or two, we were shocked to see our first web site "traffic report". People we had never personally met were actually visiting the web site! Lots of them! WhooOwhOoo! We decided to use a spell checker, right away! :-) Not long after, Boomer, a person with no web site programing knowledge and well founded fear of it, finally converted that Excel file into "web pages" albeit not very good ones. 100's of those pages are sadly still here today. As you know, in the world of technology, something a year or two old might need to be updated. Well, we're talking about web pages from the last century! Yes, the 1990's! :-) They are old friends. But, they aren't very good for ParkPennies visitors using today's mobile devices and smartphones with smaller screens. So, we're doing what we can to spruce them up and make them more "Mobile Friendly". Don't worry, ParkPennies will still look like the 1990's. :-) The information, images, guides and fun stuff will all remain. But it will look better on mobile, we hope. And as we re-write the pages, Boomer will of course be adding more links, related pictures, and details here and there too. :-) So, all our pages should "work" but some might look a bit odder than usual now and then as they "evolve". Thank you for your patience and Happy Collecting! Boomer. Seasonal Nickels are just around the corner... Stay tuned!
10/15/15 No word yet about the Seasonal Nickel Sets for 2015 / 2016. We have heard rumors of a 60th themed set. If so, it might be an extra set or one of the two "traditional sets" assuming this year follows tradition. As you may know, seasonal pressed nickels have been welcoming year end guests at the Disneyland Resort since 1995 and they make one fantastic pressed coin collection! Many families make a tradition of pressing a set of Seasonal Nickels for their scrap books, pressed coin collections, to include in their Holiday cards, etc. So, you know we will post the news here as soon as we know a new machine has been placed onstage... Not that anyone is asking about them already! :-) Please note that over recent years, new Seasonal coins have often been placed onstage in late December. However, historically, some sets have arrived as early as the first week of November. So, we just don't know in advance when the pressed nickel sets will arrive for sure. Boomer looks forward to their unpredictable arrival every year and thinks of them as a special Seasonal... surprise gift. ;-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
10/02/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... new coins at Tokyo Disneyland, it's a new month so new coins! :-) Kuniaki writes:
Hello; Monthly medals were released on October 01, 2015. TDL1590 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Goofy.
TDL1591 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Pluto.
TDS1539 TDS Galleria Disney ------------- Chip N Dale. Also, new two mini file were released, Mickey & Donald and Minnie & Daisy. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. If you haven't already bookmarked Kuniaki's Disneyland Tokyo web site, here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. You can also view the ParkPennies Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny news page or our Guide to the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies and Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny books. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
9/26/15 Our thanks, again to C & D Neal for sharing items from their collections with ParkPennies visitors. Their latest items, a Walt Disney World Castle in a Bottle (Separate image of the WDW Castle in a Bottle) and a Disneyland Resort Paris Arcade Token! Happy collecting, Boomer
9/25/15 Our thanks to Janet S. for reporting the arrival of the 1965-1974 Decades pressed penny set! Our Penny Machine Locations page has been updated and we will update the DR Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney Guide soon. Thank you for your recent links and likes, they make our day! Happy collecting, Boomer.
9/24/15 Have a few free minutes? Why not check out the auctions by fellow ParkPennies visitors. It's a great way to find onstage coins, some scarcer Disneyland elongated coins, and there are currently more than 300 listed! (Here's how to add your Disneyland pressed coin auctions to the list for free.) Happy collecting, Boomer.
9/22/15 New pressed penny set is expected at the Disneyland Resort this week... stay tuned for updates!
9/15/15 Lots of small updates for you today and one larger update, the DN Neverlands Guide of prototype pressed coins. It's now two pages, was rewritten to assign full guide numbers for coins that had been squeezed in between numbers, now includes lots more large pictures, more coin comparisons were added, and some notes were updated. The guide was also made more "mobile friendly" er ah... So, may I digress here a bit? "Mobile Friendly" as you may know, is a Google requirement of sorts for web sites to serve mobile devices that have very small screens, like watches(!) Please, we know Google wants us to see ParkPennies in all its beauty. But, on a tiny 320 pixel wide smart-watch, seriously?! :-) As long time readers will know, "Mobile friendly" is a scary term for Boomer. Let's face it, his name isn't Super Tech, it's Boomer! Coding a web site for "mobile friendly" isn't in his skill set. Matter of fact, a quick look around here and you'll see that he's not that skilled at writing standard web pages either. But, we're trying and thankfully ParkPennies is all about enjoying and sharing this fun hobby and Boomer has had no trouble doing that given your most welcome help and this simple web site. It all works because of your FaceBook likes, blog posts, and internet links to our humble pages. They help pressed penny collectors find ParkPennies... even without a professional web master or a Google friendly design. So, again, thank you very much for your support from the folks at ParkPennies and Happy collecting!
9/15/15 Our thanks to Jason K. for reporting that the 2015 machine has not returned. We've noted it as off-stage on the Penny Machine Locations page. It is possible that the machine might return, so we didn't completely remove it from the guide. But, because the set is dated 2015, we're thinking the longer it is off-stage, the more likely it may just be replaced by another coin set, maybe a 2016 dated set?
9/15/15 Jimmy in Hong Kong just shared a new set of three Inside Out Hong Kong Disneyland pressed pennies that arrived today! We'll have images and descriptions added to the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide . Happy collecting!
9/3/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... yet another group of Tokyo Disneyland pressed "penny" souvenirs! :-) Wait? This is like deja vu all over again! But, a good deja vu. :-) Kuniaki writes: Hello; monthly medals were released on September 01, 2015.
TDL1583 TDL Penny Arcade --------------- Maleficent,
TDL1586 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Witch,
TDS1536 TDS Galleria Disney ------------- Ursula. Halloween 2015 medals were released.
TDL1584 TDL Penny Arcade -------------------- Mickey,
TDL1587-1589 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --------- Minnie, Mickey, Mickey & Minnie,
TDS1537 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ------ Mickey & Captain Hook,
TDR407-408 Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel Mira Costa -- Mickey & Minnie, Donald & Chip 'n Dale.
TDR409-410 Disney Ambassador Hotel ----------- Mickey, Donald,
TDR411-412 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel -------------- Mickey & Minnie,
Ghost. Dear Danny medal was released.
TDL1585 TDL Penny Arcade ------- Dear Danny. TDS 14th Anniversary medal was released.
TDS1538 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ------ Mickey & Minnie. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. If you haven't already bookmarked Kuniaki's Disneyland Tokyo web site, here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. You can also view the ParkPennies Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny news page or our Guide to the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies and Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny books. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
8/15/15 Our thanks to Sharon K. for being the first to report a new penny press machine! It's one many of us have been hoping for since the first D23 EXPO years ago.... It's a set of three D23 pressed pennies! The machine is located inside the D23 EXPO 2015 Dream Store at the Anaheim Convention Center. ADVISORY: Membership and admission are required to access this machine. [Update: We were informed by a trusted source, Ricky K., that they were able to "walk in" late Sunday without cost. This is a change in admission requirements based on Friday's reports.] We hope to have pictures and guide entries soon. We will update the Penny Machine Locations page within the hour so ParkPennies readers can locate the machine while at the D23. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/15/15 at 8:00 a.m. No new machines have been reported in Anaheim since the New 1955-1964 Decades Set. We are receiving reports from ParkPennies readers often and will post any new machine updates here.
8/9/15 What next? You know they say idle hands... You guessed it, Boomer had a bit too much time on his hands this weekend. The result? A Penny in a Bottle Collection guide! Well, at least he wasn't getting into trouble and if the guide becomes a popular page for ParkPennies visitors, Boomer will gladly spend some more time on the guide. :-) So, do take a look at the new, still a draft, ParkPennies Penny in a Bottle Collection guide. (Also linked in the "ALL Guides, News Articles listed here!" box near the top of most pages.) Maybe it will bring a smile or even start you on the way to collecting Pennies in Bottles? :-) Happy collecting, The folks at ParkPennies.com.
8/2/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... MORE Tokyo Disneyland pressed "penny" souvenirs! :-) Kuniaki writes: Hello, 2015 August monthly medals were released on August 01, 2015:
TDL1578 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Daisy,
TDL1582 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Donald,
TDS1534 TDS Galleria Disney ------------ Genie. Stitch medals were released on August 01, 2015:
TDL1579-1581 TDL1578 TDL Penny Arcade ------ Stitch, Stitch & Dumbo,
Stitch. Each two medal design were changed at Disney Resort Line:
TDR399-400 Gateway station ---- Dumbo, Timothy Mouse,
TDR401-402 DisneyLand Station -- Snow White, Witch,
TDR403-404 Bayside Station ------- Bambi & Thumper, Bambi,
TDR405-406 Disney Sea station --- Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket, Figaro & Cleo. Thank you.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. If you haven't bookmarked Kuniaki's Disneyland Tokyo web site already, here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
7/30/15 Walt Disney World penny press concerns. We are flattered by the numerous reader emails requesting our help with coin press related problems at WDW. People have mentioned that WDW machines are sometimes out of adjustment for long periods of time, that some machines vend less desirable zinc plated pennies, coins sometimes "roll short" that is are missing part of the design, pricing is as much as $1.00 for a pressed penny.... Matter of fact, we have even heard concerns about WDW coin presses while waiting to use a penny press at Disneyland, Anaheim (!)
I wish we could do more to help. We report about Disneyland Parks around the world, but, not WDW. However, from what we have been told, WDW and Disneyland have very different coin press management systems. Disneyland, the first Disney park to have coin press machines, has owned and serviced their own machines on site since 1987. On the other hand, WDW's machines are now managed at least in part by an outside company. Several people that have been affiliated with that outside company have been in my personal contacts list for a decade or two. Over that time, I have found them to be nothing but nice, professional, good folks, some are even "Advanced Collector enthusiastic" about Disney elongated coins. :-) That's why I know they want the guest "penny press machine show" experience at Walt Disney World to be just as Magical as it is at Disneyland. So, if you have a concern about the design or maintenance of coin press machines at WDW, please let WDW know.
7/26/15 Often ParkPennies receives news and updates from anony-mouse contributors. Although we can't thank anony-mouse contributors by name, it isn't going to stop us from saying Thank You. :-) We'd also like to extend a special thanks this week to Alex D. for his amazing and continuous help in editing ParkPennies posts and guide entries, Cathy P. for her machine observations, Mike R. for sharing his insights about industry trends and Dave and Stasi S. for their timely in park machine reports. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/25/15 We've updated the Guide to the 60th Diamond Celebration Pressed Coin Collection to include the latest addition, the "1955-1964" Decade coin set. We've also noted the retirement of the first Decades set, the "Opening Day" set. The Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney Pressed Coins "DR" Guide has been updated to include the new Frozen pressed penny set and the 1955-1964 60th Decades pressed penny set, both of which are in Downtown Disney. Before you go to the park, don't forget to bookmark our Penny Machine Locations page so you can check it via your smartphone or print a copy of it to take with you. It has the locations of ALL the Disneyland Resort Penny Press Machines, plus some off-property "Disney Themed" machines and it's updated often. It's FREE! (I think it's worth twice the price, but, you be the judge. :-) Happy collecting! Boomer.
7/24/15 NEW DECADES pressed penny set! This new design 1955-1964 decade pressed penny set (DR0165-167) has replaced the now retired "Opening Day" Decades set, DR0159, 160, & 161. The machine has also been moved from the center door of the DownTown Disney Anaheim World of Disney Store to the door closest Disneyland / DCA. Our Penny Machine Locations page has been updated and we will update the guides soon. Thank you for your shares, likes and links! Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/22/15 FROZEN pressed penny set in Downtown Disney! This is the pressed penny set that was mentioned in The Official Pressed Coin Location Map that listed the locations of the 60th Anniversary penny press machines. Both the machine and location are new and waiting for you at Anna and Elsa's Boutique in Downtown Disney Anaheim. Our Penny Machine Locations page has been updated and we will update the guides soon. Thank you for your links and likes! Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/09/15 The good folks at MOUSE PENNY GUIDE have updated their Windows 8+ app to include the latest 60th pressed coins. We have a link to the MOUSE PENNY GUIDE software on our Penny Press Machine Locations Page, or you can visit the Microsoft Apps Store: MOUSE PENNY GUIDE directly. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/08/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports... yet another group of Tokyo Disneyland pressed "penny" souvenirs! :-) Kuniaki writes: Hello; Disney Summer festival medals were released on July 08, 2015:
TDL1574-1575 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Mickey, Donald.
TDS1532-1533 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop -- Mickey, Minnie. Stitch Encounter medals were released on July 08, 2015.
TDL1578-1579 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ------ Stitch, Stitch & Mickey & Minnie. Journeys with Duffy medals were released on July 08, 2015.
TDS1529-1531 TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store ---- Duffy & ShellieMay, Duffy, ShellieMay. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. If you haven't already bookmarked Kuniaki's Disneyland Tokyo web site, here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. You can also view the ParkPennies Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny news page or our Guide to the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies and Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny books. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
7/03/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports another group of just released, exceptionally well engraved Tokyo Disneyland pressed "penny" souvenirs have arrived at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort! Kuniaki writes: Hello; 2015 July monthly medals were released on July 01, 2015:
TDL15461 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Minnie,
TDL1562 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Mickey,
TDS1528 TDS Galleria Disney ------------ Woody & Jessie. Designs changed on July 01, 2015:
TDL1563-1567 TDL Pirates Treasure ------ Mickey, Minnie, Peter-Pan,
Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, TDL1568-1570 TDL Western Wear ------ Minnie, Daisy, Goofy,
TDL1571-1573 TDL Home Store ----------- Minnie, Daisy, Cake.
TDL Pirates Treasure:
TDL1565 Peter Pan,
TDL1566 Tinker Bell,
TDL1567 Captain Hook. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Our thanks to you, Kuniaki, for sharing the latest news from Japan!
If you haven't already bookmarked Kuniaki's Disneyland Tokyo web site, here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. You can also view the ParkPennies Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny news page or our Guide to the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies and Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny books.
7/2/15 It's slowed down a bit from the hectic pace last month. We hope to have the latest Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies up before long. No news for any other parks. Some new coins are planned for Disneyland Anaheim, over the next few weeks. We'll post here as soon as we have word that they have arrived. If you spot a new coin first, do email Boomer. Have a great weekend! Happy collecting, the folks at ParkPennies.com
6/23/15 We updated the 60th elongated coin collection guide page a bit. But, we don't think there will be any new coins to add to the 60th collection for another month or so. (Based on rumors from trusted sources.) There are other small updates, corrections... here and there. Have a great week! Happy collecting, Boomer.
6/22/15 Our thanks to Sharon K. for reporting that the Frozen quarter machine, DL0589-591 at Disneyland, has moved from The Small World Toy Shop to the Fairy Tale Treasures Shop. (Located between the Royal Theatre and Royal Hall in Disneyland's New Fantasy Faire just west of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.) The ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page has been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
6/7/15 The 60th coin press machines are getting great reviews! Okay, maybe that's not news. :-) But, recently people have contacted ParkPennies or have had the misfortune to be standing next to Boomer in a coin press line only to find themselves the subject of an impromptu interrogation. :-) We thought you might like to know what they had to say? Not surprisingly, virtually every person complemented the way the 60th elongated coin collection has been managed. The excellent theming, the scope of the 60th pressed coin collection, the machine adjustment and function, the ease of locating machines via the penny maps, and the 60th coin backstamps all were praised repeatedly. So, if you agree, please join with us when you see an Arcade / Electro-Mechanical Technician or an easily cornered :-) Member of Disneyland Management. Let them know how you feel about this fantastic 60th pressed coin collection and their efforts that made it possible. Share some 60th pressed penny magic with them. :-) Happy collecting! Boomer.
PS: We wish to also acknowledge some welcome comments volunteered via comparisons between Disneyland and another well-known theme park. We did hear you. They did complement Disneyland. But, the comments were... ah... er... unflattering to the other theme park and we really do attempt to keep our posts "positive"... (Admittedly, all too often with limited success. :-)
6/2/15 There are two 60th pressed penny related items that you may wish to add to your collection, the $8.95 60th pressed penny book pictured at the right and also the Free Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Official Pressed Coin Location Map. (The PDF version is here courtesy of the Disneyland Resort. But do ask for a printed copy at the park. This brochure is a work of art. And I'm told, free for the asking while supplies last.) Happy collecting, Boomer.
6/2/15 Just for fun, here on the left is a scan of two different versions of a pressed penny promotional piece reportedly given to special invitees and representatives of the press at the Disneyland Diamond Celebration Launch Event on May 20th, 2015. (Our thanks to Mike R.) They are made of a heavy card stock diamond with an elastic cord looped through a hole punched in a 60th pressed penny and then through the diamond card and tied in a bow. The pennies used in the examples we have pictured are a DL0604 and DL0619 described in the ParkPennies Guide to Disneyland Pressed Pennies. What should we call these? "Press" pennies? :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
6/2/15 Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan reports that new pressed pennies arrived at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello, 2015 June monthly medals were released on June 01,2015.
TDL1547 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Cinderella;
TDL1551 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Tangled;
TDS1527 TDS Galleria Disney ------------ Ariel. Designs changed on June 01, 2015:
TDL1548-1550 TDL Penny Arcade ------- Mrs. Potts & Chip, Peter Pan,
TDL1552-1554 TDL Golden Galleon ----- Mickey, Minnie, Donald;
TDL1555-1557 TDL Gag Factory/
Toontown Five & Dime ---- Donald, Goofy, Max;
TDL 1558-1560 TDL Pooh Corner -------- Pooh, Piglet, Tigger. Also, a new Collection Book was released. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. If you haven't already bookmarked Kuniaki's excellent web site, you can see these new coins at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. View the ParkPennies Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny news page or our Guide to the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies and Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny books.
5/29/15 The Guide to the 60th Diamond Celebration Pressed Coin Collection is not perfect, but, it's usable. :-) All the related guides and the Penny Machine Locations are up to date also. Please let us know if you spot a problem, error, .... Happy collecting! Boomer.
5/26/15 The Guide to the 60th Diamond Celebration Pressed Coin Collection is a draft for the next few days. But, includes images, locations, and descriptions of all the Disneyland Resort 60th Diamond Celebration pressed coins. You will want to view this page in desktop mode for now. (Just press the "Open the Full Site" button when the page opens if you find yourself on the "mobile page". We have also updated the Penny Machine Locations and the related ParkPennies Guides: The Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide, The Disney California Adventure Pressed Coins Guide, and The Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney Pressed Coins Guide. Happy collecting! Boomer.
5/24/15 Our thanks to Raven Silvers, who most kindly shared the results of their recent search for Disneyland Resort Paris elongated coins.
5/24/15 We're swamped and loving it! We're [also] working on editing pictures, scans etc. for a Guide to the 60th Diamond Celebration Pressed Coin Collection. Until it's done, here is a very fast, image of all the 60th Diamond Celebration pressed coins issued to date including images of the two backstamps. Guide numbers for the 60th Diamond Celebration coins are already listed on the Penny Machine Locations page. Sorry, for the guide update delays, it's been a wonderful but busy week. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/24/15 Both Advanced Collector and casual guest reactions to the current 39 60th Diamond Celebration pressed coins have been extremely positive. Only time will tell, but, so far, based on the current level of excitement, we can't help but think the success of the 60th pressed coin collection will exceed that of even the very, very successful 50th Anniversary pressed penny collection.
5/23/15 We've added guide numbers to the Penny Machine Locations page.
5/23/15 The World of Disney Donald, Goofy, and Pluto penny press moved locations late yesterday. We've updated the ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations Boomer will be taking a quick look see today at the park to confirm machines and locations. Hope to see you there. Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/22/15 Our thanks to John and Nancy W., Ralph and Donna B., Mike R., Ricky K., Jamie B., Sarah N., Ron W., Alex D., Daniela M., Lou S., more than a few anony-mouse emails. We could not have found all the machines, especially in a single day, without your help. We'll have the Penny Machine Locations updated and moved from the Draft to a final with complete descriptions later today. The guides will follow. Update: The Penny Locations Page is current and complete as of today. There may be some small differences between the ParkPennies map, which is constantly updated, and the Official Disneyland Resort map which may have been drafted / printed in advance and is a work of art.
5/22/15 Several people have asked or commented at the park today that some or all of the 60th Diamond Celebration pressed coins will be onstage, available, only for one day, today. ParkPennies does not know of any 60th penny press machines that are "one day only". Based on the visitor comments we've received, we believe that about 12 of the machine coin sets are planned to be onstage for the entire 60th Celebration with one additional machine, located in the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney, changing coin images every two months or so over the life of the 60th Diamond Celebration.
5/21/15 PM Boomer, with the most welcome help of MANY ParkPennies visitors, (Who will be named, credited, and properly thanked in our next update.) has just divined a "Special 60th DRAFT… Rumors, anony-mouse reports, guesses, psychic visions, and real tips from fellow collectors" version of our Penny Machine Locations page. It's not perfect yet. But, you can have it before park opening on Friday.
We hope it will help you locate those fantastic 60th pressed coins for your collection. We think this 60th Diamond Celebration pressed coin set will most likely be the most collected elongated coin collection in Disney history! And while the coins are available onstage, you can press the pennies for 51 cents and the quarters for $1.00 including the coin that keep! No wonder the Disneyland Resort is predicted to reach capacity on the 22nd! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/21/15 Big update on the way! LOTS of 60th Diamond Celebration penny press machines and penny collectors at Disneyland today! The machines are working beautifully and the coins feature fantastic backstamps... We're editing the your most welcome and helpful visitor reports for posting, sorting out coins, machine locations, and pictures. ParkPennies will also update the guides over the next few days. Check late today for our updates to the Penny Machine Locations page... it's all you'll need at the park, not counting a truck load of quarters and pennies. :-) Happy collecting! Boomer.
PS Disneyland closes today at 6:00 pm and opens Friday at 6:00 am for a 24 hour long 60th kick off! We think there will be even more machines onstage Friday!
5/20/15 I scouted the parks this morning. No 60th machines were onstage yet. However, there were a lot of empty spots! :-) Soon! Happy collecting, Boomer.