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ParkPennies is a web site by collectors and for collectors, designed to be a great place to share information, including but not limited to posts, reports, stories, complaints, images, news, rumors, scans, coin descriptions and gossip with fellow collectors. ParkPennies is happy to give credit for submissions that are judged appropriate and used by ParkPennies. Accepted items may be made a part of the ParkPennies web site or guides. Therefore submissions made to ParkPennies are submitted with permission for ParkPennies to use them without limitation or cost.

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Disclaimers and Public Notices is an unofficial web site. The official Disney site is available at Some images provided are ©Disney. The Walt Disney Company, NYSE:DIS, has not endorsed or authorized any part of this free Disneyland Elongated Coin web site or its contents. (Not that we would turn down a check.) ParkPennies is a fun site provided for your enjoyment. What we publish is thought to be correct or at least entertaining, however, no assurances of accuracy, completeness or entertainment value are offered. All information, including but not limited to images, news, gossip, files and history is provided "AS-IS". As an additional condition, users of this site agree that under no circumstances will this web site, its contributors, or owners be held liable for direct or consequential losses or any other damages arising from the use of this site or from businesses, auctions, sellers, engravers or others listed or mentioned here as a service for our readers. Without that agreement, this site would not be possible, at least not at these prices. Terms of use are subject to change without notice.

The publishing of this reference guide is public notice of the information contained and an invitation to contribute or correct. Because supportable corrections or additions submitted to ParkPennies will become a part of this guide with credit given to the petitioner, no disputes with this reference need exist.

We have taken extra efforts to exclude any "suppositions" or "assumptions". However, commonly, honest, knowledgeable, recollections of events or time frames vary. In those cases, ParkPennies strives to state only the agreed upon, supportable facts or ranges. However, we do not guarantee the correctness of statements, images, or our ability to avoid typographical errors etc.

ParkPennies Guides are believed to be a complete listing of all known penny press coin dies at the time of the last guide update. If you have a © Disney elongated coin or a "tribute" elongated coin not yet listed in the ParkPennies guides or files, please Contact Us. You will be given credit in the official ParkPennies guides within the description of the coin you submit. (Same as other credits you may have noticed in the guides.) Some elongated coins may have a cent, nickel, dime, quarter or other variation from the same die that may not be listed. Some reported prototype coins may not be listed publicly for a period of time per request of the reporting party.

BackStamps NOTE: You may have noticed that because backstamp "dies" and coin dies are different in many ways, they are treated differently here at ParkPennies. Guides confirm that unlike coin dies, backstamp “dies” often share a single design / artwork "type" pressed onto the reverse of many different elongated coins. When these backstamp "dies" are compared to others of the same design "type", often there are slight differences as each is etched or engraved individually. To mix things up even more, it is possible for a set of three nearly identical backstamp "dies" engraved on a back shaft and paired with particular coin dies, to be accidentally or intentionally rotated when the penny press mechanism is serviced or repaired. And even more permutations are introduced if a replacement back shaft is installed with facsimiles of the original backstamp engravings. Lastly, backstamp engravings are also prone to change in appearance over time as they wear, "sink" etc., which can add variations to the same back stamp engravings over time. As you can see, these backstamp characteristics could make for a lot of “different” backstamps of the same design "type". Therefore, our guide attributions give small design variations or changes less weight when observed in backstamp "dies" vs. obverse coin dies. A good example would be the many 50th Anniversary backstamps. There are as many individual backstamp "dies" or engravings as there are coins in the 50th set, each with slight variances in placement, depth, and texture. Yet all share the same artwork / design, i.e. without intentional differences in design, and are considered one “generic type” for the purposes of listing in this guide.

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