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12/31/13 For the New Year, we've updated our Android and Apple home screen icon. Now when you bookmark www.ParkPennies.com or any page on the web site, with your Chrome or other modern browser, the new icon will be available for the bookmark and / or your home screen. Most phones: Open your smartphone's browser, go to www.ParkPennies.com open "Settings", "add to homescreen". When you click the icon, the most current ParkPennies.com Machine Location page (PDF), ParkPennies Penny Press New page... whatever page bookmark you add to your homescreen is just a single click away. Plus... You'll have a picture of a beautiful pressed penny adorning your smartphone homescreen! :-) Happy New Year and Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com. Edited 4/1/14: Expanded description.

12/22/13 As a complement to our new Disneyland Tokens Guide, we have added a MouseCar Moola variations page. If you have additional tokens / variations not already listed, please let us know. Happy collecting, Boomer.

12/12/13 Ricky K. shared new locations for the Downtown Disney four play hand crank penny press machines. The AMC machine has been moved to the left of the front doors of the Apricot Lane store and the D Street machine (Vinylmation) is across from the Lego store right of the Monorail entrance. Rumor has it that the old locations were impeding traffic. We'll update the world's most accurate :-) Penny Press Locations Page today.

Disneyland DL0565, 566, & 567 2013 December 10, 2013
Disneyland DL0565, 566, & 567 2013
Seasonal Nickel Set 12/10/13

Disney California Adventure CA0189,190, & 191 Seasonal Nickel Set 12/10/13
Disney California Adventure CA0189,190, & 191
Seasonal Nickel Set 12/10/13

12/11/13 New Pressed Pennies! Our thanks to Michele D. the first person to report.... THE 2013 SEASONAL NICKEL SETS ARE ON STAGE! The machines are at the same locations as last year, the exit to the Main Street Opera (Great Moments with Abraham Lincoln) and the Disney California Adventure Kingswell Camera Shop on Buena Vista Street. The ParkPennies Machine Locations Page (PDF) is already updated... We will have pictures and update the Disney California Adventure Pressed Penny Guide and the Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.

12/06/13 No report of a 2013 Seasonal Nickel set yet. We have heard that there will be two nickel sets this year, like last year. For timely penny press updates, be sure to bookmark this page and / or "Like" and follow our ParkPennies FaceBook page.

12/04/13 PM. Latest reports from the park: No Holiday Nickels yet.

Tokyo Disneyland Christmas pressed penny medal

Image courtesy of Kuniaki Hiraki's web site.

12/01/13 New Pressed Pennies! Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the latest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes...2013 December monthly medals were released on December 01, 2013. Hello, 2013 December monthly medals were released on Dec. 01, 2013 TDL1395 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Mickey TDL1396 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Minnie TDS1343 TDS Galleria Disney ---- Chandu Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan

NOTE: NO HKDL Christmas "Magical Coins" have been reported as of 12/10/13.

Winnie The Pooh penny press machine DL0562, 563, & 564 11/27/2013
Winnie The Pooh pressed pennies now with
Critter Country Backstamps!
Westward Ho Treading Post penny press machine marquee as of 11/21/13
Westward Ho Trading Post Marquee 11/21/13
DL0559, DL0560, and DL0561 pressed coins.

11/29/13 New Pressed Pennies! Our thanks to Cathy P. for reporting the addition of backstamps to the Winnie The Pooh penny press machine near Pooh Corner, Critter Country, Disneyland, USA. This is the second machine of the pair to receive the "Critter Country" backstamps. We'll have the Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide update completed later today. Happy collecting!

11/22/13 New Pressed Pennies! The Westward Ho Trading Post (Pin Trading Post) penny press machine has three new pressed pennies! All three are Thunder Mountain themed. Pictures and guide update later today.. after Boomer gets back from the park. Happy collecting!

11/16/13 The ever growing collection of Walt Disney Imagineering Pressed Penny pins has been updated with the latest six new pins. The WDI pins collection is made up of over 50 pins now, each a limited edition of 250. Most are themed after Disneyland Resort elongated coins (DL, DR, and CA Guide Elongated Coins) with a few from Walt Disney World and a few styled after error or prototype elongated coins that were never onstage (DN Guide Elongated Coins).

Penny Press Marquee from the Westward Ho Trading Post 11-13-13
Westward Ho Penny Press Machine Marquee
November 13, 2013, with new backstamps.

11/14/13 New Pressed Pennies! Two Disneyland penny press machines have new backstamps! The Westward Ho pin shop machine near the shooting gallery in Frontierland and the Winnie the Pooh penny press in Critter Country. We have samples of the coins and hope to have images and a guide update soon. Our thanks to Mike R. for the report. UPDATE

11/15/13: Two recent reports from the park state that the Westward Ho Trading Post penny press machine is "offstage for servicing". However, the Tigger, Winnie The Pooh and Roo machine is onstage just outside the Winnie The Pooh Shop in Critter Country. Details and pictures have been added to the ParkPennies Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide, numbers DL0553-558 and the ParkPennies Penny Press Machine Locations page (PDF). Happy collecting, Boomer,

11/13/13 Six new WDI Pressed Penny Sets, one set of three WDI pressed penny pins with a Donald Duck theme and three with a Buena Vista Street Cars Theme. Happy collecting.

11/12/13 Are you checking this page hoping to find news that the 2013 Holiday Nickels have arrived? I am! :-) So, are the 2013 Holiday nickels here yet??? No. But, we've haven't heard any rumors that they won't arrive as "usual". According to the ParkPennies Holiday Pressed Nickels collection page, over the past 18 years, the "usual" arrival time has been from early November to early January, with most arrivals from mid-November to mid-December. So, chances are we'll see a new nickel press machine or two at the park(s) soon.
For timely penny press updates, be sure to bookmark this page and / or "Like" the ParkPennies FaceBook page... If you don't see an update, please keep in mind that we try (not always successfully :-) to keep our posts both welcome and informative. To that end, we keep posts to a minimum here and especially on our FaceBook Page. So, if a day or two or even four passes without a post, don't think we've forgotten. We're at the park checking for new machines often and we especially welcome your email reports and the opportunity to share them here. (With name credit for the first ParkPennies reader to report a new machine. :-) Happy Collecting!

Tokyo Disneyland Christmas pressed penny medal

Theme, art, and engraving quality set Tokyo Disneyland "pressed pennies" apart. View hundreds of TDL Medals in our Tokyo Disneyland Guides.
Image courtesy of Kuniaki Hiraki's web site.

11/07/13 New Pressed Pennies! Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the latest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes...2013 November monthly medals were released on Nov. 01, 2013. TDL1388 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Little Green Men; TDL1391 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- James P. Sullivan; TDS1343 TDS Galleria Disney ---- Abu. Christmas 2013 medals were released: TDL1389-1390 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Mickey, Minnie; TDL1392-1394 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Mickey, Minnie, Woody; TDS1344-1345 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ---- Mickey& Minnie, Mickey. Christmas 2013 mini file was released with space to hold up to eight coins. I apologize that the report was late. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.

10/27/13 The Grand Californian Hotel penny press machine, is currently located at White Water Snacks. White Water Snacks is located southwest of the swimming pool, past the for guests only :-( hotel entrance to DCA. No changes in the coins have been noted since the 10/18/13 news post. The ParkPennies.com Penny Press Locations (PDF) page has been updated. Happy collecting! Boomer.

10/21/13 Many of the recent changes in the ParkPennies web site were inspired by readers. Our thanks for your suggestions and feedback. Something you'd like added or changed to improve the site? We welcome your comments and suggestions.

10/18/13 We've started a Disneyland Wooden Nickel Guide. We already have one nickel listed! LOL! If you have a Disney wooden nickel not already listed, we would welcome your email of a high resolution scan of it with any history about the wooden nickel you have. You'll not only get to see your nickel in the ParkPennies guide, you'll see your name too, cuz we'll give you credit for your find, unless you want to be anony-mouse. Happy collecting, Boomer.

GCH Lobby penny press machine 10-07-13

10/18/13 New Pressed Pennies! New Disneyland Hotel pressed penny set! The Goofy's Kitchen penny press machine has returned after a short absence with three new pressed penny dies! One pressed penny features Mickey, one Goofy, and one Stitch! As all other elongated coins in the Disneyland Resort Area Guide, this penny press machine can be accessed and used without the need to pay admission to either theme park. And the first three hours of parking is free at the DownTown Disney parking lot. We hope to update *updated 10/18/13* the Disneyland Resort Area guide soon with pictures and guide numbers. Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.

10/09/13 New Pressed Pennies! New pressed penny set in the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa lobby! As regular readers will recall, The Acorn Gift Shop penny press machine went missing a while back and was later spotted in the Grizzly Arcade, an area reserved for the lucky folks with Grand Californian Hotel room keys... then it was gone again for a short time. Well, on October 7, 2013 it reappeared in front of the Acorn Gift Shop with a NEW set of three pressed pennies! (Our thanks to Mike R. for his report.) We updated the Disneyland Resort Hotels Pressed Penny Guide on 10/11.
Our thanks for your kind words of support, sympathy, and condolences while we've tried to spruce up this aging nostalgic old school style reference site. :-) Do let us know if when you spot any bugs; we'll do our best to hide them. :-) Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.

10/03/13 New Pressed Pennies! Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the latest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello, 2013 October monthly medals were released. TDL1386 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Pooh, TDL1387 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Pinocchio, TDS1342 TDS Galleria Disney ---- Jasmine, TDR 30th Anniversary medals were added at Disney Ambassador Hotel, TDR338-339-340 Mickey&Minnie, Stitch, Chip 'n Dale. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.

09/28/13 If you're following "End of the Penny" legislation, you may be interested in a new House Bill. HR3146 9/2013 (PDF) in Section 8 (page 12) suggests that the Secretary of the Treasury "Mint no coin that costs more to produce than the denomination of the coin." Aside from what some may see as an interesting concept, limiting the cost of fiat currency production to face value, :-) it is also evidence of continued efforts to end the production of both cents and nickels. If of interest, we have a small collection of links related to legislation to end the penny.

09/25/13 We've added more tokens to the new ParkPennies.com Disney Tokens Guide. This guide is new, and just a start at a guide to these fun, inexpensive collectibles. We hope, with the help of readers, this guide will grow over time. Please contact Boomer if / whenever you have additional token images or information to share with fellow collectors. Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.

09/23/13 Before you panic... :-) Yes, we've spruced up a few pages at ParkPennies! But the good stuff is still here. Dozens of links that were listed down the left side of the page are in drop down menus under pictures of the link's related park coin. A long list of frequently visited pages is also available in a drop down menu near the left hand top of the page. And... the good old top links and Google search box are still at the very top of the page. We hope you'll like the changes.... But, as regular visitors are more than aware, The ParkPennies folks are much better at posting news than computer programming. So please send us your feedback about this test page. Let us know what you like and what you'd like to see added or changed. After all, ParkPennies.com is for you, our friends and fellow collectors. Happy Collecting, Boomer.

09/19/13 As of around 10:00 a.m. 9/18, the AMC Theater hand crank penny press was still jammed. However, when we left the park around 3:00 p.m. the machine was working great. Our thanks to Steve who reported that the Acorn Gift Shop penny press was moved to the Grizzly Arcade. The new location is accessible only by hotel guest key. The machine's coins have not changed since the machine was moved to the new location. (We have updated the pressed penny guide page with an image of the penny press machine at the new location.) UPDATE: The machines have been working great lately.

09/15/13 Afternoon Our thanks to Ricky K. for reporting that the Disney AMC Theater machine is still out of order. This machine appears to be serviced by an outside company. We hope to report it is working soon. If you have an update to share, please contact Boomer.

New DownTown Disney
Hand Crank Penny Press Machines!

Details in The ParkPennies Pressed Penny Guide
Picture of hand crank penny press machine
DownTown Disney at AMC Theater
DR0139, DR0140, DR0141 and DR0142
September 14, 2013
Picture of hand crank penny press machine
DownTown Disney at Vinylmation
DR0143, DR0144, DR0145 and DR0146
September 14, 2013

09/14/13 New Pressed Pennies! Our thanks to a long time ParkPennies.com contributor, Lou S., for reporting the arrival of the two rumored DownTown Disney hand crank machines. The machines are four die outdoor stand-alone design. (Be ready to do some cranking!) One is located near the Anaheim DownTown Disney AMC Theater and the other near Vinylmation across from the Tortilla Jo's restaurant. As of late Saturday, the machine in front of the Disney AMC Theater was not working. It accepted quarters but rejected the accompanying cent. :-( We hope to report the machine up and running soon. We'll update the ParkPennies.com Pressed Penny guides as soon as we have scans of all eight coins. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.

09/14/13 ParkPennies.com readers have emailed us looking for the 30th Anniversary VoluntEars pressed penny set. Currently all three coins are separately listed on eBay by a well known seller. Here is are links to view the VoluntEars auctions and other auctions by fellow ParkPennies readers.

09/04/13New Pressed Pennies! Tokyo Disneyland has been really busy! Lots of new coins, thank goodness for Kuniaki Hiraki's reports!
Kuniaki writes... Hello, Halloween 2013 medals were released on September 03, 2013 TDL1381-82 TDL Penny Arcade --- Donald & Daisy, Mickey & Minnie TDL1383-84-85 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Mickey, Minnie, Pumpkin Girls TDS1339 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ---- MickeyTDR336-337 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel --- Mickey & Minnie, Donald & Daisy TDS 12th Anniversary medal was released on September 03, 2013 TDS1340 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ---- Mickey Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Because of his love of the hobby, Kuniaki continually voluntears an amazing amount of time to update and maintain His Excellent TDR Medals web site also in English for the use of his English speaking collector friends. Do check it out. Here is also a link to His original Japanese Language web site. (Translated)

09/02/13 We just added 18 coin images to complement our most recently reported 18 Hong Kong Disneyland pressed souvenirs. :-)
Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.

09/02/13 New Pressed Pennies! Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the newest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello, 2013 September monthly medals were released TDL1379 TDL Penny Arcade ----Chip 'n Dale TDL1380 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Bambi TDS1338 TDS Galleria Disney ---- Aladdin Thank you
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan
Because of his love of the hobby, Kuniaki continually voluntears an amazing amount of time to update and maintain His Excellent TDR Medals web site also in English for the use of his English speaking collector friends. Do check it out. Here is also a link to His original Japanese Language web site. (Translated) You can view coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers on Kuniaki's Current medals list. Don't forget, the early 1990's - 2011 ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

08/26/13 As per the Disneyland Pressed Penny Guides, the returning Starcade token press machines now press cents. Please note that although the Wreck It Ralph and Tron machines have pressed cents before, the Space Mountain 35th Anniversary coin press machine is now pressing cents for the first time. -No obverse or reverse coin design changes were made, only changes in the type of coin / token that is accepted by the machine and pressed. Our thanks to the well known Disney elongated coin collector, Mark B. for suggesting we post a note about the change here on the news page.

08/26/13 Our thanks to Oded Paz and The Elongated Collectors Organization for the honor of awarding us the 2013 TEC Presidential Merit Award for "Maintaining the web site ParkPennies.com providing a great service to collectors of Disney ec's". We have been proud members of TEC since the 1990's and thank TEC for many good friends and fun memories over the years. ParkPennies has a link for information about joining TEC, the popular TEC Newsletter and more. Happy collecting, Boomer.

8/22/13 Our thanks to Rich C. for sharing news with us that the Starcade "token" presses have returned, now pressing pennies. (UPDATE 8/26/13: Please note this is the first time the Space Mountain 35th Anniversary set has been been offered on pressed cents as detailed in the Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide.) Many collectors liked the pressed tokens. I wish Disneyland could have kept them, maybe with new dies and larger images. Hopefully collectors that wanted these first of a kind souvenirs pressed them already. The ParkPennies Pressed Penny Machine Location Page and our guides have been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.

08/21/13 An earlier post mentioned new WDI Pressed Penny Pins were reported at the D23 Convention... Well you know Boomer couldn't wait to acquire the new pins and update the Pressed Penny Pin Page for you. Yes, ParkPennies.com has a Pin Page! What is this world coming to? :-) No, seriously we haven't lost our focus, most of these neat pins were modeled after really cool Disneyland elongated coins. So we know many fellow advanced pressed penny collectors will want to collect them. Of course, a comprehensive guide is important to building a complete collection. We hope you'll find the ParkPennies Reference Listing of all Pressed Penny Pins a useful and welcome addition to our pressed penny guides.
Most importantly, our thanks to you for "Like-ing" our ParkPennies FaceBook page! We've nearly reached the 500 "Likes" mark! Your visits and sharing our humble site with your friends via links and posts has made it all happen. Thank you very much for your support and Happy Collecting, Boomer.

08/18/13 New Pressed Pennies! Jimmy in Hong Kong again has news of two more new penny press machines at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort! Tokyo and Hong Kong have been really busy. Our thanks to Jimmy for marquee pictures of the penny press marquees, which have been added to our latest Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide page.

08/15/13 New Pressed Pennies! Our thanks to Thelma C., a 2005 Collector of the Month Honoree, for reporting six new Hong Kong Disneyland pressed pennies today. One set celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. If you'd like to see all the "pressed pennies" issued by the HKDL Resort, here is a link to the ParkPennies Hong Kong Disneyland Guides.

08/15/13 UPDATED Our thanks to eBay store owner, uavpilot1, for kindly confirming that some WDI Pressed Penny Pins were offered at the D23 Show, the WDI Wreck It Ralph Set of Six, WDI Splash Mountain Set of Three and the WDI Pirates of the Caribbean Set of Three. We look forward to adding these new sets along with the earlier Mickey, Donald, and Goofy set to the ParkPennies WDI Pressed Penny Page as images become available. Happy Collecting, Boomer.

08/11/13 New Pressed Pennies!Fellow collector, Jimmy in Hong Kong, reports six new Hong Kong Disneyland pressed pennies! The coins will have guide numbers HKDL1307-1312. Our thanks to Jimmy for the marquee pictures. Happy collecting, Boomer.

08/10/13 A new WDI Wreck It Ralph themed set of six "Pressed Penny Pins" was just released! We'll be adding them to the WDI Pressed Penny Page as soon as we have a set in hand for scanning.

08/07/13 D23 Pressed Pennies? Sorry, not this year. But, needless to say, many Disneyland Cast Members are fellow pressed penny fans too. Over the years we have seen them make great efforts to support this wonderful hobby. So, do let them know we appreciate their efforts and hope they'll have a D23 coin press at the next D23 event. I know, we just did, but... :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.

08/02/13 Many readers have asked the status of the three token presses at the Starcade. As long time readers will recall, three penny press machines were converted to pressing quarter-sized arcade tokens and placed at the Starcade in Tomorrowland on February 2, 2013. (News post below) They were exceptionally popular. However, on about July 16, 2013, they were taken offstage. We noted the machines on The ParkPennies Pressed Penny Machine Location Page as "Missing". Since then, there has been speculation that the machines might return with new larger image dies or that the machines have been retired after having a very busy last few months pressing 75 cent tokens for happy collectors. So far, we only have rumors, but, will post updates, as they become available, here. When you have news to share, please contact Boomer. 08/02/13 New Pressed Pennies! Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the newest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello; 2013 August monthly medals were released. TDL1377 TDL Penny Arcade ----Nemo TDL1378 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Cleo TDS1337 TDS Galleria Disney ---- Genie Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Because of his love of the hobby, Kuniaki continually voluntears an amazing amount of time to update and maintain His Excellent TDR Medals web site also in English for the use of his English Speaking Collector friends. Do check it out. Here is also a link to His original Japanese Language web site. (Translated)
You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

08/01/13 Could be of interest if you own penny presses or collect pressed pennies? ;-) ... The good folks at Coin Update have a bit more information about the:
"H.R. 1719 Cents and Sensibility Act [Coin Update coverage] The bill seeks to immediately alter the composition of the cent, nickel, dime, and quarter to American steel. In the last Congress, separate bills had been introduced seeking to change the composition of only the cent and nickel to steel". ParkPennies has a small collection of links to articles at the bottom of this page about "The Future of United States Coinage" and here is a link to a PDF copy of Bill HR1719, Cents and Sensibility Act as reintroduced on April 24, 2013.

Tiki Room 50th pressed penny
New Tiki Room 50th
Pressed Penny Set!

08/01/13 New Pressed Pennies! Tiki Room 50th Anniversary pressed penny set! It's located in the Raja's Mint penny press at the Bazaar in Adventureland, Disneyland USA! We've already updated the Disneyland Pressed Penny Machine Location Page and the Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide Page. Happy collecting! 07/22/2013 New Pressed Pennies!New backstamps for the Mickey, Bellhop Goofy and Goofy's Kitchen pressed penny set at the Disneyland Hotel! This machine and the Ratatouille machine next to it both have new backstamps now and were working great. We've already updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Penny Guide and the Disneyland Pressed Penny Machine Location Page. "Like" us on Facebook and get ParkPennies.com updates that we also post here. Happy collecting, Boomer.

07/17/2013 New Pressed Pennies!After a short absence, The Acorn Gift Shop penny press has returned with new Grand California Hotel & Spa backstamps! We've already updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Penny Guide and the Disneyland Pressed Penny Machine Location Page. Happy collecting, Boomer.

07/13/2013 Kuniaki Hiraki reports of more new medals at Tokyo Disneyland! Hey Disneyland USA! Are you listening? :-) Kuniaki writes... Hello; Eight Resort line medal designs were changed on July 08, 2013 and Summer Festival medals were released. TDL Tomorrowland Terrace. TDS Villa Donald Home Shop. The medal of the 5th anniversary of the Disneyland hotel, which I expected, does not seem to appear currently. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers on Kuniaki's Current medals list. Because of his love of the hobby, Kuniaki continually voluntears an amazing amount of time to update and maintain His Excellent TDR Medals web site in English, all for the use of his English Speaking Collector friends. Do check it out. Here is also a link to His original Japanese Language web site. (Translated)

07/02/2013 Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the newest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello; 2013 July monthly medals were released TDL1358,TDL1359,TDS1331) TDL Penny Arcade TDL Tomorrowland Terrace TDS Galleria Disney Medal design were changed (TDL1360-1373, TDS1332-1334) TDL Pirates Treasure TDL Pacific Export TDL Western Wear TDL Home Store TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store Two mini files were released Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

06/23/2013 For many ParkPennies readers a new pressed penny find is a great excuse to visit the park, share the news here with fellow collectors and start looking for the next new coin. But, most ParkPennies readers are a long distance from the park or understandably find DLR admission prices and travel costs a luxury reserved only for very special occasions. So, I thought we'd post a few fun, sometimes overlooked, alternative ways to collect Disneyland elongated coins for those new to Disneyland pressed coin collecting.
If you have transportation to the Disneyland Resort- Don't forget all the Disneyland Resort Hotels, Downtown Disney, and Nearby Disney Themed pressed coins listed in the Disneyland Penny Press Locations Page can be pressed without paying admission. Parking is also free at the Downtown Disney parking lot for three hours and pressed pennies only cost 51 cents! A visit to DTD can be a fun time for an avid collector or an entire family, if you are on a budget or not. :-) Downtown Disney has lots of neat stores too. Like The World of Disney... that has penny press machines! :-) There are also lots of places to have a snack or lunch like the Rain Forest Cafe... that has penny press machines! :-) Or White Water Snacks, a sort of hidden casual place to eat at the Grand Californian Hotel, one of Boomer's favorite places to have a Coke or some Nachos.... and it's not far from the penny press machine at the Acorn Gift Shop! :-) Oh, don't forget that if you visit Downtown Disney after work or school, there is often free outdoor entertainment in the evening, especially on weekends. Fun!
You can also collect via your desktop or smartphone without leaving your home (0r office :-) - Online "Yahoo Groups", The Elongated Collectors Organization, and other web sites listed on our Fun Pressed Penny Links page offer a great way to meet fellow collectors, trade elongated coins and talk about collecting without leaving your home. Also, don't overlook the sometimes remarkable Disneyland elongated coins offered on eBay. We have personally found coins auctioned by fellow collectors as well as non collectors that we may otherwise never been able to acquire. Needless to say, it's more fun to win that bargain auction than to hear about it from someone else. :-) So, we have a page that lists Disneyland Pressed Penny Auctions by fellow collectors. The ParkPennies.com "staff" doesn't have any coins for sale on this list, but, we sure check it often. ;-)
I can't believe it! I was only going to post a sentence or two...! Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.

Mystic Point HKDL magical coins marquee 6/2/2013
The NEW HKDL1304, HKDL1305 & HKDL1306
Hong Kong Disneyland pressed penny pins 6/1/2013
HKDL Pressed Penny Pins

06/02/2013 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong who reported today that there are three new Magical Coins onstage! And they match the recently released HKDL pressed penny pins! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.

06/01/2013 Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the newest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello, 2013 June monthly medals were release. (Guide numbers TDL1356, TDL1357 and TDS1330) TDL Penny Arcade ----------- Paper doll Mickey TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Paper doll Minnie TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Pinocchio This paper doll is called "Teru Teru Bohzu" in Japan to which children pray for fine weather tomorrow Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.

06/01/2013 Our thanks to Jeanne who recently reported that the Voluntears 30th Anniversary machine is backstage in a Cast Member only area and now presses nickels. Pressed pennies with the 30th Anniversary logo backstamps were offered at the May 1st, 2013 30th Anniversary Event. No change in the coin has been reported other than the denomination pressed. The Disneyland Cast Member and Special Events elongated coin guide has been updated with images of the new pressed nickels.

05/30/2013 Bryan in Hong Kong reports that all HKDL Magical Coin pressed penny machines have increased the cost of a Magical Coin from 10 Hong Kong Dollars to 15 Hong Kong Dollars. (Now about $2.00 USD each.) Read more on our HKDL Magical Coin news page.

New Disneyland Hotel themed pressed penny backstamp
New Disneyland Hotel
Themed Pressed Penny Backstamp

05/23/2013 New Pressed Pennies! New Disneyland Hotel themed backstamps have been added to the Ratatouille pressed penny set at the Disneyland Hotel. Guide numbers and pictures will be added to the Disneyland Resort Pressed Penny Guide shortly. These coins, can be pressed without paying admission to the park, as can all "DR" Disneyland Resort Guide listed coins. Our thanks to the Anony-mouse reporter. 05/22/2013 A very long time collector, known by many early Disneyland elongated coin collectors, has placed some of his coins up for sale by private auction on his Disneyana web site, www.cs-collectibles.com. These coins are not listed on eBay... you might spot a coin you are looking for? Here's the link to his Disney elongated coin sale. Happy collecting, Boomer.

05/14/2013 The good folks at DisneyPostCards.com just sent a most welcome email talking about the 1970 Disneyland Resort Pan Art Postcard. You know, the one that features the earliest known Disneyland related elongated coin! Well, I checked out their Disney Post Cards web site and thought you would want too also. Be careful, I think it would be easy to catch the Disney postcard collecting bug.... if you haven't already. :-)

05/11/2013 Our "Just the Facts", abridged, travel-sized version of the entire ParkPennies Disneyland Resort pressed penny guide, is linked on this left side of this page. The file has been here for years, but was even harder to find than it is now. :-) As you may know, the "Just the Facts" guide is a single Excel file, easily modifiable for personal, non-commercial use, and covers all Disneyland Resort Guide elongated coins from 1987 to 2013 as updated. Because the guide has no pictures and very brief descriptions, it's great for quick reference, want lists, trade lists, notes, etc. And, because it's an Excel file, it can be converted into Word docs, labels, indexes, etc. Enjoy!
As always, if you wish to republish any ParkPennies content / properties or use them in a way not already granted by the generous ParkPennies.com Terms of Use, just email Boomer usually we enthusiastically grant permissions.

05/04/2013 We've updated the Duffy Pressed Penny Guide with six new coins.
5/04/2013 Our thanks to the well known collectors John and Nancy that shared with us that the machines that have been behind construction walls at the exit to the Lincoln exhibit / Main Street Opera, are now accessible. The ParkPennies Penny Press Locations page has been updated.

Voluntears New Celebrating 30 years of Magic Backstamp
New Celebrating 30 years of Magic Backstamp

5/03/2013 NEW CAST MEMBER ISSUED ELONGATED COINS! ParkPennies has received most welcome news of a Cast Member Event that was held at the Disneyland Resort on May 1, 2013 for the 30th Anniversary of The Disney VoluntEars charity.... The VoluntEars penny press machine was there and in honor of the event, the VoluntEars pressed penny set features a new backstamp! So far, we have only preliminary information. But, we do have a picture of the new backstamp and have updated the Disneyland Cast Member and Special Events elongated coin guide.


5/02/2013
Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of the newest Coins of the Month at Tokyo Disneyland! Kuniaki writes... Hello 2013 May monthly medals were released. (Guide numbers TDL1354, 1355 & TDS1329) TDL Penny Arcade ----------- Carp streamer Morty & Ferdy TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- General's helmet Chip 'n Dale TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Cleo On May 5, we say the Boy's Festival. It is a day in hope of the growth of the boy in Japan. Like the carp which climbs the waterfall, we pray for cheerful growth of the boy. The General's helmet is a symbol to grow up into success in life and as a strong man. Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

DL0547-549 pressed dime machine marquee as of 4/30/13
DL0547, DL0548, and DL0549
ToonTown Pressed Dime Set

5/01/2013 A very busy day! Lots happening at Disneyland! First a New pressed dime set in ToonTown, Disneyland USA!
Our thanks to Mike R. who spotted the machine as it was being installed around 1:30PM. The ParkPennies Penny Press Locations and The Disneyland elongated coin guides have already been updated. The dime press is currently making well spaced, fully rolled, flat dimes (!) with "Disneyland Park" banners on the front and a "MICKEY's ToonTown, Disneyland® Park" backstamp! I was also impressed by how well this Eurolink style penny press has been set up to press such small coins.

5/01/2013 With our thanks to Paul P. THREE penny press machines were reported back at the Starcade in Tomorrowland...
Boomer thinks this may be the start of a new collectable series... The Tron penny press, the Wreck It Ralph penny press and the Space Mountain 35th Anniversary nickel presses are back and pressing tokens now! Yes, the new "Starcade Disneyland Park" inscribed tokens that are dispensed for 25 cents each at the Starcade and are used in the various coin-op pin ball and video machines, can now also be used and pressed in the Starcade coin press machines! Each of the three coin press machines placed onstage May 1st, 2013, at the recently remodeled Starcade, accept these cool tokens exclusively. Yes, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln need have no fear of being pinched at the Starcade any longer. :-) Two tokens pay for the press and a third token is pressed into a large, thick, heavy, brass-colored souvenir! As collectors have observed in other Disney parks around the world, pressed tokens can avoid challenges like we have here in the USA, like future changes in coinage and today's zinc cents. Because the tokens are even a bit larger than a quarter, they offer a larger surface with the potential for more visible and detailed images than currently offered at the Disneyland USA or WDW Resorts. This conversion to tokens also means less cost to the collector for a souvenir of this size. At 75 cents each including the token to be pressed, the cost is even less than the $1.00 it used to cost to press a quarter. (Four quarters total, three for the press plus one kept by the collector.) Yet, the profit to the machine owner is nearly the same because a pressed token is kept by the collector, instead of a pressed quarter... a needed bit of relief for coin press machine owners that haven't seen a significant price increase in these little treasures since 1987 when pressed pennies were introduced for 50 cents each or 1996 when pressed quarters were introduced for a $1.00 each. (The Tokyo Disneyland Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland have used planchets (copper disks) for years. ) Yikes! There I go wondering on and on again! :-)
So, you ask... what do the new pressed token souvenirs look like??!!! Not that you can really tell given my poor quality pictures... They look much better in person. The solid, heavy, thick, brass-gold-tone tokens are really nice. They are currently pressed with the smaller cent and nickel dies shown, but, have the potential for very large, detailed quarter+ sized images. Boomer on Google The nine new pressed tokens, pressed on unchanged Tron DL0499 DL0500 and DL0501, Space Mountain 35th Anniversary DL0528 DL0529 and DL0530, and Wreck It Ralph DL0531 DL0532 and DL0533 coin dies and backstamps, will retain their original guide numbers with a "T" suffix acknowledging the new token variation. The ParkPennies Penny Press Locations page and The Disneyland elongated coin guides are already updated. Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.

Image of a new Disneyland pressed token
At last, pressed tokens for
Disney collectors in the USA
A New Collector Series?

(Game tokens are pressed in place of coins
and also used for machine payment)
New Space Mountain  pressed token marquee 5/1/2013
New Tron token marquee 5/1/2013
Wreck It Ralph pessed token marquee 5/1/2013

4/29/2013 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for sharing news of a 2011 set of pressed pennies that are back onstage. Jimmy's update has been added to the 2013 Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide.
4/29/2013 Kuniaki Hiraki wrote to share news of even more 30th Anniversary Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Pennies! Kuniaki writes... Hello, New six medals were released. TDR 30th Anniversary "Happiness is Here" medals were released on April 20, 2013 at TDL Penny Arcade."Happiness is Here" is day time Parade at TDL. Mickey, Goofy, Elephant (Abu), Tinker Bell, The Queen of Hearts, Penguin (Mary Poppins) guide no. TDL1348-TDL1353 Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list. ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.
04/24/2013 The Princess quarter press is back onstage after a short absence. It appears that the Disneyland Arcade Folks demonstrated their in park talent by correcting the original Jasmin coin die to read Jasmine. And the machine is pressing beautifully! Luckily, many readers here and via "Liking" ParkPennies FaceBook page, pressed this set when first reported and have the now scarce "Jasmin" pressed quarter. Our thanks for the most welcome reports and updates you share here with fellow collectors that help make these early reports possible. Spot a new elongated coin at The Disneyland Resort? Share the news with fellow collectors here, you will get named credit for your find, and keep Boomer on his toes! :-)
The Disneyland elongated coin guide and the ParkPennies Penny Press Locations page have been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com... See you at the Park! :-)

04/19/2013 Reports, research, and a little detective work have established that the latest Princess elongated quarter set features some slight variations. We have noted the Disneyland elongated coin guide as follows: " Temporary note: When first placed onstage, the DL0544 "B" button was the only coin in the original onstage set exhibiting a post original engraving coin grip enhancement. However, samples of coins pressed post 4/7/2013 from buttons "A" the DL0543 and "C" the DL0545 also show signs of post original engraving coin grip modifications that must have been done between 4/3/2013 and 4/7/2013. Once this coin press machine returns to stage and a set of current samples can be examined, our guide entries for this set will be updated. Most likely, the DL0543 and DL0545, which were modified after their placement onstage, will have "a" variations, e.g. DL0543a and DL0545a, much as the DL0531-533 / DL0531a-533a set. Advanced collectors may wish to attribute this slight variation in coins they have already acquired and / or provide appropriate accommodation for the future addition of these variations in their collections." Boomer sez "They made the little notches bigger." :-)

04/14/2013 Like to surf some Disney elongated coin auctions? Currently there are more than 200 separate Disney elongated coin auctions linked to ParkPennies.com by fellow visitors. Boomer has picked up a nice coin or two by checking that list often, especially for Buy it Now items. If you'd like to link your auctions to ParkPennies.com it's free, here's how. Happy collecting from the folks at ParkPennies.

04/12/2013 I just was out of town for a few days and LOTS happened! Latest rumor is that the Princess quarter press machine is offstage to correct the Jasmin-e die. We hope to have an update / conformation soon.
Yes, our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported 42 more new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort: Kuniaki writes... Hello, 42 medals were released on April 11, 2013 at TDR
TDR 30th Anniversary medals(40 medals) TDL Penny Arcade (TDL1343,1344) TDL Tomorrowland Terrace (TDL1345-1347) TDS Figaro's Clothiers (TDS1310-1312) TDS Nautilus Gifts (TDS1313-1315) TDS Il Postino Stationery (TDS1316-1318) TDS Expedition Photo Archives (TDS1319-1321) TDS Agrabah Marketplace (TDS1322-1324) TDS Mermaid Treasure (TDS1325-1327) TDS Villa Donald Home Shop (TDS1328) Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel Miracosta (TDR310-313) Disney Ambassador Hotel (TDR314-316) Tokyo Disneyland Hotel (TDR317-319) Disney Resort Line (TDR320-327) TDS Il Postino Stationery Medal design were changed (2 medals) TDR 30th Anniversary Collection Book & Mini file. Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan
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You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

04/08/2013 Our thanks to Randy K. for his contributions / updates to the ParkPennies.com Penny Press Locations page today.

04/07/2013 Our thanks to Eddie for being the first to report that our old friend, the Tinker Bell pressed quarter machine, that has long been inaccessible because of construction, is again available at the Main Street Train Station. Our thanks to Mike R. for reporting that the new Princess quarter machine was apparently serviced and returned to the Small Word Toy Shop today. And is working great.
04/03/2013 A big thank you to Greg J. who reported a Buzz Lightyear backstamp variation which was not acknowledged in our guides. We have noted that variation with credit to Greg.
04/03/2013 The latest Walt Disney Imagineering pressed penny style pin sets, "Rivers of America" and "Lilo and Stitch", were added to the ParkPennies.com WDI Pressed Penny Pins Guide page.

4/2/2013 Princess Quater Press Marquee
4/2/2013 Princess Quarter Press Marquee
DL0543, DL544, & DL0545

04/03/2013 NEW PRINCESS QUARTER SET! Just placed onstage Tuesday, April 2nd, at the Small World Toy Shop located in Fantasyland at the Disneyland Resort. (More details and coin pictures have been added to the Disneyland elongated coin guide.) We were impressed with the three dimensional detail of the engraving, the artwork size, and that the machine presses them perfectly flat. Also each coin is inscribed with "Disneyland Park", the character's name, and a logo "FantasyLand Disneyland Park" backstamp that covers the coin reverse. As has been the trend with new Disneyland Resort quarter press machines, these very collectable Disneyland souvenirs are priced at $1.25 including the quarter that is pressed. This new princess pressed quarter set replaces the DL0425, DL0426, DL0427 Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty pressed quarter set, which is now retired. Our thanks to all fellow Disney collectors that visit our humble web site, shared it with friends or "Like" our FaceBook page :-) Happy Collecting from the folks at ParkPennies.

04/02/2013 Our thanks to Mike P. and Robyn who recently asked about the latest WDI pressed penny pin set which was released March 26th. We hope to have scans of these really neat Paradise Pier and Adventure Land themed pins added to the WDI Pressed Penny Pin page later this week.

04/01/2013 Yes, our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported even more new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Kuniaki writes... Hello, 2013 April monthly medals were released. (Guide numbers TDL1332, TDL1333, TDS1309) TDL Penny Arcade -----------Donald TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Daisy TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Figaro Three medals designs were changed at each of three TDL shops: TDL Golden Galleon (TDL1334, TDL1335, TDL1336) Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Mr.Smee TDL Gag Factory/ Toontown Five & Dime (TDL1337,1338,1339) Mickey, Pluto, Goofy & Max
TDL Pooh Corner (TDL1340, TDL1341, TDL1342) Poor, Tigger, Kanga & Roo Also several medals for the TDR 30th Anniversary will be released on April 11. Thank you. Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.
You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

03/20/2013 Our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported these new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort: Kuniaki writes... Hello; Spring Voyage medals were released on March 18, 2013: TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store ----- 3 medals Duffy, ShellieMay, Duffy & ShellieMay TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ---- 1 medal Mickey & Duffy Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel miracosta --- 2 medals Mickey & Duffy, Minnie & Shelly May 3 medal design were changed at Disney Ambassador Hotel Mickey, Mickey, Minnie Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Several new Duffy and Sally Mae coins will be added to our Duffy the Disney Bear pressed penny page as soon as we have coins to scan.
You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

03/12/2013 Ralph B. reports that all the Knott's Berry Farm Snoopy/Charlie Brown machines are new. I know there are more than a few Knott's collectors that read this page... our thanks to Ralph B. for his report.

03/05/2013 Looks like it may rain in sunny California... maybe good day to surf Disney elongated coin auctions? Currently there are more than 250 separate Disney elongated coin auctions linked to ParkPennies.com by fellow visitors. Boomer has picked up a nice coin or two by checking that list often, especially for Buy it Now items. If you'd like to link your auctions to ParkPennies.com it's free, here's how. Happy collecting from the folks at ParkPennies.

03/02/2013 Our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported these new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort:
Kuniaki writes... Hello 2013 March monthly medals were released. (guide number TDL1330.1331 TDS1304) TDL Penny Arcade -----------Girls' Festival Mickey TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Girls' Festival Minnie TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Daisy Girls' Festival: In Japan, we call it the Hina-Maturi. Hina means a small bird usually, but in this case young girl child. Maturi is the meaning of the festival. Hina-Maturi will take place on March 3 in the ancient tradition in Japan. It is an event to pray for the healthy growth of the young girl. Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.
ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

03/02/2013 NEW 2013 pressed penny set! Details in the Disneyland Pressed Penny guide and on the Disneyland Pressed Penny Machine Locations page. This coin set features a very small 20 13 that replaces four dots at the bottom of coins' borders and a special Main Street USA 2013 backstamp. Still only 51 cents each! UPDATE: This machine has recently been reported by several readers as "out of order". As long time collectors have observed, sometimes a machine is repaired during the day or overnight. Other times repairs require the machine to be taken off-stage. We often hear collectors familiar with WDW, complement the quality of the work done by the Disneyland Arcade Tech people. I too am confident that the Disneyland Arcade Team will continue to do what is needed to keep our treasured penny presses running. But sadly, ParkPennies usually has no way of knowing when any particular machine is being serviced or when it might return.

Penny press machine marquee 2013 penny set
DL0540, DL0541 and DL0542
The Disneyland Park 2013 pressed penny set

03/01/2013 Possible 2013 penny press set reported onstage. Update to follow.

02/19/2013 Recently John W. wrote to share a bit of very interesting information given to him by a Cast Member while John was pressing coins at the Starcade, Disneyland USA... According to the Cast Member, some Disneyland penny press machines are being tested for conversion to press tokens(!) If token pressing "penny" machines prove as suitable for park placement at Disneyland as they have at some other Disney Resorts, it could be a great opportunity for both penny and token collectors. Boomer can't wait! :-)
(Related: Some background thoughts about the necessity and popularity of Disney token presses is mentioned in our 11/29/2012 post. Examples of 1,000's of Disneyland pressed tokens from Disney machines already in service:TDL The Tokyo Disneyland Resort and HKDL Hong Kong Disneyland Resort )

02/13/2013 Just released, a NEW set of Walt Disney Imagineering pressed penny PINS! Yes, people do also collect pins. :-)

02/06/2013 Our thanks to Mike R. who reported the return of the Wreck It Ralph penny press machine at the Starcade, Tomorrowland. It appears the machine was offstage for maintenance that included enlarging of the coin grip notches. These die modifications will make the returning coins guide numbers DL0531a, DL0532a and DL0533a. The original, DL0531, DL0532 and DL0533 coins, with the smaller grips, are now retired as they can no longer be pressed.

02/02/2013 Our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported these new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort: Kuniaki writes...
Hello, 2013 February monthly medals: (guide numbers TDL1320.1321 TDS1303) TDL Penny Arcade -----------Mickey TDL Tomorrowland terrace ----&Minnie TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Donald Medal design changed at TDL Plaza Restaurant: (guide numbers TDL1322,1323,1324,1325) Mater Peas-in-a Pod Mike Boo TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port (guide numbers TDL1326,1327,1328,1329) Stitch Angel Jessie Bullseye Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan
. You may view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list. ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

01/27/2013 Our thanks to Thelma C. for reporting a new set of Magical coins at Hong Kong Disneyland!

01/25/2013 Our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported these new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort:
Kuniaki writes... Hello, Valentine Nights medal was released on Jan. 25, 2013 at TDS Il Postino Stationery TDS1302 Mickey & Minnie, Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. You can view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list. ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

01/19/2013 Our thanks to Dick S. for catching some long overlooked coin description errors and emailing us so the errors could be corrected for all of us using the guides. You might also want to view his amazing collection of cash coins via The Richard Edward Staeffler Memorial reference guides.

01/15/2013 On 7/17/12, we posted: It's official. The Ray Dillard collection of elongated coins will be auctioned by Stacks & Bowers Galleries. As many advanced collectors will tell you, this is The Collection of Elongated Coins. TEC NEWS made the news public in the July-September Issue. The latest word is that the collection will be auctioned at the Baltimore Whitman Show in November of 2012. Ray tells us that coins will be auctioned in lots and there may be an illustrated catalog. The auction items will also be available for viewing at Ray's "Dillard Enterprises" booth at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia, August 8-9-10, 2012. We'll post updates here and provide a link to the auction as soon as available. Both Ray and his collection of 1893-1978 pre-vended era elongated coins are legendary in the world of elongated coin collecting. This will be an excellent opportunity to own a bit of elongated coin history.
Now a second installment of Ray Dillard's legendary coins are being auctioned. (Lots 10600-10614) Don't delay, internet bidding is already open, the auction will go live and close 1/22/2012.

01/08/2013 Our thanks to Chuck N. and Nancy W. for spotting a backstamp image transposition in a recent guide update. You know, there is only one person in the world that thinks Boomer doesn't make a mistake now and then. (It's Boomer! ;-) So, when you spot a typo, please do please let us know it's a great help.

01/08/2013 The Disneyland Pressed Penny Locations Page has been updated and is current as of today. Do keep in mind that we don't note a machine's absence unless we feel it will be offstage for a week or more. Repairs, jams, etc. usually are corrected quickly. Machines in areas that are closed for refurbishment are sometimes moved to an adjacent area within a few days. Such moves are usually updated in the Disneyland Pressed Penny Locations Page as the news arrives. (Your most welcome reports really help us to keep the location page up to date.)

01/07/2013 The Disneyland and California Adventure Seasonal Nickel sets are now offstage and most likely retired. If you are an avid reader of this page, you had about three weeks to press a set of these traditional Christmas pressed coins.The Disneyland Resort has moved on from the 2012/13 Christmas and New Year Celebration. If you missed them, eBay usually has some for sale if you don't wait too long. View the entire very cool Disneyland Seasonal Pressed Nickels collection page.

01/07/2013 Our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported these new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort: Kuniaki writes...
Hello, Disney Sweet Love 2013 medals were released on Jan. 06, 2013. TDL Penny Arcade -----------Mickey & Minnie, Pluto & Fifi (guide number TDL1315-1316) TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Mickey, Minnie, Mickey&Minnie (guide number TDL1317-1319)and Disney Sweet Love 2013 Mini file was released.
(Pictures of three more new styles are on Kuniaki's Web Site.) This time only in TDL, there was not TDS. I hope new medal may appear on Jan. 14 Because Sweet Duffy event will begin on January 14 in TDS Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.
You can view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list. ParkPennies.com Guides cover All Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed pennies over the first 15 years of issue.

01/01/2013 Our thanks again to Kuniaki Hiraki who has reported these new coins at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort:
Kuniaki writes... A Happy new year. Hello, The medal making machine revived completely. Eighteen medals were released on Jan 01, 2013 at TDL, TDS, & Hotel 2013 January monthly medals were released: TDL Penny Arcade -----------Snake TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Mickey&Minnie Dharma TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Mickey&Minnie Snake is one of the zodiac, this year will be year of the Snake. Dharma is the name of God controlling law and order of the space, justice in Buddhism. 2013 series were released with six pieces at TDL Penny Arcade, six pieces at the TDL Tomorrowland Terrace and three pieces at the Tokyo DisneyLand Hotel. Thank you, Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. You can view all the coins currently onstage including traditional guide numbers, on Kuniaki's Current medals list.