Pressed Penny Collecting Musings...
The fun "pressed penny" collections above are sought by people all over the world and as you have probably noticed, the hobby is growing fast. We are glad to welcome you to ParkPennies.com! You can just click on a pressed penny coin image above to know more about the corresponding pressed penny collection. The guides will offer information about that collection inspired by and for advanced collectors. Plus links to related elongated coin information, articles, news posts....
The sample Disneyland pressed penny elongated coin images above, are links to some very cool ways to collect Disneyland elongated coins!
All of the elongated souvenirs in the chart above are from "Disneyland" including Disneyland Anaheim pressed penny collections, Disneyland Tokyo "pressed penny" collections, Disneyland Hong Kong "pressed penny" collections, and Disneyland Resort Paris pressed penny collections. Each elongated coin pictured above represents a separate collection, sub-collection or collector guide. There is a Disneyland penny press collection for most any budget. Choose the size and type of collection you’d like to build. There are small, large, easy and complicated sets from which to choose. Every one can be a lot of fun! "The complete collection of all known Disneyland coins" contains many hundreds of coins, a few could be worth thousands of dollars each. It’s "The Collection" of a lifetime. However, on the other hand, there are fun and easy sub-sets like the Disney pressed dimes set that currently contains a total of only three coins with a total value of only a few dollars. And, at the time of this writing, you can even collect all three dimes from one on-stage machine, once you are in the Disneyland Park. Don't want to spend the price of admission? No problem, the coins listed in the DR Disneyland Hotels and Downtown Disney, are from locations near free parking and accessible without paying any admissions!
When we started collecting Disneyland "pressed coins" in the late 1980’s, there was only one "Disneyland" with only a few pennypress machines. In 1992, Walt Disney World became the second Disney park to have penny machines placed their first penny machine, a four play or four coin electric penny press machine at Walt Disney World. (WDW has commonly claimed 1994 as the date the first penny press machine was placed on-stage. But, who are you going to believe? A crazy guy in California or the people that own WDW?)
Unfortunately, Florida does not have a "Disneyland". As you may know, at WDW, it's The Magic Kingdom, not Disneyland. A lucky break for us as we barely able to keep up as it is and there have been a LOT of elongated coins at the WDW Resort! In 1996, the second "Disneyland" park, Tokyo Disneyland, introduced elongated, pressed medal souvenirs and we began the TDL, Tokyo Disneyland Resort Medals Guides which are now a well-traveled part of this site. In 2005, we welcomed a third "Disneyland" park when Hong Kong Disneyland opened and we began The Hong Kong Magical Coins Guide and in 2006, we added The Disneyland Resort Paris Guide. Recently, I've heard that there is even talk of yet another "Disneyland"! And each park makes a for wonderful collection of Disney pressed coins on its own.
New Disneyland parks can have a major collector following.
Matter of fact, today, the Tokyo Disneyland Resort medals, the Japanese version of our elongated coin souvenirs, are so popular that a large percentage of ParkPennies.com visitors are viewing ParkPennies.com pages from Japan. Some pressed penny collectors in foreign countries use the fantastic Google language translation services to view our pages as we do to view their sites. The Tokyo Disneyland Resort, The Disneyland Paris Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort updates are often courtesy of fellow pressed penny collectors over seas as is noted on our news pages etc. Collecting Disney elongated coins has made a large world filled with strangers, friendly. What a great hobby.
It seems there are more and more choices for collectors every year. For some, the coins of choice are the newer parks, Tokyo or Hong Kong, because those coins are easier to "get caught up on". Some collectors note that the planchets used in Japan and China make really nice elongated souvenirs too. For others, maybe the purists, there is only one Disneyland, the Anaheim park and they want to press their own, real coins. This author’s choice? Gotta have them all!
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