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Coin Numbers DL0001 ~ DL0025 © 1996-2014 ParkPennies

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The first on-stage Disney elongated coin type at any Disney park. Disneyland USA 1987.

The First Disney Pressed Pennies in the World....

Major edits and updates 6/2014

Picture of the first Disney penny press marquee signThis "DL" Disneyland Park pressed penny reference guide starts with the very first Disney pressed penny ever issued "on-stage"1 to the general public at any Disney theme park in the world. From that starting point, all the pressed pennies and elongated coins ever available to the general public within the gates of The Original Disneyland® Park at Anaheim, California, USA follow. It is a varied group of penny, nickel, dime, and quarter elongated coins with even a few pressed tokens. The "DL" collection includes several Disney "Firsts" plus the elongated coins that make up several fun sub-collections such as the Disneyland Seasonal Nickels or the Nightmare Before Christmas / Haunted Mansion...

From the earliest elongated coins to the most recent, you will see significant variations in design style and die engraving quality. These changes have made for both favorites and rarities. "Vintage" pressed coins, offering a "classic look", were often engraved by Eurolink's well respected engraver, Mr. Jimmy Vargas. Some earlier and later dies were made by other engravers or via Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, with varied results. A small number of coin dies were very short lived while other coin dies greeted Disney guests for many years. Of course, many of these penny press machines are gone now. But, all are pictured here in the ParkPennies guide pages for your pleasure and reference, searchable by keyword, guide number, or image in the search box at the top right of most web pages. 

The "DL" elongated coin collection guide includes the very first on-stage Disney "pressed penny" also the hundreds coins that have followed it on-stage, inside the gates of The Original Disneyland Park. Because this is where Disneyland pressed penny collecting started, the "DL" collection is often the favorite group to start collecting. But, there several additional, related guides / collections. Other popular ParkPennies collections / guides include Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Resort Hotels, Downtown Disney... Special Event coins, Tributes... Hard to find elongated coins that were never on-stage like Cast Member issues, Prototype / pattern coins, Test Roll coins... Elongated coin related collections like Tokens, Doubloons, Stamper / Typer souvenirs, Pressed Penny Collecting Books, and WDI Pressed Penny Pins... all of which are linked from the ParkPennies Disneyland Resort, USA & Area Pressed Penny Guides Index. For an overview of all guides / collections including Disneyland Resorts around the world such as The Tokyo Disneyland Resort, The Disneyland Paris Resort, Disneyland Hong Kong Resorts, please view our complete graphical index to All ParkPennies Pressed Penny Collections.   Enjoy!  Hey, I made a short sentence! :-)

Happy Collecting, Boomer

1 Coin designs authorized by Disney were engraved as prototypes before the first elongated coins were placed onstage in 1987 as described in ParkPennies Guide to Disney Prototype Elongated Coins. It's ParkPennies! You can even view the original Disney art for the first Disney pressed penny in the world! :-)

Editor's note: We are often reminded that the preferred numismatic term is "Elongated Coins", however, some rebellious ParkPennies.com contributors are known to use more casual, fun terms like: pressed coins, pressed pennies, pressed nickels, pressed dimes, pressed quarters, smashed pennies, flattened pennies, crushed pennies, squashed pennies, rolled pennies, mashed pennies, smashed pennies, stamped pennies, smushed pennies, stretched pennies, memory pennies, keepsake pennies, flat pennies, and souvenir coin medallions to describe these fun penny souvenirs.

Related reading: Disneyland Penny Press Machine History Some Disneyland Penny Press Machine History   Is it Legal to Press Pennies? Is it legal to press pennies?
Vintage Mickey Mouse pressed penny DL0001. Click for Detail Page.
Retired
DL0001 Early Short Grip Mickey Mouse Rays Pressed Penny
Image courtesy of The C. Neal Collection
Long grip DL0001a Mickey Rays pressed penny
Retired
Long grip DL0001(a) Mickey Mouse Rays Pressed Penny (Later variation of the DL0001)
The Coveted DL0001N Test Roll Elongated Nickel
Retired
The Coveted DL0001N Test Roll Elongated Nickel. Image courtesy of The Anastasia H. Collection
View a larger DL0001 pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
DL0001 Horizontal souvenir pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® , Mickey Mouse head with rays, © DISNEY, short grip, dot border, large image. Design is similar to DN0001, DL0005 and DL0007 - DL0007a. Retired in 1987. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0001.0.0, The very first onstage Disneyland Park coin die in its original first state and paired with a blank reverse die.)
DL0001a: Same as DL0001 except with a longer /modified coin grip. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0001.1.0, The very first onstage Disneyland Park obverse elongated coin die in its first modification or "1" state / variation after the "enhanced coin grip" was added, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.)
The DL0001 pressed penny is acknowledged as the first on-stage Disney elongated coin of any type, at any Disney park. Offered at The Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, in June of 1987. (The DL0001 and DL0002 were probably placed on-stage the same day and probably taken off stage in October 1987 to make way for the DL0003 and DL0004.) Die and penny press machine by Centek, coin design by Gene Calmelat. This style of image is often called "Mickey Rays", "Mickey Sunburst", or "Mickey Star Burst".
This early die was reportedly too soft for the unusually high use at the park. It was also vulnerable to damage*. Subsequently, the DL0001 and DL0002 dies were returned to Centek and replaced with harder DL0005 and DL0006 dies featuring 1/8" smaller engraved images. (*Per Robert Hoff's 1990's interviews with Tim Prize, a founder of Centek, as well as discussions with a long time Disneyland Cast Member. )
In a January 2010 eBay auction by "Jeff" a DL0001 short grip coin type was offered and described as: "Here is the very rare first pressed penny made for Disneyland by Centek out of Wheat Ridge, Colorado in 1986. I was part of the ownership group at that time and know that that there are probably just a handful of these coins still floating around. Best of luck to the lucky collector who ends up with this rare coin." The existence of the early shorter grip DL0001 variation was first reported by well-known collector Alan S. in 2007. It appears, as this die aged, the coin grip was modified to better catch cents. The hard to find original die configuration, featuring a short, unmodified grip has been given guide number DL0001. The also scarce, but, more often seen DL0001 variation with a longer modified coin grip has been given guide number DL0001a. These numbers are tentative pending conformation of the coin grip length at the time the DL0001 die was first placed onstage. The DL0001(a) Nickel, an off-denomination test roll or sample coin, was auctioned via eBay in the late 1990's.
Note: When attributing this die vs. the DN0001, DL0005, and DL0007 - DL0007a, look for a larger size image and a "ray" that touches the bottom of the "D" in Disneyland is complete from border to Mickey's ear.
Please see also: The Mickey Mouse rays pressed penny comparison page, The Detail comparison of early DL0001 coin grips, early DL0001 short grip example, intermediate grip example, DL0001a long grip example, and The Early History of Disneyland Pressed Pennies.
View the comparison page of similar Mickey Mouse "rays" pressed pennies
DN0001 First Disney Prototype Penny, Scarce
DN0001 First Disney
Prototype Penny, Scarce
DL0001 First Onstage Disney Pressed Penny
DL0001 First Onstage Disney Pressed Penny
(DL0001-DL0001a grip comparison page)
Pressed penny DL0005
DL0005 Small Mickey Rays
(Large image here)
Pressed penny DL0007 and DL0007a
DL0007 Mickey Rays Early Small Grip
( DL0007-early LARGE image)
Pressed penny DL0007 and DL0007a
DL0007 Mickey Rays large grip
( DL0007-late LARGE image)
Picture of Disneyland souvenir pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0007a Mickey Rays
(With die damage)
Pressed penny DL0019
DL0019 / DR0019 "Puffy Ears"
Mickey Mouse Rays
Pressed penny DL0015
DL0015 "Flat Ears"
Mickey Mouse Rays
DN0008 Mickey Rays Flat Ears prototype pressed penny
DN0008 Prototype
Mickey Rays "Flat Ears"
Pressed nickel DN00076
DL0076 Mickey Rays
Pressed Nickel
Scarce pressed nickel DL0225
DL0225 Mickey Rays
Pressed Nickel, Scarce
2012 Mickey Rays Coin of the Year
DL0512 2012 Mickey Rays
Pressed Penny
2014 Mickey Rays pressed nickel
DL0577 2014 Mickey Rays
Pressed Nickel
 
First Bear Country penny press sign credited as the second onstage penny press machine.
The First Bear Country coin press machine marquee
Vintage Bear Country pressed penny DL0002. Click for Detail Page. DL0002 Retired Vintage Bear Country Pressed Penny Marquee Page or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND BEAR COUNTRY, Big Al playing guitar, solid bear (large image, not an outlined image. Faint © DISNEY at the bottom center, dot border, coin grip on the right hand side. Similar to the DL0006 and DN0005. Retired in 1987. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0002.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.)
The DL0002 pressed penny is acknowledged as the second on-stage Disney elongated coin of any type, at any Disney park. Offered at The Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, in June of 1987. (The DL0001 and DL0002 were probably placed on-stage the same day and probably taken off stage in October 1987 to make way for the DL0003 and DL0004.) Die and penny press machine by Centek, coin design by Gene Calmelat. The DL0002 design is similar to DL0006, but larger, with the most notable differences being a solid, versus outlined bear image. Note the gripper slot is on the right hand side.
This early die was reportedly too soft for the unusually high use at the park and was also vulnerable to damage*. Subsequently, the DL0001 and DL0002 dies were returned to Centek and replaced with harder DL0005 and DL0006 dies featuring 1/8" smaller engraved images. (*Per Robert Hoff's 1990's interviews with Tim Prize, a founder of Centek, as well as discussions with a long time Disneyland Cast Member.) In a February of 2010 eBay auction, this DL0002 coin type was described by "Jeff" as: "Here is the second coin our company produced for Disney. This is referred to as DL 002 by ParkPennies.com. Again, I was part of the Centek ownership at the time, please check some of my previously sold items for documentation. Good luck. [bidding]" Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Similar Bear Country Pressed Pennies
Pressed penny DN0005
DN0005 Bear Country Prototype Penny, Scarce
Bear Country pressed penny DL0002
DL0002 Large Bear Country Disneyland Pressed Penny
Bear Country pressed penny DL0006
DL0006 Small Bear Country Disneyland Pressed Penny
DL0003 Mickey 60th Birthday Double Band pressed penny
DL0003 Retired Mickey 60th Birthday Double Band pressed penny or elongated coin image. MICKEY SIXTY YEARS, Mickey Mouse standing, DISNEYLAND, lines above and below SIXTY YEARS, gripper slot arcs over 3 dots, small dot border, no ® or © . Similar to the singe line or "band" DN0004. Believed to be first on-stage in October 1987 when it replaced the DL0001 / DL0002./ Retired to make way for the DL0005 / DL0006 by January of 1989. Differences between DL0003 onstage coin and the DN0004 prototype coin include the length of the gripper slot (arcs over 3 dots on DL0003 and over 5 dots on DN0004) and minor differences in lettering. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0003.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
DL0004 Mickey 60th Birthday Single Band pressed penny
DL0004 Retired Mickey 60th Birthday Single Band pressed penny or elongated coin image. MICKEY 60 YEARS, Mickey Mouse standing, DISNEYLAND, line below 60 YEARS only, dot border, no ® or © . See the DL0003 for a double band version. Believed to be first on-stage in October 1987 when it replaced the DL0001 or DL0002. Retired to make way for the DL0005 or DL0006 by January of 1989, possibly this coin was taken off stage much earlier. Similar artwork was used for both the DL0004 single band and DL0003 double band Mickey Sixty Years onstage dies / pressed pennies. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0004.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
DL0005 Mickey Rays pressed penny
DL0005 Retired Mickey Rays pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND, Mickey Mouse head with rays, © DISNEY, small image, thick rays, classic bead or dot border. Believed to be first on-stage January 1989 when it replaced the DL0003 or DL0004. Retired date unknown. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0005.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3

See also: The Mickey Mouse rays pressed penny comparison page and the DL0001 notes for similar coins.

Picture of DL0006 Disneyland souvenir Bear Country pressed penny - elongated coin
DL0006 Retired Bear Country pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® BEAR COUNTRY, Big Al playing guitar, outlined bear, small image, © DISNEY dot border, coin grip on the right hand side. Believed to be first on-stage January 1989 when it replaced the DL0003 or DL0004. Retired date unknown. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0006.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3

See also the similar DL0002 onstage and DN0005 prototype pressed pennies.
Picture of DL0007 Disneyland souvenir Mickey Rays pressed penny - elongated coin
DL0007 Retired Mickey Rays pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® , Mickey Mouse head with rays, © DISNEY, small image, thin rays, reworked gripper slot. Possibly replaced the DL0005. After damage, this die became the DL0007a. This die experienced several changes over its life. The first was the apparent lengthening of the gripper slot, presumably done prior to placing it on stage as all coins found to date all show this reworked coin grip. As evident in some examples, the die tended to clog with metal from coins as they were pressed. This is most noticeable with the ray at the 2 o’clock position, which is often faint or missing altogether. Later this die was damaged by a hard coin or slug, which left an arc imprint on the coin given guide number DL0007a. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0007.1.0 obverse elongated coin die in its first modification or "1" state / variation after the "enhanced grip" was added, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of damaged DL0007 Disneyland souvenir Mickey Rays pressed penny - elongated coin
DL0007a Retired Mickey Rays pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® , Mickey Mouse head with rays, © DISNEY, small image, thin rays, reworked gripper slot, vertical arc about one third the length of the coin from the left. Date on and off stage still uncertain. Early DL0007, possibly never in the parkDL0007a Elongated Coin Close-up shows an arc overlay locating the die indentation / damage evident in a coin pressed after the die was damaged. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0007.2.0 obverse elongated coin die in its second modification or "2" state / variation after the "enhanced grip" and "surface damage" were added, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Right: Very early DL0007 without any modification of the coin grip. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0007.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Possibly only known as a test roll.

See also: The Mickey Mouse rays pressed penny comparison page and the DL0001 notes for similar coins.
DL0008 Later EngineEar Mickey pressed penny marquee.
DL0008 Later EngineEar Mickey pressed penny marquee.

Picture of Disneyland souvenir EngineEar Mickey pressed penny - elongated coin
DL0008 Retired EngineEar Mickey pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND RR, Engineer Mickey Mouse leaning out of cab, © DISNEY classic bead or dot border. First on-stage 1989, off stage February 1999. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0008.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
A very popular coin, dispensed by one of the last single die, single play / choice penny press machines at Disneyland. For a time it was located at the Main Street Train Station.
DL0009  Mickey and Minnie in the 03 car souvenir Marquee!
The DL0009 penny press sign or "marquee". Do you remember it? Last seen around 1995 at The Main Street Penny Arcade.

Picture of Disneyland Mickey and Minnie in the 03 car souvenir pressed penny - elongated coin
DL0009 Retired Minnie & Mickey '03 Car pressed penny or elongated coin image. Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse in old time car, MAIN STREET U. S. A. , © DISNEY DISNEYLAND classic bead or dot border. Retired mid 1995. This die is sometimes called "Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in the ’03 Car" because the image is reminiscent of the Main Street Parade in which Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse rode in a replica of a 1903 car. This popular pressed penny die was also the last to occupy one of the two original Disneyland single die penny press machines and spent most if not all of its life inside the Main Street Penny Arcade. Trusted sources and supporting facts indicate that the single die machine with this die and pressing mechanism, was then sold as part of a scrap auction(!) Off stage mid-1995. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0009.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Located for a long time at the entry to the Main Street Penny Arcade. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Frontierland Mickey pressed penny - elongated coin
Retired
DL0010 FrontierLand
Mickey pressed penny
"Open Hat", Early
Picture of Disneyland Filled Hat Frontierland Mickey souvenir pressed penny - elongated coin
Retired
See a comparison of the
DL0010 and DL0010a
FrontierLand Mickey
Picture of Disneyland souvenir pressed pennies - elongated coins.

Click to open a close up image of
The DL0010a, Cowboy Mickey open and filled hat pressed pennies
Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3

DL0010 Horizontal souvenir pressed penny or elongated coin image. FRONTIERLAND, Sheriff Mickey Mouse with pistol, gripper slot arcs over 5 dots, © DISNEY, DISNEYLAND ® , classic bead or dot border. Similar to the DL0010, and the DN0006 prototype coins. Retired as a DL0010a by July of 1997 when it was replaced by the DL0110. In both the DL0010 and the DN0006 prototype, Mickey’s hat is outlined and completely open. In the DL0010 Mickey’s right ear is totally flat, the gripper slot arcs over 5 dots, the curl above FRONTIER touches a dot, the border dots are large, and the second dot from the right is aligned with the other border dots. In the hard to find DN0006 prototype coin, Mickey’s right ear is slightly outlined, the gripper slot arcs over 3 dots, the curl above Frontier does not touch a dot, the border dots are small, and the second dot from the right is out of alignment with the other border dots. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0010.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Located near the Bonanza Outfitters, FrontierLand.
See also: Pressed Penny Variations Guide.
DL0010a Horizontal souvenir pressed penny or elongated coin image. Same as the DL0010, except the tip of Mickey’s hat is filled. Often called "A filled hat Mickey". Retired by July of 1997 when it was replaced by the DL0110.
The "filled" portion of Mickey’s hat, and other areas of loss within the die engraving, were caused by metal failure, fracture, crumbling. The degree of "filling" varies from a slight amount early in the die's failure to completely filled at the time of the die's retirement. Pristine, no loss examples of the coin are scarce. This coin is from the same die and machine as the DL0010, and is also similar to the DN0006 prototype coin. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0010.1.0 obverse elongated coin die in its first modification or "1" state / variation after the "die damage" was added, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.)

Similar Frontier Land Cowboy Mickey Pressed Pennies, Variations Guide
Pressed penny DN0006
DN0006 Frontier Land Mickey
Prototype Penny, Scarce
Pressed penny DL0010
DL0010(a) Frontier Land Mickey
Disney Pressed Penny
Pressed penny DL0108
DL0108 Frontier Land Mickey
Disney Pressed Penny
Pressed penny DL0110
DL0110 Frontier Land Mickey
Disney Pressed Penny
Early vs. Late Pirates of the Caribbean pressed pennies
DL0011 Retired Pirates of the Caribbean pressed penny or elongated coin image. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, pirate on cannon, © DISNEY DISNEYLAND ® classic bead or dot border. Probably placed on stage in the early 1990's. Retired in early 2005 to make way for the Magical Milestones set. This has been a long-lived and popular coin die. Due to the number of coins rolled the coin image has changed from very clear early rolls to rather blurred rolls in 1998 and after. (Pass your mouse pointer over the coin image to see two different states of coin die wear; click to see a larger image.) There was only one known die with this image. We could not list an "A" variation of this coin or a second state for the die because of the nature of this gradual, transitional, progressive long term wear. Avid collectors are encouraged to search for an "early" sharply detailed example of this coin for their collections. This single play or single die penny press machine was retired in 2005 when most single play machines were exchanged for three play machines, most of which then offered Magical Milestones coins at first. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0011.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Country Bear Playhouse pressed penny machine marquee.
Country Bear Playhouse Pressed Coin Machine Marquee

Picture of Disneyland souvenir Country Bear Playhouse pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0012 Retired Country Bear Playhouse pressed penny or elongated coin image. COUNTRY BEAR PLAYHOUSE in large block letters, Tennessee playing bass, © DISNEY, DISNEYLAND ® , No "e" for Eurolink small dots in border, heart in bass is flat. See DL0020 for comparison. Retired in Oct 1995. Single die machine. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0012.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.)
Note: This Disneyland "Land" opened in 1972 as Country Bear Jamboree, in 1986 the land was renamed Country Bear Playhouse. The Country Bear Playhouse coins, DL0012 and DL0020 would be correct given when they were onstage. However, the circa 1996 three die pressed penny machine also located inside the playhouse offered coins inscribed "Country Bear Jamboree". Some have said this was an error. However, the DL0086, DL0087, and DL0088 could have been a 10 year anniversary homage to the name change in 1986? The Country Bear Playhouse kept the new name from 1986 to closing in September of 2001. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Splash Mountain penny press marquee
Didn't Critter Country have some neat penny presses!?
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Splash Mountain pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0013 Retired Splash Mountain pressed penny or elongated coin image. SPLASH MOUNTAIN, Brer Rabbit, © DISNEY DISNEYLAND ® classic bead or dot border. Off stage circa 1995. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0013.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) This classic single die penny press machine was often found rolled out into the area between Teddy Barra's Swingin' Arcade and Splash Mountain in Bear Country / Critter Country. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
DL0014 Tomorrowland penny press sign
Tomorrowland Single Image Penny Press Sign

Picture of Disneyland Tomorrowland Mickey souvenir pressed pennies - elongated coins.DL0014 Retired Tomorrowland Mickey pressed penny or elongated coin image. TOMORROWLAND, Astronaut Mickey Mouse and Star Speeder 3000, © DISNEY DISNEYLAND ® , classic bead or dot border. Off stage November 24, 1999, returned February 4, 2000, retired November 4, 2002. Replaced by DL0186. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0014.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.)
This single die penny press was located for a good part of its life at the Starcade in Tomorrowland. When this die was replaced by the DL0186, the penny press case was "plused up" with paint and graphics, not long after that, the Starcade was leased out to NAMCO and sadly the location was lost. A rumored Space Mountain pressed penny never made it to this machine or location. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Flat Ear Mickey Rays pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0015 Retired "Flat Ears" Mickey Rays pressed penny or elongated coin image. MICKEY MOUSE, head with rays, large head, flat ears, DISNEY, DISNEYLAND ® , classic bead or dot border. Replaced the DL0007, Retired and then replaced by DL0019 in the mid 1990's. Single die machine. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0015.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Puffy Ears Mickey Rays pressed pennies - elongated coins.See also: The Mickey Mouse rays pressed penny comparison page, the Pressed Penny Variations Guide and the DL0001 notes for similar coins.
To the Right, for comparison, the DL0019: DL0019 Retired "Puffy Ears" Mickey Rays pressed penny Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
DL0016 Critter Country Penny Press Marquee
Does this penny press marquee bring back some memories? :-)
Picture of early Disneyland souvenir no-turtle Critter Country pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0016 Retired Critter Country pressed penny or elongated coin image. CRITTER COUNTRY, banner held by Brer Fox and Brer Bear, DISNEY, Critter Country penny with turtleDISNEYLAND ® No turtle, classic bead or dot border. The Critter Country DL0087 "with turtle" type is at the right .
Single die machine. One of the last coins listed in the early guides. The coin style says ~1989, but, we need a date on and off stage, maybe a machine picture can be found? (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0016.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) This penny press was most likely off the beaten trail and not onstage long. The newer version also illustrates the transition from a "flat" engraving style to a "3D" style. Of all the early Disneyland pressed coins, the "No Turtle" Critter Country pressed penny is often a challenge to find. At one time there was a sign with the same "no turtle" graphics greeted guests in Critter Country. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3

Disneyland Hotel Monorail stop penny press machine sign
The Disneyland Hotel and Monorail pressed penny marquee Just a single penny design, but, a really good one.
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Disneyland Hotel pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0017 Retired Disneyland Hotel Monorail pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND HOTEL and Monorail, © Picture of the Disneyland Hotel and the Monorail, classic bead or dot border. Same coin as the DR0010. Probably onstage before 1996. Retired to make way for the DR0079 by March 4, 2004. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0017.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) This Monorail pressed penny was onstage for a long time and placed in a few different locations. The single die penny press machine that pressed this coin dated back to the early days of Disneyland penny presses. Over the years, it was located inside the Disneyland Park, a few different locations outside the Disneyland Park in the Disneyland Hotel complex e.g. the Tinker Bell Toy Shop, The Fantasia Gift Shop, the breezeway near the old hotel monorail stop, and in the Neon Cactus Sports Bar. So this vagabond pressed penny is listed as both a Disneyland Park DL0017 coin and a Disneyland Resort DR0010. On a personal note, this is one of my favorite coins. It not only was one of the longest lived penny press designs, but it moved from inside the park to outside... But, most of all it reminds me, and maybe you too, of the fun days years ago when we could buy a ticket at the Disneyland Hotel boarding platform and ride the monorail into the park. :-) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3

Picture of Disneyland souvenir 35th Anniversay pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0018 Retired 35th Anniversary pressed penny or elongated coin image. Sleeping Beauty Castle with a splash "35" over its image, 35 YEARS OF MAGIC, DISNEYLAND, © DISNEY, classic bead or dot border. Presumed onstage and then Retired shortly after in 1990. Single die machine. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0018.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Puffy Ears Mickey Rays pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0019 Retired Mickey Rays pressed penny or elongated coin image. MICKEY MOUSE, head with rays, large head, puffy ears, © DISNEY, DISNEYLAND ® classic bead or dot border. Same obverse coin die as the DR0019. Replaced the DL0015 as the DL0019 inside the park, then in the mid 1990's, moved outside the park as the DR0019 and Retired circa 1998. Single die machine. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0019.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) This machine moved from inside the park as the DL0019 to outside the park, as the DR0019 and was placed in a few different locations around the Disneyland hotel before retirement. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
See also: The Mickey Mouse rays pressed penny comparison page and the DL0001 notes for similar coins.

Picture of Disneyland Country Bear Playhouse souvenir pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0020 Retired Country Bear Playhouse pressed penny or elongated coin image. COUNTRY BEAR PLAYHOUSE, Tennessee playing bass, small block letters, large beads, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, DISNEYLAND ® , dot border, heart in bass is convex. Retired September 1996. There is often confusion over the "Country Bear" elongated coins, Playhouse vs. Jamboree, Bear Country vs. Critter Country etc. Generally, the coins with the earlier, retired land / attraction names are far more collectable. Single die machine. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0020.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Please see also the DL0012 for comparison.

Picture of early, flat engraving, Disneyland souvenir Country Bear Playhouse pressed pennies - elongated coins. For comparison, the DL0012 Retired Country Bear Playhouse pressed penny or elongated coin image. COUNTRY BEAR PLAYHOUSE in large block letters, Tennessee playing bass, © DISNEY, DISNEYLAND ® , No "e" for Eurolink small dots in border, heart in bass is flat. See DL0020 for comparison. Retired in Oct 1995. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0012.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Single die machine.
Note: Opened in 1972 as Country Bear Jamboree, in 1986 renamed Country Bear Playhouse. The Country Bear Playhouse coins, DL0012 and DL0020 would be correct given when they were onstage. However, the circa 1996 three die pressed penny machine also located inside the playhouse offered coins inscribed "Country Bear Jamboree". Some have said this was an error. However, the DL0086, DL0087, and DL0088 could have been a 10 year anniversary homage to the name change in 1986? The Country Bear Playhouse kept the new name from 1986 to closing in September of 2001. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Donald Duck pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0021 Retired Donald Duck pressed penny or elongated coin image. Donald, head with rays"e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, DISNEYLAND ® , no © DISNEY, classic bead or dot border. This is the DL0061 die before the " © DISNEY" was added. Onstage briefly in mid 1995 without "© DISNEY" before being retired. A short time later it returned with a "© DISNEY" added as the DL0061 in June of 1995. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0021.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) At The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland Goofy souvenir pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0022 Retired Goofy pressed penny or elongated coin image. Goofy, head, full face, no © DISNEY "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, DISNEYLAND ® , classic bead or dot border. This is the DL0062 die before the " © DISNEY" was added. Onstage briefly in mid 1995 without "© DISNEY" before being retired. A short time later it returned with a "© DISNEY" added as the DL0062 in June of 1995. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0022.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) At The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Jininy Cricket pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0023 Retired Jiminy Cricket pressed penny or elongated coin image. Jiminy Cricket, full length, no © DISNEY "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, DISNEYLAND ® , classic bead or dot border. This is the DL0063 die before the " © DISNEY" was added. Onstage briefly in mid 1995 without "© DISNEY" before being retired. A short time later it returned with a "© DISNEY" added as the DL0063 in June of 1995. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0023.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) At The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "A". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland souvenir Adventureland pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0024 Retired Adventureland pressed penny or elongated coin image. © DISNEY, ADVENTURELAND, Temple entrance with cobra on left, wire border. An original coin in the Rajah’s Mint, by 1995. Retired by June 1999. Replaced by the DL0134. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0024.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) At Rajah’s Mint, the custom penny press machine with a nine coin selection, in Adventureland, button "A". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3

Picture of Disneyland souvenir Jungle Cruise pressed pennies - elongated coins.
DL0025 Retired Jungle Cruise pressed penny or elongated coin image. JUNGLE CRUISE, cruise boat, © DISNEY ADVENTURELAND. wire border. An original coin in the Rajah’s Mint, by 1995. Retired by June 1999. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0025.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) Replaced by the DL0135. See also the DL0523 Jungle Cruise pressed penny. At Rajah’s Mint, the custom penny press machine with a nine coin selection, in Adventureland, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Picture of Disneyland Tiki Mask Pressed penny or pennies, elongated coins.
DL0026 Retired Tiki Mask vertical pressed penny or elongated coin image. Tiki mask with crossed spears behind, © DISNEY ADVENTURELAND, wire border. An original coin in the Rajah’s Mint, by 1995. Retired by June 1999. Replaced by the DL0136. (This pressed coin made with The #DLP0026.0.0 obverse elongated coin die in its original "0" state / variation, paired with a blank "0" reverse coin die.) At Rajah’s Mint, the custom penny press machine with a nine coin selection, in Adventureland, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1   2   3
Please use this link for an Introduction to all Disneyland Resort Pressed Pennies Collections.
Editor's note: We are often reminded that the preferred numismatic term is "Elongated Coins". However, as the rebellious, risk taking, devil may care ParkPennies.com contributors that we are, temptation often gets the better of us. As a result, you may see the more casual, fun terms like: pressed pennies, pressed nickels, pressed dimes, pressed quarters, smashed pennies, flattened pennies, crushed pennies, squashed pennies, rolled pennies, mashed pennies, stamped pennies, smushed pennies, stretched pennies, memory pennies, keepsake pennies, flattened pennies, and souvenir coin medallions to describe these fun pressed coin souvenirs. :-)
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