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Coin Die Variations... Treasure Hunting!
Which ones are Treasures?


Mickey Rays nickel, DL0076Mickey Rays nickel, DL0225Treasure hunting... is that why you're here at ParkPennies? :-) Well, treasure hunting for die variations is a common topic in emails, so what say we talk about them? We know that two coins from the same die will probably look a lot alike. Many times the die has changed very slightly and is given a suffix of "a" like the DL0007a. Sometimes the die changes a bit more and is given a new guide number, like the DL0021 no © / DL0061 © die variation. However, as insignificant as these differences may seem, they can make a significant difference. You may know or be an advanced collector that often goes treasure hunting. Looking for Disney elongated coins at online auctions, coin shows... looking for those hard to find coin die variation treasures that others might overlook? If you are, you know finding one of those treasures can be a very rewarding and fun part of the hobby.

So, what are some of the coin die variations to look for? Well, one variation is listed on this very guide page, the Mickey Rays nickel. One of my favorites! (The variant coins are shown to the left and right of this article.) They look much as we might see them in person. Do they look the same? Even if one can spot the small differences, are their values about the same? Which one is of greater value? ParkPennies.com provides information to help you compare the two. Matter of fact, the guides tell us that the Mickey Rays DL0076 (left) is a vintage , retired, collectable pressed nickel that was onstage at Disneyland for about seven years. However, the guides tell us the Mickey Rays DL0225, which was onstage for only a few days and pressed by very few collectors, is definitely the treasure!

Want to research more treasures? Here is a page with some Disneyland elongated coin variations with links to more guide pages. It is one of the resources we hope you'll find useful along with our many guides and news pages. Happy hunting! :-) Boomer
DL0199 Retired Plane Crazy Mickey Mouse elongated quarter image.
DL0199 Retired Plane Crazy Mickey Mouse elongated quarter image. DISNEYLAND ® , CELEBRATING 75 YEARS WITH MICKEY MOUSE, Plane Crazy Mickey, full length, looking in mirror he is holding, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 10, 2003. Date off stage needed. Located in The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "A". Larger elongated quarter image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0200 Retired Steamboat Willie elongated quarter image.
DL0200 Retired Steamboat Willie elongated quarter image. DISNEYLAND ® , CELEBRATING 75 YEARS WITH MICKEY MOUSE, Steamboat Willie, full length, standing at ship’s wheel, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 10, 2003. Date off stage needed. Located in The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B". Larger elongated quarter image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0201 Retired Vintage Mickey elongated quarter or elongated coin image.
DL0201 Retired Vintage Mickey elongated quarter or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® CELEBRATING 75 YEARS WITH MICKEY MOUSE, older version of Classic Mickey, full length, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 10, 2003. Date off stage needed. Located in The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "C". Larger elongated quarter image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0202-204 Winnie The Pooh and Friends Pressed Coin Machine Maquee.
DL0202-204 Winnie The Pooh and Friends Pressed Coin Machine Marquee.

DL0202 Retired Tigger pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0202 Retired Tigger pressed penny or elongated coin image. Tigger, full length, bouncing, facing front, DISNEYLAND ® , BASED ON "WINNIE THE POOH" WORKS BY A. A. MILNE AND E. H. SHEPARD, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 14, 2003. Replaced by the DL0553 (same die with backstamp) on November 13, 2013. No backstamp. Located outside the Pooh Shop, Critter Country, button "A". Boomer's story is that this coin was originally button "A" and later moved to button "C". (No reasoning with him. :-) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0203 Retired Eeyore pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0203 Retired Eeyore pressed penny or elongated coin image. Eeyore, standing, facing front, DISNEYLAND ® , BASED ON "WINNIE THE POOH" WORKS BY A. A. MILNE AND E. H. SHEPARD, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 14, 2003.Replaced by the DL0554 (same die with backstamp) on November 13, 2013. No backstamp. Located outside the Pooh Shop, Critter Country, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0204 Retired Roo pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0204 Retired Roo pressed penny or elongated coin image. Roo, full body, being lifted into the air by a balloon, DISNEYLAND ® , BASED ON "WINNIE THE POOH" WORKS BY A. A. MILNE AND E. H. SHEPARD, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 14, 2003.Replaced by the DL0555 (same die with backstamp) on November 13, 2013. No backstamp. Located outside the Pooh Shop, Critter Country, button "C". Boomer's story is that this coin was originally button "C" and later moved to button "A". (No reasoning with him. :-) Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0205 Retired Pooh & Piglet pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0205 Retired Pooh & Piglet pressed penny or elongated coin image. Pooh hugging Piglet, DISNEYLAND ® BASED ON "WINNIE THE POOH" WORKS BY A. A. MILNE AND E. H. SHEPARD © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 14, 2003. Replaced by the DL0562 (same obverse die with a "Critter Country" backstamp added) on November 27, 2013. No Backstamp. Located outside the Pooh Shop, Critter Country, button "A". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0206 Retired Pooh & honey pot pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0206 Retired Pooh & honey pot pressed penny or elongated coin image. Pooh and hunny pot, DISNEYLAND ® BASED ON "WINNIE THE POOH" WORKS BY A. A. MILNE AND E. H. SHEPARD © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 14, 2003. Replaced by the DL0563 (same obverse die with a "Critter Country" backstamp added) on November 27, 2013. No Backstamp. Located outside the Pooh Shop, Critter Country, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0207 Retired Pooh & Butterfly pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0207 Retired Pooh & Butterfly pressed penny or elongated coin image. Pooh with butterfly on his nose, DISNEYLAND ® BASED ON "WINNIE THE POOH" WORKS BY A. A. MILNE AND E. H. SHEPARD © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage May 14, 2003. Replaced by the DL0563 (same obverse die with a "Critter Country" backstamp added) on November 27, 2013. No Backstamp. Located outside the Pooh Shop, Critter Country, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0208 Retired Nemo pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0208 Retired Nemo pressed penny or elongated coin image. NEMO, full body, bubbles above, 2 sea stars below, © DISNEY /PIXAR, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot unlike the "D" for Disneyland featured in the 2010 Nemo set, dot border. Replaced DL0054. First on-stage May 17, 2003. Taken offstage in mid 2010, presumably for maintenance. Replaced by the DL0477, a similar image coin, with the addition of a backstamp on 8/14/10. Backstamp: Blank. Located in the Main Street Penny Arcade, button "A". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0209 Retired Bruce pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0209 Retired Bruce pressed penny or elongated coin image. BRUCE, full body, bubbles behind, sea star below, © DISNEY /PIXAR, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot unlike the "D" for Disneyland featured in the 2010 Nemo set, dot border. Replaced DL0055. First on-stage May 17, 2003. Taken offstage in mid 2010, presumably for maintenance. Replaced by the DL0478, a similar image coin, with the addition of a backstamp on 8/14/10. Backstamp: Blank. Located in the Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0210 Retired Dory pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0210 Retired Dory pressed penny or elongated coin image. DORY, full body, bubbles above, 2 sea stars below, © DISNEY /PIXAR, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot unlike the "D" for Disneyland featured in the 2010 Nemo set, dot border. Replaced DL0056. First on-stage May 17, 2003. Taken offstage in mid 2010, presumably for maintenance. Replaced by the DL0479, a similar image coin, with the addition of a backstamp on 8/14/10. Backstamp: Blank. Located in the Main Street Penny Arcade, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0211 Retired Racer Mickey pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0211 Retired Racer Mickey pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® Racer Mickey Mouse in old style helmet and scarf, AUTOPIA 2003 © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. Replaced DL0172. First on-stage May 22, 2003. Removed to make room for the DL0232 in early 2004. Located in the "Gas Pump" machine, Winner’s Circle shop, Tomorrowland, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
Thunder Mountain Railroad pressed penny machine sign
Thunder Mountain Railroad pressed penny machine sign (Single die penny press machine)
DL0212 Retired Big Thunder Mountain Train pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0212 Retired Big Thunder Mountain Train pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® , train on mountain, BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot. Replaced DL0110. First on-stage June 6, 2003. This single die machine was removed from stage to make room for the 5/2005 Magical Milestones Anniversary Set and did not return. (Probably replaced by a three-play penny press.) Located in Pioneer Mercantile. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0213-215 Carousel pressed quarter machine marquee
DL0213-215 Carousel pressed quarter machine marquee

DL0213 Retired Mickey Mouse Carousel pressed quarter image.
DL0213 Retired Mickey Mouse Carousel pressed quarter image. DISNEYLAND ® Mickey Mouse on King Arthur Carousel horse, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage June 26, 2003. This set of elongated quarters was taken offstage in 7/2011 and did not return. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "A". Price increased to $1.25 4/2011. Larger pressed quarter image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0214 Retired Minnie Mouse Carousel pressed quarter image.
DL0214 Retired Minnie Mouse Carousel pressed quarter image. DISNEYLAND ® Minnie Mouse on King Arthur Carousel horse, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage June 26, 2003. This set of elongated quarters was taken offstage in 7/2011 and did not return. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B". Price increased to $1.25 4/2011. Larger pressed quarter image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0215 Retired Donald Duck Carousel pressed quarter image.
DL0215 Retired Donald Duck Carousel pressed quarter image. DISNEYLAND ® Donald on King Arthur Carousel horse, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. First on-stage June 26, 2003. This set of elongated quarters was taken offstage in 7/2011 and did not return. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "C". Price increased to $1.25 4/2011. Larger pressed quarter image in frame or window # 1  2  3
Price increase for DL0213-215 carousel pressed quarter setA Sign of the Times Pressed Quarters $1.25.
 
Why, when I was a kid, a DISNEYLAND pressed quarter cost only $1.00!    Really Grandpa?

Yes, many of us remember the early 1990's when the first pressed quarters graced the stage of Disneyland. The price charged for a pressed quarter was only 75 cents plus the quarter to be pressed, a dollar. Since that time, some coin press machine prices outside the park have increased. Matter of fact, today outside the park, we see many pressed quarter machines at $1.25 and some pressed *penny* machines charging a dollar. Readers who have visited Walt Disney World have seen Disney quarter press machine prices of $1.00 + .25 for sometime now.... So, I guess it really wasn't much of a surprise when the Disneyland Nightmare Before Christmas pressed quarter machine price was increased by 25 cents in 2010. And now in April of 2011, the Carousel pressed quarter set followed suit to what must be the new Disneyland pressed quarter pricing, $1.25. But, before I start ranting about this change, I must admit that a Disney souvenir even at this new price, is still... ah er... a refreshingly welcome Disneyland value. :-) So, I'm going to make the most of what may soon be... the good old days.
DL0216 Retired Mowgli pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0216 Retired Mowgli pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® head and shoulders, MOWGLI, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. Replaced DL0134. First on-stage July 3, 2003. Removed from stage to make room for the 5/2005 Magical Milestones Anniversary Set and did not return. One of the three machines in Rajah’s Mint, Adventureland, button "A". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0217 Retired Baloo pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0217 Retired Baloo pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® BALOO, in grass skirt, dancing, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. Replaced DL0135. First on-stage July 3, 2003. Removed from stage to make room for the 5/2005 Magical Milestones Anniversary Set and did not return. One of the three machines in Rajah’s Mint, Adventureland, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
DL0218 Retired Kaa pressed penny or elongated coin image.
DL0218 Retired Kaa pressed penny or elongated coin image. DISNEYLAND ® KAA, coiled up, © DISNEY. "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, dot border. Replaced DL0136. First on-stage July 3, 2003. Removed from stage to make room for the 5/2005 Magical Milestones Anniversary Set and did not return. One of the three machines in Rajah’s Mint, Adventureland, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
Nightmare Before Christmas pressed quarter machine marquee.
Nightmare Before Christmas pressed quarter machine marquee.

DL0219 Retired NBC Jack Skellington pressed quarter image.
DL0219 Retired NBC Jack Skellington pressed quarter image. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Jack Skellington in his "Sandy Claws" suit. (Jack's character may remind some of Belznickel or Belsnickel rather than "Santa".) 2003 © DISNEY © TOUCHSTONE, wire border. First on-stage October 3, 2003. Off stage January 24, 2004. Located at Pieces of Eight, New Orleans Square, button "A". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
See also our Nightmare Before Christmas elongated coin page.
DL0220 Retired NBC Zero pressed quarter image.
DL0220 Retired NBC Zero pressed quarter image. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2003, Zero with Jack ’o Lantern on tip of nose, facing left, © DISNEY  © TOUCHSTONE, wire border. First on-stage October 3, 2003. Off stage January 24, 2004. Located at Pieces of Eight, New Orleans Square, button "B". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
See also our Nightmare Before Christmas elongated coin page.
DL0221 Retired NBC Oogie Boogie pressed quarter image.
DL0221 Retired NBC Oogie Boogie pressed quarter image. Oogie Boogie, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2003, © DISNEY,  © TOUCHSTONE, wire border. First on-stage October 3, 2003. Off stage January 24, 2004. Located at Pieces of Eight, New Orleans Square, button "C". Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3
See also our Nightmare Before Christmas elongated coin page.
DL0222 Retired 2003 Santa Mickey Mouse pressed nickel image.
DL0222 Retired 2003 Santa Mickey Mouse pressed nickel image. 2003, Santa Mickey Mouse with Mickey Mouse ornament, 3 stars on right, THE MERRIEST PLACE ON EARTH, (all lower case letters) DISNEYLAND ® RESORT, © DISNEY, wire border. First on-stage November 28, 2003. Off stage January 24, 2004. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "A". Larger pressed nickel image in frame or window # 1  2  3
See also our guide to All Disneyland Seasonal Holiday pressed nickels.
DL0223 Retired 2004 Happy New Year Mickey pressed nickel image.
DL0223 Retired 2004 Happy New Year Mickey pressed nickel image. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2004, Mickey Mouse in tux, arms out, confetti & streamers in background, DISNEYLAND ® RESORT, © DISNEY, wire border. First on-stage November 28, 2003. Off stage January 24, 2004.
Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B". Larger pressed nickel image in frame or window # 1  2  3
See also our guide to All Disneyland Seasonal Holiday pressed nickels.
DL0224 Retired 2003 Santa Mickey pressed nickel image.
DL0224 Retired 2003 Santa Mickey pressed nickel image. DISNEYLAND ® RESORT, Santa Mickey Mouse head, 2003, © DISNEY, wire border. First on-stage November 28, 2003. Off stage January 24, 2004. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "C". Larger pressed nickel image in frame or window # 1  2  3
See also our guide to All Disneyland Seasonal Holiday pressed nickels.

DL0225 Retired Mickey Mouse Rays pressed nickel image.Detail comparison of the DL0058, DL0060, and DL0076 nickel set vs. the DL0058A, DL0060A, and DL0225 nickel set.DL0225 Retired Mickey Mouse Rays pressed nickel image. MICKEY MOUSE, Mickey Mouse head with rays, © DISNEY, DISNEYLAND ® Large Grip with EARS CONCAVE, dot border. Similar to the DL0076. A scarce coin. First on-stage February 12, 2004. Off stage February 16, 2004. Of the four days this die was available, the machine was out of service for the best part of two of those days. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B". This is the same die and artwork as DL0076, but with outlined, concave ears. Larger pressed penny image in frame or window # 1  2  3

See also The Mickey Mouse rays pressed penny comparison page, for similar coins, sometimes found pressed on off-denomination on nickels

DL0076 RETIRED Mickey Mouse Rays pressed nickel image.For comparison the DL0076 Retired Mickey Mouse Rays pressed nickel image. MICKEY MOUSE, Mickey Mouse head with rays, © DISNEY, "e" for Eurolink Design Corporation replaces the dot nearest the center of the gripper slot, DISNEYLAND ® , Standard Grip, EARS CONVEX, dot border. First on-stage January 1996 replacing the DL0059 40th Anniversary nickel. This die was taken off stage for the normal annual rotation with the Seasonal Nickel set in November of 2003 and returned on February 12, 2004 with a remake as the very scarce DL0225. Located at The Main Street Penny Arcade, button "B".

Detail comparison of the DL0058, DL0060, and DL0076 nickel set vs. the DL0058A, DL0060A, and DL0225 nickel set.
Please use this link for an Introduction to the DL Disneyland Park Pressed Pennies Collection and 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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