8/2/15 Kuniaki Hiraki 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 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 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. :-)
View in our Pressed Penny Book Guide
The 2015 Disneyland Resort 60th Diamond Celebration Pressed Penny Book. $8.95 at DLR.
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 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.
5/19/15 No 60th penny press machines... yet. But, Boomer is pacing back and forth and some well known long time collectors have taken up residence near the park. It's going to be a fantastic elongated coin collection and will be onstage soon. ParkPennies.com will be posting news of new machines both here and on the ParkPennies FaceBook Page. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
5/18/15 ParkPennies welcomes Ricky K's news about his recent visit to WDW. He reports that the 12 die machine mentioned in our 4/2/15 post was working fine and accepting credit cards again. Added 5/19/15: The WDW 12 die penny press machine is also reported to be pressing new, shiny uncirculated zinc cents not the tarnished circulated zinc cents the machine vended in the past. If uncirculated pre 1982 copper cents can't be offered, ParkPennies visitors have shown a preference for solid copper planchets, as used in Tokyo and Hong Kong, over zinc cents. However, ParkPennies sees the step up to clean zinc cents a welcome improvement.
5/17/15 Our thanks to Jeremy H. for reporting the new location of the Voluntears nickel press machine.
5/16/15 WooooHOoOooo! The countdown to the 60th kick-off is on. Press day is Wednesday the 20th, and the official start of the 60th is on Friday, the 22nd. Rumors seem to agree that eventually there will be a dozen or more 60th Anniversary coin press machines placed throughout the Disneyland Resort. Given the shear numbers of machines, we anticipate a roll-out over a few days. So, if you are traveling and / or not planning to enter or stay at the Resort for more than a day or two, do check this news page and our Penny Machine Locations page for machine availability. ParkPennies.com, with the welcome help of ParkPennies visitors, able to ferret out even the most hidden of penny press machines... and Boomer, will be posting new machine locations here. I can't wait! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
05/07/15 Our thanks to Jay S. for sharing news that the 12 die penny press at WDW mentioned in our 4/2/15 post, no longer accepts credit cards. Jay states that a Cast Member told him the machine was having issues with authorizing credit cards. However, the machine does still accept cash, lots of it... pressed pennies cost $1.00 each (!) or 12 for $10.00. Still no 60th machines reported at Disneyland.... soon! Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/28/15 We haven't forgotten to post! :-) As always, we're checking the park and receiving welcome reports from ParkPennies visitors... Still, Boomer has no idea why so there are so many people at the Disneyland Resort lately.... after all, there aren't any new 60th Anniversary penny press machines yet. :-) But, we think this next month Disneyland might just have dozens of new pressed coins! So, stay tuned. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
4/16/15 Kuniaki Hiraki reports a new 32th Anniversary pressed penny at Tokyo Disneyland! Has it been that many years already? Kuniaki writes...
Hello, TDR 32th Anniversary medal was released on April 15, 2015, TDL 1544 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Stitch. 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.
4/13/15 2015 pressed nickel set at Disneyland! We've updated the ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page already. The Disneyland pressed penny guide is partially updated and will have coin pictures and descriptions added soon, if they are not there already. :-) Happy Collecting! Boomer.
4/12/15 New machine reported! I'll post as soon as confirmed.
4/11/15 Wow! Everything seems to happen just after I leave town! :-) ParkPennies was last updated late 4/8. Over that short time, a Disneyland Elongated Coin Die, the Framed Villains elongated coin die, went up for auction on eBay! Talk about a scarce Disneyland coin press machine treasure! Plus, Aprille C., Ricky K., Dan B., Tom V., and Sarah, all contacted ParkPennies to share news of an excellent, short Disney produced video about the upcoming Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration pressed penny set! We will have more on this new, possibly best ever, elongated coin collection as the 60th Anniversary Celebration nears. Thanks to all who have emailed me about these news items. I'm sorry for the delay in posting. Happy collecting, Boomer.
Extra! New elongated coin set is rumored for Disneyland soon. [Originally posted Saturday at 7:00pm. Updated Saturday late.]
4/8/15 Kuniaki Hiraki reports that new Frozen pressed pennies arrived at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello; I added the next medals on April 7. Three Frozen medals were released on APR. 01, 2015 at TDL Penny Arcade. Cast Members say that these medals were released on Apr. 01. But, when I looked early in the morning, I did not see them onstage. TDL1538-1540 TDL Penny Arcade --- Anna, Elsa, Olaf. One of Easter 2015 medals was also added at The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, the hidden medal of the hotel guest-limited egg hunt game. TDR390 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel --- Mickey. 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.
4/2/15 [edited by Boomer 4/2/15 pm] Our thanks to the good folks at www.PressCoins.com for an excellent report about the New 12 coin penny press at WDW! PressCoins confirms in their latest post that although this new WDW penny press machine does not permit guests to press their own coins, it accepts payment via credit cards, paper money and offers 12 (twelve!) different coin image selections! Wow!
Will such a machine be placed in Disneyland? ParkPennies would like to acknowledge comments already voiced [loudly] to us about that possibility. :-) Of course, most everyone associated with elongated coins knows that most people prefer a "shiny" pressed penny. Also, advanced elongated coin collectors often demand uncirculated pre-1982 solid copper cents over copper plated zinc cents be pressed for their collections. Nickels, dimes, quarters and tokens are also of great interest to collectors, unlike the poor post-1982 zinc cent. So, ParkPennies understands why visitors would strongly prefer any Disneyland machine of this type avoid the use of dirty, circulated, copper plated zinc cents. (Note: As readers are aware, Disney coin press machines in countries where coins cannot be pressed because of laws or the lack of suitable coins, e.g. Japan, Hong Kong, maybe the USA in the future, use clean, solid copper planchets to make very nice Disney collectibles.)
What are your thoughts? ParkPennies looks forward to hearing from you. Do you like this new machine better than the current, three-choice electric or four-choice hand-crank machines that press the pennies you supply, but, offer only three or four choices and require $.50 in quarters for payment? How do you feel about the new machine's $1.00 price for a single pressed penny or $10.00 for the set of 12 pressed pennies, given the machine's innovative design and convenient credit card payment options? If you've used this machine already... Were your coins fully pressed? Has the machine been as "dependable" as the other machines currently at WDW / Disneyland? Please do share your thoughts by emailing Boomer. We hope to post an overview of ParkPennies visitor thoughts here in a few days. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
4/2/15 Kuniaki Hiraki reports that a BUNCH OF NEW pressed pennies have arrived at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello; Monthly medals were released on APRIL 01, 2015. TDL Penny Arcade: TDL1532 Rabbit TDL Tomorrowland Terrace: TDL1535 White Rabbit. TDS Galleria Disney: TDS1514 Thumper & Miss. Bunny. Easter 2015 medals were released on APRIL 01, 2015. TDL Penny Arcade: TDL1533 Mickey, TDL1534 Minnie.
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace: TDL1536 Mickey & Minnie,
TDL1537 Buzz & Little Green Men.
TDS Galleria Disney: TDS1524 Mickey, TDS1525 Minnie.
Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel Miracosta: TDR384 Mickey & Minnie, TDR385 Donald & Daisy.
Disney Ambassador Hotel: TDR386 Mickey & Minnie, TDR387 Donald & Daisy.
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel: TDR388 Mickey & Minnie, TDR389 Donald & Daisy. Medal design were changed on APRIL 01, 2015 TDS. Nautilus Gifts: TDS1515 Mickey, TDS1516 Donald, TDS1517 Goofy.
TDS Il Postino Stationery: TDS1518 Mickey, TDS1519 Goofy, TDS1520 Mickey & Minnie.
TDS Agrabah Marketplace: TDS1521 Genie, TDS1522 Aladdin, TDS1523 Jafar. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Visit his web site and see these new coins at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
3/26/15 Anna G. just shared a picture of the upcoming 60th Diamond Celebration pressed penny book! Thank you Anna! Rumor is that 60th merchandise, like this cool penny book, will be available for purchase in May at the Disneyland Resort.
3/22/15 Our thanks to Jason N. who recently reported his discovery of a coin previously unlisted in the onstage Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coin Guide. Before Jason's report, the coin had been believed to be a prototype. But, Jason reported that the coin was part of a recently acquired collection... suggesting the coin may have been onstage. Ultimately, Jimmy in Hong Kong confirmed the coin as part of his onstage collection and pressed at HKDL! Because the date of the coin's issue is approximate, the coin has been given a provisional onstage listing of HKDL1325 in the ParkPennies HKDL Guide. Happy collecting, Boomer.
3/22/15 Our thanks to Ricky K. for spotting yet another new Disneyland Arcade Token at DCA's Frozen Fun.
3/22/15 Kuniaki Hiraki reports new pressed pennies have arrived at Tokyo Disneyland. Kuniaki writes... Hello; New medals were released on Mar. 21, 2015 TDS Expedition Photo Archives:
TDS1508-1510 Mickey, Minnie, Goofy.
TDS Mermaid Treasure:
TDS1511-1513 Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder. One medal design was changed
TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store. (It is the revival of the past medal.) Frozen medals were finished at the
TDL Penny Arcade. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Visit his web site and see these new coins at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
3/16/15 [Edits and updates 3/17] Several readers have asked (some repeatedly :-) "What have you heard about Disneyland 60th Anniversary pressed pennies?" "Will history repeat itself?" "Will the 60th pressed penny collection be as great as the 50th?"
ParkPennies thinks the 60th pressed penny collection may be even better than the 50th.
"Advanced Collectors" and casual penny pressing guests have noticed that Disneyland Anaheim is all about innovation and quality. And that "Pressed Pennies" are no exception. When visiting some other theme parks, it is apparent that The Disneyland Resort penny presses have greatly benefited from a dedicated in-park team of Arcade Shop / Electro Mechanical Cast Members. They are The Disneyland Team that imagineared some of the most innovative and best engraved elongated coin collections offered by any Disney Resort to date. As you may know, in 1987, The Disneyland Resort Team was the first to place a Disney penny press onstage anywhere in the world. Later, The Disneyland Resort Team was the first to ever offer a Disney pressed nickel, a Disney pressed quarter, a Disney pressed dime, and recently even a Disney pressed arcade token! That same Disneyland Team's imagination introduced the ongoing Disneyland Resort Seasonal Nickels Collection in 1995, The Nightmare Before Christmas Pressed Quarter Collection in 2001, The amazing 50th Anniversary Collection in 2004, etc... So, will the 60th Diamond Celebration elongated coin collection follow in the tradition? Will the elongated coins include one of the very popular Disneyland exclusive "pressed penny backstamps"? Will the machines continue to be exceptionally maintained; pressing "full roll" coins; with minimum down time like they were for the 50th Anniversary?
Based on the proven dedication of these Disneyland Cast Members, reports to ParkPennies, statements made to park guests by Cast Members, and "Anony-Mouse" reports sent to ParkPennies... Yes! There is also an ever growing number of reports that suggest the good folks at The Original Disneyland Park may even be looking to top the incredible Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary pressed penny set! We hear there will be special 60th backstamps, special themes, and a lot of 60th coin press machines throughout the Disneyland Resort, both inside and outside the gates.
As 60th Anniversary penny press news breaks, we will be posting it here, on the newly added 60th Diamond Celebration elongated coin collection page, and of course posting machine locations on the ParkPennies Penny Press Machine Locations Page. So, please visit ParkPennies often and be sure to start saving your copper pennies! :-) Happy collecting! Boomer.
3/15/15 Two new additions to the ParkPennies.com guide to Disneyland Wooden Nickels a "Buena Vista Palace an Official Hotel of Walt Disney World" wooden dollar courtesy of the C. Neal Collection, and a scarce 1971 SPAN Convention Wooden Nickel PNC. Enjoy! Happy collecting, Boomer.
3/5/15 The day is getting closer and closer! We hear that Disneyland's 60th Celebration will have a soft open on May 11, 2015 with the official open on May 22, 2015. Lots of visitors have been looking for news about the 60th pressed penny set. All we have is rumors so far. But, looks like there will be dozens of coins placed inside the parks and in Downtown Disney. As soon as we have something "official" (other than just ParkPennies. :-), we will be posting here. Do let us know what you've seen / heard too... Happy collecting, Boomer.
3/2/15 Kuniaki Hiraki reports new Coins of the Month have arrived at Tokyo Disneyland. Kuniaki writes...
Hello; 2015 MARCH monthly medals were released on NAR. 01,2015.
TDL1530 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Mickey.
TDL1531 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Minnie.
TDS1504 TDS Galleria Disney ------------ Candu. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Visit his web site and see these new coins at Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
2/25/15 What a great day to visit the park! Sunny and mid 70's! But, that's not what made it great. There is a NEW 2015 dated pressed nickel at the The Cove Mini Market at the Tropicana Inn on Harbor Boulevard. We've updated the DW pressed coin guide with a picture of the coin, machine, and marquee. The Penny Machine Locations page will be updated today also. AND we've added scans of the latest Hong Kong Disneyland Tsum Tsum pressed penny set to the 2015 Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
2/24/15 Terror strikes ParkPennies.com! We got the email... As you may know, the very powerful folks at Google have strongly encouraged web sites to become more "mobile device friendly" or be ranked in the Google search accordingly. YIKES! Many people visit ParkPennies for leading edge information. But, as you can see, technologically we're way over our heads already. Some might say that the movie is great, but, the VCR is still blinking 12:00. :-) So, we are doing what we can to learn what "Viewport", "Minify", "render-blocking" etc. mean? And we're especially trying to figure out how to get image content we often can't fit in a screen 800 pixels wide, to fit in a screen for use by small mobile devices with a screen only 320 pixels wide!? Maybe it's time to just take a break, visit the park, and press some pennies? :-)
Of course, we'll be keeping the "Full Web Site" full as always. But, we'll be making some "back stage" changes and adding "mobile friendly pages" over time. If you're using an iPad, ChromeBook, Galaxy, or iPhone... e.g. most "mobile devices", they should, as always, work fine with the current full ParkPennies site. So, if your mobile device winds up on a mobile page, and you long for the good ol' days and big ol' pages, :-) you'll always have an option button near the top of the page to "Open the Full Site".
Let us know... Needless to say, your suggestions guide this web site. So, if, when you spot a bug on one of the 800+ pages we'll be "improving" please let us know so we can "unimprove" it. :-) Keeping the web site useful and easy to find takes help from lots of people. Our thanks go to all visitors and fellow collectors especially if you've had a chance to click the FaceBook like button or add a link to ParkPennies in a blog, forum, or web site. Those web links not only help share the hobby but will greatly help collectors find ParkPennies in future Google listings. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
2/19/15 Good news from Jim M. He reports that the Castle Gate Gift Shop's penny press machine has returned. A quick check with a person familiar with the location, tells us the machine has not changed coin dies recently. However, its sister penny press machine located in The Cove Mini Market at the Tropicana Hotel, just walking distance north of the Castle Gate Gift Shop on Harbor Boulevard, may have a new coin die in the near future. We've updated the ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
2/19/15 Our thanks to all fellow avid Disney elongated coin collectors that have contributed reports and finds to this web site over the years. We often give them credit when the news is posted. But, we'd also like to thank Alex D., for his repeated and outstanding help in editing this website. (Not that we ever make any airores. :-)
2/17/15 Just a note to let you know... we're still here! :-) Could be a lull before the storm? LOTS of rumors about 60th Diamond Celebration pressed coins. If the rumors are true, avid Disney pressed coin collectors will be very busy this year. We'll post updates as they become official / confirmed. For now, Boomer is saving all the quarters and copper pennies he can find. Happy collecting, the folks at ParkPennies.
2/01/15 Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the latest pressed pennies at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello; Valentine Nights 2015 medals was released on January 23, 2015:
TDS1502 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ------ Heart. 2015 February monthly medals were released on FEB. 01, 2015. TDL1520 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Donald. TDL1521 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Mickey. TDS1503 TDS Galleria Disney ------------ Aladdin & Jasmine. Design changed: TDL1522-1525 TDL Plaza Restaurant ----- Mike, Sully, Boo, Rocky. TDL1526-1529 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port --- Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.
Our thanks to you,
Kuniaki! Want to see / read more about these new coins in English or Japanese? Here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
It's A Small World Gift Shop quarter press
marquee featuring the Small World DL0592-594
pressed quarter set. January 27, 2014
1/27/15 A new pressed quarter set was placed onstage Monday! It's located at The Small World Gift Shop! We've already updated the ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page. The Disneyland pressed penny guide is partially updated and will have coin pictures and descriptions added soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
1/25/15 Jimmy in Hong Kong reports new Tsum Tsum pressed penny machine! We'll post pictures and guide numbers as soon as we have them on the 2015 Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide page.
Tokyo Disneyland TDL1519
Frozen Pressed Penny
1/14/15 Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the latest pressed pennies at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello; Disney Sweet love 2015 & Frozen medals were released. Disney Sweet love 2015 on January 06, 2015.
TDL1515-17 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Mickey, Minnie, Mickey & Minnie. Frozen on January 13, 2015.
TDL1518-19 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Anna, Elsa. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Our thanks to
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Want to read more about these new coins in English or Japanese? Here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
1/02/15 Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the latest pressed pennies at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... A happy New Year! 2015 January monthly medals were released on JAN. 01, 2015.
TDL1507 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Mickey.
TDL1514 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Danny.
TDS1444 TDS Galleria Disney ------------ Mickey & Minnie.
2015 Series medals were released on JAN. 01, 2014
TDL1507 TDL Penny Arcade ------------- Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Goofy. TDL1514 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Little Green Men, Rex, Hamm.
TDR381-383 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel ---- Cinderella, Alice, Tinker Bell.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Want to read more about these new coins in English or Japanese? Here is a link to Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site.
*Boomer ParkPennies is a fellow collector and author / contributor of news, articles, and elongated coin guide updates for ParkPennies.com.