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Welcome fellow Disney Pressed Coin Collectors to our 22nd year on-line! Here you will find the exclusive hobby standard ParkPennies Guides that include every single elongated coin ever onstage at The Disneyland Resort USA, Hong Kong, and Paris, plus Tokyo Disneyland's first 15 years of Disney pressed coin souvenirs and the Shanghai Disneyland Resort's Opening Day Magic Medallions. Plus Locations of all Disneyland coin Press Machines, and Checklists.Many pressed coin guides and files are also download-able. ParkPennies also offers our own grammatically-challenged pressed coin history, articles, and news. For Advanced Collectors, dedicated guides detail the legendary "DN" Disneyland USA Pressed Coin Prototypes, as well as "CM" Special Event and Cast Member elongated coins. For fun, the "DW" guide covers some "Tribute" pressed pennies and Disney penny press related souvenirs from as early as 1970. In all, more than 850 pages of Disney pressed penny related guides, articles, and news illustrated by more than 10,000 images of pressed coins, penny press machines, and marquees await you... and the friends we hope you will invite. :-) To start your visit, just click on any icon or drop down menu above and... Enjoy!
ParkPennies.com is by elongated coin collectors and for elongated coin collectors, sharing and promoting this wonderful hobby and preserving its history. ParkPennies has nothing for sale, is a non-commercial and ad-free hobbyist reference site based on our personal enjoyment of the Disney pressed penny collecting hobby since 1988, our online posts since 1997, and most importantly, the contributions by fellow collectors over the decades. So, please feel free to enjoy, contribute updates, and share ParkPennies with friends as we have with you.
8/28/19 Not many new machines at the park lately. So, we've had time to add or update a couple of pages. We hope you'll like them. The page additions were inspired by ParkPennies emails from fellow collectors and based on tips and notes we've collected over the years. They cover things I wish I had known when we first started collecting Disney pressed coins back in the 1980's... The University of Hard Knocks can be an expensive education! :-) Thankfully fellow collectors helped us out over the years. The two pages we updated are: Tips on How to Clean a Pressed Penny with a companion page, Tips on How to Flatten a Curved Pressed Penny. We also recently started a new page on Pressed Pennies Facts and Fiction: Do all coins press alike? Hopefully there is something that will be of interest to you or something you might share with another collector. As always, please contact Boomer to submit your most welcome additions to any page. By the way, thank you again for sharing links with friends and on social media to (y)our ad-free, nothing for sale, by collectors and for collectors hobbyist website... ParkPennies.com :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/24/19 New 2019 D23 Expo marquee picture added... Advanced Collector, Alex D. asks "Why does it say Walt Disney World on the marquee?". Hmmm.... indeed the D23 Expo penny press marquee at the Anaheim Convention Center, inside the walls of the 2019 D23 Expo, walking distance from The Disneyland Resort, does read: "TURN YOUR OWN PENNY INTO A WALT DISNEY WORLD SOUVENIR". Well, to the credit of D23, they had a very cool penny press, the elongated coins do not say "Walt Disney World", and it is not a credit card machine vending zinc cents! Yes folks, I did have to count to 10 and re-edit this post more than once. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer in Anaheim, home of The Anaheim Convention Center and The ORIGINAL DISNEYLAND RESORT! ;-)
UPDATE 8/23/19: The well-known long time Disney pressed coin collector, Aprille C., just shared an update about the D23 pressed coin machine... and some pictures! She reports the coins are currently free to press and cents are offered by D23 if you do not have your own. However, the line is long and you are permitted to press only one coin per turn. (As we understand it, a single set of the three different coins would require waiting in line three times!) -If you have additional pictures of the D23 pressed coin machine / marquee / sign / crowd, to share here with fellow collectors, please contact Boomer. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/23/19NEW MACHINE FOR D23 Confirmed! Our thanks to Aprille C. for being the first to report a rumored machine for D23 earlier this week and to Don C. for positive conformation today. Based on Aprille C's report and D23.com's post that follows here, it appears the machine is in... "The D23 Gold Member Fan Lounge, located at the back of Hall B, is a hideaway exclusively for D23 Gold Members. Just present your D23 Gold Member Card (or sign up to be a D23 Gold Member at D23 Expo 2019), and enjoy all the perks! There are charging stations for your phone, places for you to recharge, and exclusive giveaways to grab.". Image of the D23 coin press stage from D23.com. This set of D23 2019 coins will be listed in the ParkPennies Cast Member and Special Events Guide as CM0055, CM0056, and CM0057.
8/01/19Randy K. reports that the Star Wars pressed quarter machines are back onstage at the Starcade. We didn't notice any changes in the coins. We did heard that the machines were in need of some TLC / preventative maintenance which could be the reason for their absence. By the way, ParkPennies has plans to add a Disneyland "Star Wars" pressed coin page for those collectors that would like to build a specialized collection of Disneyland issued pressed coins with a Star Wars theme. Although there are not many coins in that category now, given the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land, we have A New Hope. :-) The future ParkPennies Star Wars Pressed Coin page will have guide numbers, years of issue and pictures to help in your search and organization... Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/21/19 Several machines are off-stage. Such as the two Star Wars machines at the Starcade, the boardwalk machine in Frontierland... all are over due to return. However, we've kept them listed on the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF as current because we believe, at least for the time being, that the machines are off-stage for preventative maintenance and will return. But, if there is conformation that the machines / coin sets will not return, or the return with new coin designs, we will as usual post here, update the guides and the coin location page. If you spot a new machine / coin design at the Disneyland Resort please contact Boomer to share and see your name here in print. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/14/19 Our thanks to Ricky K. and others who alerted us to a redirect of this web site. Thankfully, it didn't affect your most appreciated blog links to ParkPennies only some referral / search page links. I think it's fixed now. (Kind of like painting a bridge. When you've painted from one end to the other, it's time to start over again! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer. PS: Boomer is going crazy looking for a new coin press machine! Okay, I should have said crazier! :-) Maybe there will be something soon.
7/01/19 ZZZZzzzZZzzzz... Please see 6/06/19 post below.
6/06/19 Greetings! It's been a long time since our last post... Nothing has happened to write about so far. But, based on the latest rumors, we are hopeful that there will be a new machine(s) at the Disneyland Resort this summer. Vague I know, but, it's all I got so far. :-) Do check back often. We're always looking, listening, and spying! :-) If you spot a new coin press machine first, please contact Boomer to share the news with fellow collectors and see your name in print here for the find. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/19/19 Fellow collector, Eric Thomas of Bad Llama Group, has released a complement to his highly rated Pressed Coins at Disneyland Android Phone App. The newest app is The Pressed Coins at WDW Android Phone App. These apps are a *major* undertaking and Eric surely has our thanks for doing so much to share this wonderful hobby. Please do check it out these apps if you are looking for a way to keep pressed coin collection and machine locations info on your android phone(s). Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/05/19 Our 3/29/19 "Boomer's got to vent!" post brought some emails that may be of interest to people that love pressed coin machines or look forward to sharing the hobby with friends and future generations. One ParkPennies visitor mentioned a recent news article about New $1 Magic Kingdom Machines on the excellent PressCoins.com pressed coin web site. Another comment dated May 1, 2019 reads: "
The collecting of [Florida Amusement Park] elongated coins took a very different route today. This morning three new machines were put on stage. Two are 4-die machines and have new designs but they are now $1.00 a coin. The third "new" machine is at the Tomorrowland Speedway. It is the old machine that was always there but it has now been modified to take dollars or credit cards instead of quarters. The machine originally took 2 quarters and a penny and you got your pressed cent. Now you pay a dollar and you get a pre-loaded shiny new [zinc] penny. You no longer can use your own penny. This is the first that have come out....". Also: "
... I know many machines nation-wide now have gone to $1.00 a penny. I thought that [Florida Amusement Park] might hold the cost for collectors. Now I am interested to see how this works out, will collectors or casual collectors pay the dollar or will there be kickback about the doubling of the price. I am glad to hear that Disneyland is hold at 51 cents for the collectors.". [ParkPennies edits]
As long time readers know, ParkPennies tries to avoid "commentary". But, we feel we must to preserve this wonderful hobby.
I can only imagine the pressure Disneyland is under to follow other amusement parks. So, please do say thanks to the good folks at The Original Disneyland Resort. Your comments to Cast Members when you visit the park or when you post on social media lets them know you appreciate their preservation of Disney-land tradition, show, and this wonderful hobby. Per our 3/29/19 comment "... we do encourage fellow collectors and guests to voice their opinions directly to amusement park web sites or via social media. Often top management people see and appreciate guest feedback..." Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
4/08/19 NEW PENNY PRESS! Our thanks to Mike T., Mike R. and Boomer for reporting the latest Disneyland Park pressed coin machine. It's themed "Mary Poppins" and features three silhouette images of Mary Poppins and excellent backstamps! You'll find this machine at the Main Street Penny Arcade. The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides will be updated soon. Do print a copy or download a copy of our Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF on your smartphone for the latest locations of all Disneyland Resort area pressed coin machines. Happy collecting! Boomer.
3/29/19Sorry, Boomer's got to vent! We hear lots of complaints about "credit card" penny presses that vend poorly pressed zinc cents for $1.00 or 8 for $5.00. Rest assured, we share your frustration and we hear you loud and clear. Disney fans in California are lucky. The Original Disneyland Resort has always had "the real thing", pressed coin machines that provide the "show" that generations of visitors have enjoyed since 1987. Disneyland machines were the first Disney machines to press your own coin or token before you eyes, present an excellent souvenir, a priceless memory, and they still do. Not to mention the cost of pressed coins at Disneyland is still a bargain!
But, we know all too well that some parks have gone astray. So, readers write to us in hopes we can help. We are flattered. But, sadly we have no say over decisions made by "Florida amusement parks". However, we do encourage fellow collectors and guests to voice their opinions directly to amusement park web sites or via social media. Often top management people see and appreciate guest feedback. Matter of fact, even when you like what management is doing, I think they appreciate hearing from you. ;-) Happy collecting, Boomer. Thanks for reading. I feel better now. :-)
3/14/19Just Uploaded! Disneyland penny pressing adventure filmed inside the park! Chris says it all about the latest production: "Today on Provost Park Pass Chris presses his very first pressed penny. Pressed Pennies are amazing Disneyland souvenirs. This was one of our most requested videos!!" Boomer has long enjoyed Chris's YouTube Channel. But, this video has to, of course, be one of Boomer's favorites! Enjoy Chris's newest video and his contagious Disneyland penny pressing enthusiasm! :-) Do I sound too excited about this video?? Impossible! It's all about Disneyland Pressed Pennies!!!! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
2/17/19 A new DW0046 pressed coin set was reported today. It's the replacement for the limited and very similar DW0045 "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World" pressed coin set that came to an end when the die shaft shattered in 2018. The new DW0046 set is easily distinguishable from the DW0045 set because of the "Pressed Coin Collector" in place of the earlier "Pressed Penny Collector" and the missing dots before and after the words "Disneyland" and "Walt Disney World", as well as a slightly changed border,. We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this latest issue. -Edits, additions and corrections were made to this post 2/17/19- Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/26/19 When White Water Snacks was closed for remodeling in September of 2018, we listed the penny press machine located there as "Closed", "Inaccessible" with the hope the machine would return when the snack shop reopened. However, when White Water reopened on January 18, 2019, the coin press machine was absent. We are *assuming* that the DR0147-149 elongated coin set is retired and have noted that "We will presume for now that this set of coins has been "retired"" in the ParkPennies guide. On the bright side, there are a few machines in the DLR that were taken offstage, a great sign that new pressed coin sets may be planned! :-) The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/20/19 Recently the "Best Friends Forever" Pixar Fest themed penny press machines were taken offstage at the Main Street Penny Arcade and the boardwalk in Frontierland, Disneyland. A most welcome anony-mouse report today confirmed the machines have not returned. Given the coins were dated 2018 and had Pixar Fest backstamps, we believe these six coins, the DL0684-689, are retired. The Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide and the newly improved with larger print :-) Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page (PDF) have both been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/8/19 The Holiday pressed nickel sets are now offstage / retired in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure as the Disneyland Resort Holiday Season came to an end for 2018 /2019 on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides have been updated.
Also, 2019 has already brought new admission prices... A one day pass for one adult for both parks (Park Hopper), now costs $154.00 to $199.00 depending on the day, parking $25.00. Boomer remembers when his "good every day of the year with premium parking" annual pass cost $125.00. Yep. He's old... and starting to talk in third person... I think he er ah I need to spend a few leisurely days at the park and unwind, before my pass expires! :-) Don't forget, you can still collect all the "DR" Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney pressed coins outside of the gates of Disneyland and DCA without paying admission! And the cost of pressed coins at Disney is a bargain! (The ParkPennies Pressed Coin Machine Pages has a section of machines accessible without paying admission.) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/1/19 Our thanks to Alex, Lou, Anastasia, Bob, Char, Stan, Mike, and Ed to name just a few of the many ParkPennies readers who have shared their coin machine searches with fellow collectors here at ParkPennies over the past week. Although as of this morning, there is still no report of a Holiday Nickel machine at Disneyland Park, we have reported a nice one at Disney California Adventure and the "Holidays at the Disneyland Resort" will continue until January 6, 2019... So, Boomer ain't givin' up hope! If you spot a new coin press machine first, please contact Boomer to share the news and get all the credit. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/1/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! :-)
12/27/18Lisa Stiglic of MousePlanet has just published "A Penny for Your Thoughts and Souvenirs". An interesting read that shares fun uses as well as the hobby of collecting Disneyland pressed coins with a bit of penny pressing history too. While at MousePlanet do be sure to tour their web site, other articles, and visit their excellent forum! Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/27/18 No new machines to post today. But, we will update this page and the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF as soon as a new machine is reported. Boomer has visited the park often this week as have fellow ParkPennies readers. We hope to have good news soon, stay tuned. If you spot a new machine first, claim credit for your find when you contact Boomer. Happy Collecting from the folks at ParkPennies.
12/24/18 The very best of this wonderful time of year to all our friends and fellow pressed coin collectors from all the folks at ParkPennies.com.
12/21/18 Morning Update! Our thanks to Ed V. for reporting that The 2018 Disney California Adventure Holiday pressed nickels have arrived! This nicely engraved dated set of three nickels with excellent backstamps has displaced the DCA 2018 annual nickel set. The coin press machine, featuring a new video marquee is located in Jolly Trolley Treats, Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure. We have already updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and will update the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide soon. NO Disneyland Holiday Pressed Nickels yet. Keep checking this page for updates. The two sets often arrive within days of each other. Happy collecting! Boomer. PS: Thank you for posting links to www.ParkPennies.com :-) [Grammatical edits 12/21/PM]
12/18/18 As long time ParkPennies readers know, we try to keep the posts to a minimum. But, given that there have received so many inquiries about the traditional Disneyland Holiday Pressed Coin Sets recently, I thought an update would be in order. As of this morning, we do not have any new machines to report. However, we are still hopeful that the Disneyland Holiday nickel tradition will continue in 2018, for the 23rd consecutive year. So, do bookmark this page. We post news here and the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF first. If you spot a new machine before Boomer, you can claim bragging rights and get name credit for the find when you share the news with fellow ParkPennies readers. Best of the Season and Happy Collecting! Boomer.
12/7/18 A 2019 update to the business card type elongated coin by the well-known elongated coin collector and roller, Don Cade was reported today. It's engraved "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World". We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this latest issue. Best of the Season and Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/7/18 No 2018 Holiday Pressed Nickels yet... We receive reports and updates often, not to mention "ParkPennies Staff" park inspections and interrogations :-) But, so far nothing new to report. We are entering "The Holiday Pressed Nickels Zone" :-) these fun treasured collectables could be onstage most anytime over the next few weeks! If you spot a new machine / new set of pressed coins at the DLR, share the news and get credit for being the first to report them, here on ParkPennies. Best of the Season and Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/23/18 Just a quick post to hope your Thanksgiving made a wonderful memory for years to come. And... to confirm that, although Disneyland Resort Holiday Pressed Nickel sets are a tradition going back to 1995, and although every rumor suggests that the tradition will continue this year, no Holiday nickel pressed coin machines have been placed onstage yet. We hope to post news soon, but, if you spot them first, please share the news (and get finder's name credit :-) by contacting Boomer.
11/07/2018 Occasionally a Disneyland Resort pressed coin machine is reported to ParkPennies as missing or out of order. Because the Disneyland Resort Anaheim, has on site Disneyland Cast Members to adjust, maintain and repair their machines, often the machines are up and running quickly. If you spot a jammed machine etc. please report it to the nearest cashier. They usually will call in a repair request. In my experience, if the machine cannot be adjusted or repaired on site, it will be taken offstage, often for a short time. Because machines are often offstage for preventative maintenance or are repaired quickly, we do not update the machine status until it appears the machine will not return for at least a few days.
10/27/18 Reported by Chuck & Delores N. The World of Disney Store coin press machines have returned to DLR! They are in new cabinets... and have new backstamps to match the newly remodeled WoD Store! The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides are mostly updated and of course, the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated with the new machines locations. (I'm not sure how to describe the machine locations, they are now both inside the store and away from the doors. But, you'll spot them. By the way, these are "DR" guide coins and you can press them without paying admission! Happy Collecting! Boomer.
10/15/18 The Pressed Coins at Disneyland Android Phone App by fellow collector, Eric Thomas of Bad Llama Group, keeps getting better and better. Do check it out if you are looking for a way to keep collection and machine info on your android phone. The most recent app update includes the latest NBC pressed quarter set. We also have a permanent link to this app on the penny press locations page. Happy collecting, Boomer.
09/24/18 White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian is closed for remodeling. The penny press is inaccessible. It may be retired, but, we may not know for sure until December when, I'm told, White Water may reopen. Boomer.
09/22/18 Just a status update... many ParkPennies readers, including yours truly hope to see a new machine. We are often searching the park for one and many rumors have suggested that there will most likely be another new set of coins onstage soon. But, nothing yet. Maybe a set for the current Halloween Time? (A time to watch out for haunting things... like the software bugs at ParkPennies! :-). As always, if you're the first to spot a new pressed coin set, you can share it with fellow ParkPennies readers by clicking this link to contact Boomer. Happy collecting, the Folks at ParkPennies.
09/05/18 We've updated our very modest Disneyland Pennies In A Bottle page. Although you may see some bottles that you have never seen before, it's still a very new guide / collection that's just getting started. (Compared to other ParkPennies guides. :-) As you may know, it's been many years since Disney offered these little treasures to guests at their resorts and information about them is hard to come by. So, additions to make the guide complete will greatly rely on the images and information you can share. If you have some history or a Disney themed penny in a bottle that isn't pictured, please please let us know. We look forward to adding it to the guide. And if you don't mind, we'd like to thank you by adding your name as contributor to this fun and nostalgic Disney Pennies In A Bottle Guide. Happy collecting, Boomer.
08/27/18 Okay, maybe we're bragging just a bit. :-) ParkPennies was awarded a 2018 TEC Presidential Merit Award! Our thanks to TEC for this honor. Also, our thanks to the many ParkPennies visitors who have contributed their reports and suggestions that are part of this fun web site.
As long time readers will remember, Bob and Anastasia (Boomer and the ParkPennies Staff :-) have been members of TEC for decades as have many ParkPennies readers. It's a wonderful way to meet fellow collectors and keep up with the hobby. Members enjoy the TEC News, elongated coins, member ads, fun events and more. All for a very modest membership fee that makes possible the good work this well respected, non-profit volunteer powered organization has been doing since 1966. If you are not already a member, do checkout TEC, The Elongated Collectors. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/20/18 A new pressed coin was reported to ParkPennies by Dee D. and Don C. It's a business card type elongated coin by the well-known elongated coin collector and roller, Don Cade that is engraved "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / Walt Disney World". The perfect coin for many ParkPennies.com readers! :-) We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this cool new pressed coin design. [Edited 8/21/18 to help rationalize the confusion of the original post. :-) ] Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/12/18 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for reporting the latest Shanghai Disneyland Resort pressed coins... and the marquee picture too! As you can see, three retiring 1st Anniversary pressed coins were replaced by three new coin designs, Chip N Dale, Mickey & Minnie, Mickey & Pluto. (Note: Because the ring dies used in these machines hold four dies each, we think the "carry-over" castle may also be "new" coin, probably a variation of the castle that was offered with the 1st Anniversary set and the castle that preceded the 1st Anniversary set.) Collecting coins from SHDL? Here is a link to ParkPennies pages dedicated to Shanghai Disneyland Guides and Shanghai Disneyland Resort News. Happy collecting, Boomer. [Edited 1/14/18 to correct some grammatical errors and add some more. :-)]
8/12/18 Wonderful news! Kuniaki Hiraki, the well-known fellow collector and web master of Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent Tokyo Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin web site contacted ParkPennies with a status update. Kuniaki writes: "I apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately I was leaving Tokyo due to work relationship at end of June.
Therefore, I can not go to TDR, and I can not update the homepage from June. Currently, I am looking for a person who will make medal purchase. As far as I can know, about the medals that released after June, the page of guide number was updated. I apologize for any inconvenience but please do not hesitate to acknowledge it." I have assured Kuniaki that his hard work is greatly appreciated and that he need not apologize. Given he is now living in Sapporo, more than 1,000 kilometers and 16 hours travel from Tokyo, maintaining his excellent guides will be much more difficult. If you can be of help providing new TDR coin images, machine locations, etc. please contact him via his TDR pressed coins web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/03/18 A second new pressed coin machine arrived this week! Offering video and sound, this three-play coin press features friends themed designs from the Disney pictures Coco, Ratatouille, and Toy Story. Placed onstage this morning inside the Main Street Penny Arcade, Main Street, Disneyland USA. These new pressed pennies take the place of the now retired DL0672-DL0674 Main Street Electrical Parade pressed penny set. The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated and the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/2/18 NEW "BEST FRIENDS FOREVER" pressed penny set! Our thanks to an Anony-Mouse text sent to Boomer today. The new machine is located on the wooden sidewalk in front of Bonanza Outfitters, (The Pendleton Shop for us old-timers ;-) Frontierland, Disneyland USA. This set of pressed coins takes the place of the DL0480-482 Mickey Rivers of America pressed penny set. The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated and the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. You heard it here first! Share the hobby, share a link to ParkPennies.com. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/05/18NEW INCREDIBLES PRESSED PENNY SET! Boomer is just back from the park where he met some great people from Seattle :-) and... YES! Boomer found a new penny press! The new machine has a video marquee and offers three different pressed pennies: Button "A" features Mr. Incredible, button "B" Elastigirl, and button "C" Violet Parr and Dashiell Parr. PLUS each coin has a way cool Pixar logo lamp backstamp with "Disney California Adventure' inscription. A super fun Disney souvenir you can watch being made before your eyes still for only 50 cents, plus the penny you mash. :-) The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF is already updated with location information. The ParkPennies Disney California Adventure Pressed Coins Guide will be updated soon. Happy collecting! Boomer.
7/04/18 As of this morning, no new machines onstage. Next update Thursday. Happy Fourth of July!!!!, Boomer.
6/11/18 Our thanks again to Alex D. for his report. Given the DCA Paradise Pier machine locations have changed their names, the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated with the new location names hoping that new machines with Pixar Pier designs will greet guests later this month. (You know we'll report here as soon as a first sighting any new machines is confirmed.) By the way, there currently is a 40% off ticket price deal for DLR passholders to visit the park with friends. Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/16/18 The ParkPennies Home Screen Icon (bookmark) for Android & Apple is Free! :-) With it, open a ParkPennies.com page or the current Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF with a single click. Most phones: Open your smartphone's browser, go to most any www.ParkPennies.com page,
open phone "Settings" in the top corner of the browser and select "add to homescreen". (The picture to the left shows the ParkPennies.com homescreen / desktop bookmark icon on a homescreen / desktop.) Plus you'll have a beautiful pressed penny adorning your homescreen! :-) Happy Collecting, Boomer. PS Yes, it's slow at the park now. :-) Maybe a new machines with the open of Pixar Pier?
5/13/18 Our thanks to Fellow Collector Ralph X. in China who just sent a great Shanghai Disneyland pressed coin machine update! It's a long update, so please read it in its entirety on the Shanghai Disneyland Resort News Page. Happy collecting, Boomer!
4/28/18 Two web sites, victims of regulations and requirements, have been given space here on the ParkPennies.com servers. Both were "sponsored" by ParkPennies and we hope they will become independent web sites in the future. Until then, the more the merrier! :-) These web sites, www.PennyPressLand.com and www.PressedPennies.com will now enjoy no cost web space, "secure HTTPS" connections for visitors and, of course, no banner ads or pay walls! Sharing more Disneyland pressed coin articles and images here on your non-commercial hobbyist web site by and for fellow collectors of Disney themed pressed coins. (Full integration of these web sites, by an average webmaster should take a couple of hours... Boomer hopes to have it mostly done in a week or two. %-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.
4/21/18 Our thanks to Anastasia and David S. for reporting that the DR0192N, DR0193N, and DR0194N princess nickel press machine which was located in the now closed Dream Boutique, did not return when the shop reopened as The Disney Dress Shop. We believe this machine may be retired, but, we can't be certain yet. We'll watch the location / area and see if the machine returns with the Princess set or a new set of designs. Should also be new machines in The Pixar Pier area by this summer too. Let us know if you spot them first... Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/20/18Do you collect "Pressed Penny Books"?Alan H., TEC#4791, would like to hear from you. He's writing an article on the subject and your knowledge, comments, images, would be most helpful. You can contact him directly at email@example.com. Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/17/18 Kuniaki Hiraki reports... Oh my goodness!78 NEW TOKYO DISNEYLAND PRESSED COINS FOR TODAY! Our good friend Kuniaki writes: " Hello,
TDR 35th Happiest Celebration Medals were released on Apr. 10, 2018.
78 Pieces medals and 1 Collection Book were released. TDL1833 TDL Penny Arcade Mickey, TDL1834 TDL Penny Arcade Minnie , TDL1835 TDL Penny Arcade Castle , TDL1836 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace Mickey, TDL1837 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace Mickey & Minnie, TDL1838 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace Donald & Daisy, TDL1839 TDL Golden Galleon Mickey & Pluto, TDL1840 TDL Golden Galleon Chip 'n Dale, TDL1841 TDL Golden Galleon Goofy, TDL1842 TDL Pirates Treasure Mickey, TDL1843 TDL Pirates Treasure Minnie, TDL1844 TDL Pirates Treasure Tinker Bell, TDL1845 TDL Pirates Treasure Peter Pan, TDL1846 TDL Pirates Treasure Wendy, TDL1847 TDL Western Wear Mickey, TDL1848 TDL Western Wear Mickey, TDL1849 TDL Western Wear Donald & Chip 'n Dale, TDL1850 TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime Mickey, TDL1851 TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime Donald, TDL1852 TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime Daisy, TDL1853 TDL Poor Corner Pooh, TDL1854 TDL Poor Corner Tiger, TDL1855 TDL Poor Corner Piglet, TDL1856 TDL Home Store Cinderella, TDL1857 TDL Home Store Belle, TDL1858 TDL Home Store Alice, TDL1859 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Lightning McQueen, TDL1860 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Mike, TDL1861 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Bay Max, TDL1862 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Sulley,
, TDL1863 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Woody, TDL1864 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Buzz Lightyear, TDL1865 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Little Green Men, TDL1866 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Emperor Zurg, TDL1867 TDL Treasure Comet Stitch, TDL1868 TDL Treasure Comet Minnie & Daisy, TDL1869 TDL Treasure Comet Mickey,
, TDL1870 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Mickey, TDL1871 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Pluto, TDL1872 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Simba,
, TDL1873 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Simba, TDL1874 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Pumbaa, TDR579 Disney Ambassador Hotel Mickey & GoofyTDR580 Disney Ambassador Hotel Minnie, TDR581 Disney Ambassador Hotel Chip 'n Dale,
TDR582 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Mickey & Minnie, TDR583 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Donald,
TDR584 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Daisy, TDR585 Resort gateway Station Mickey, TDR586 Resort gateway Station Minnie, TDR587 Resort gateway Station Monorail, TDR588 Tokyo DisneyLand Station Chip 'n Dale, TDR589 Tokyo DisneyLand Station Tinker Bell, TDR590 Tokyo DisneyLand Station Monorail, TDR591 Bayside Station Pluto, TDR592 Bayside Station Goofy,
TDR593 Bayside Station Monorail, TDR594 Tokyo DisneySea Station Donald,
TDR595 Tokyo DisneySea Station Daisy, TDR596 Tokyo DisneySea Station Monorail,
TDR597 Bon Voyage Mickey, TDR598 Bon Voyage Minnie, TDS1815 TDS Galleria Disney Gelatoni, TDS1816 TDS Galleria Disney Stella Low, TDS1817 TDS Steamboat Mickey's Oswald, TDS1818 TDS Steamboat Mickey's Scrooge McDuck, TDS1819 TDS Steamboat Mickey's Goofy, TDS1820 TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store Daffy, TDS1821 TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store ShellieMay, TDS1822 TDS Il Postino Stationery Mickey, TDS1823 TDS Il Postino Stationery Minnie, TDS1824 TDS Il Postino Stationery Goofy, TDS1825 TDS Expedition Photo Archives Chip 'n Dale, TDS1826 TDS Expedition Photo Archives Donald, TDS1827 TDS Expedition Photo Archives Daisy, TDS1828 TDS Mermaid Treasure Ariel, TDS1829 TDS Mermaid Treasure Flounder, TDS1830 TDS Mermaid Treasure Erick & Ariel. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan " To see pictures of these coins and more, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. ParkPennies guides cover the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed coins: 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides. Of interest to TDR collectors, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com page that lists only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/06/18Kuniaki Hiraki reports Tokyo Disneyland's latest coins. Kuniaki writes: " 2018 April monthly medals were released on April 01, 2018:
TDL1828 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Pooh,
TDL1832 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Judy,
TDS1814 TDS Nautilus Gifts ---- Parl.
Medal designs were changed on April 01, 2018:
TDL1829-1831 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Mickey & Minnie, Mickey, Goofy.
Sorry I forgot to report about Easter 2018 medals which were released on Mar. 20, 2018:
TDS1811-1813 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ---- Mickey, Minnie, Donald.
TDR574 Disney Resort Line Bayside Station ---- Chip ‘n Dale,
TDR575-576 Disney Resort Line Tokyo DisneySea Station ---- Mickey & Goofy, Daisy,
TDR572-573 Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel Miracosta ---- Mickey & Goofy, Minnie & Daisy,
TDR577-578 Bon Voyage ---- Mickey & Minnie.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan " To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. ParkPennies pages cover the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed coins: 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides. Of interest to TDR collectors, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page for only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
3-18/19-18 While searching for new penny presses... Boomer spotted a friendly Native American waving... a ghost with his head in a hatbox (!)... AND a new pressed coin machine across the street from Disneyland!! Yes, a NEW 2018 "Home of Disneyland", DW0042, and the "California" pressed penny mentioning "Disneyland" returns, DW0043, both feature new backstamp text. (The machine also offers a third "Hollywood" pressed penny that does not mention Disneyland.) This machine is located at the Cove Mini Market on Harbor Boulevard at the Tropicana Inn. Our Free Penny Machine Locations page has been updated see these news coins now in the DW Disneyland Wannabe Pressed Coin Guide. Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.
2/18/18Wow! 2018 is our 20th "online" anniversary! Hard to believe that it all started way back in the last century! :-). In 1998, we shared the first Disneyland pressed coin spreadsheet (compiled by a group of avid collectors) on a tiny 5meg public web address that later became "ParkPennies.com". This 20th Anniversary is a great time to thank you all again for your continued support. Your visits, your sharing of the hobby and ParkPennies with your friends via social media postings, links, shares, likes... It's how the world finds our modest non-commercial site and often how new collectors are welcomed into this wonderful hobby. (Not to mention that your interest in ParkPennies makes our day and motivates us to do even better! :-) We also want to thank the many collectors, Cast Members, industry-related people, and park guests who over the years have helped with new machine reports, images, content, corrections, suggestions... We couldn't have done it without you. Like our mission statement says above: "ParkPennies.com is by elongated coin collectors and for elongated coin collectors, sharing and promoting this wonderful hobby and preserving its history. ParkPennies has nothing for sale, is a non-commercial and ad-free hobbyist reference site based on our enjoyment of the Disney pressed penny collecting hobby since 1988, our online posts since 1997, and most importantly, the contributions by fellow collectors over the decades. So, please feel free to enjoy, contribute updates, and share ParkPennies with friends as we have with you." Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com. PS Sorry, no free car giveaway for our 20th. But, we do have a Free Penny Machine Locations page! :-)
2/15/2018 Our thanks to Shawn P. and Laurence R. for reporting TWO NEW NICKEL MACHINES at DISNEYLAND! They are both the latest in the continuing "Yearly" pressed nickel collection. The Disney California Adventure 2018 nickel set is located at the south door, with a very cool backstamp, in the same machine that had the 2017 nickel set. The Disneyland Park 2018 "Yearly" pressed nickel set is located at the exit to the Main Street Opera (Lincoln) in the same location as the 2017 Yearly set. The machines were pressing great. Oh, the Finding Dory set is also back on stage at Kingswell Camera after switching back from the Holiday Nickels. We've, that is the extensive highly trained ParkPennies.com staff, er ah, just me, Boomer currently :-), has already updated the The Penny Machine Locations page and will add pictures and descriptions to the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide and the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin guide soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
2/13/18 Our thanks to Dee D. who just shared a PDF listing of DLRP Medallions from www.PassionDLRP.com. Dee adds that "Although this does not tell the whole story, what with many different reverses, this pic has all the "medailles" issued to date." I think both this PDF and the web site will be a great help to DLRP Medallion Collectors. Please see the ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Paris News Page for a collection of all DLRP updates and the ParkPennies DLRP pressed coin guides for all past and present DLRP pressed coins. Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/12/18Kuniaki Hiraki reports Tokyo Disneyland's 35th Anniversary coins! Kuniaki writes: "Hello,
Opening Soon 35TH Anniversary medal was released on February 10, 2018. TDL1825 TDL Penny Arcade --- Mickey. The 35th anniversary of the opening of TDL is April 15.
In accordance with sales of related products.
Opening soon medal was released on February 10.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. We have recently updated the ParkPennies 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides so they are now more "mobile friendly". If of interest, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page of only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/04/18 Kuniaki Hiraki just reported... Yes! More just released Tokyo Disneyland pressed coins! I would, if I still had it, lose my sanity just trying to keep track of all the new coins issued at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort! Thank goodness Kuniaki has mastered the art of finding every new coin. As proof he writes to share his knowledge : "Hello, The monthly medals were released on February 01, 2018.
TDL1819 TDL Penny Arcade --- Peter Pan & Wendy,
TDL1820 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Daisy,
TDS1809 TDS Nautilus Gifts --- Dory.
Medal design changed on February 01, 2018.
TDL1821-24 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner --- Mickey, Donald, Mike, Sully.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan"
To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
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1/28/18 Maybe of interest? We recently refreshed y-our incredibly beautiful, indispensable, free and worth every penny, work of art and compendium of knowledge... too much? :-) Okay, the boring drop-down menu at the top of the page. :-) It now has more stuff, it's more organized, we corrected a few errors and probably added a bunch more! :-) A copy of the finished product is adjacent to this post and... at the top of most ParkPennies pages. Do check it out maybe you'll see an article, guide or collection of interest. If you think of something that is missing or you'd like something added to make navigating better, please let us know. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/24/18 Our thanks to Mark S. for his help in updating the Machine Locations Page, especially DCA and reporting that the Splash Mountain machine is inaccessible, hopefully it will be relocated. Also, two seasonal machines were taken offstage today. The Disney California Adventure Holiday nickel machine and the Disney California Adventure 2017 Yearly nickel machine. Could be 2018 Yearly nickel sets are planned. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated again. :-) Do let Boomer know if you spot a new machine. Happy collecting! Boomer.
1/23/18 Our thanks to Jennifer, several ParkPennies readers and FB friends for reporting that the Disneyland Holiday nickel machine is off-stage. I had hoped it was temporary, the last report had the DCA machine still onstage. But, I guess we must resign to the fact it's gone... probably until the next Holiday Celebration. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated. Of interest, we are hearing rumors from trusted sources that yearly nickel sets are planned again for early 2018. These cool sets have become an awesome collection on their own... I can't wait to press a set! :-) Oh... The Electric Light Parade pressed penny machine is back at the Main Street Penny Arcade. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/16/18 Our thanks to Randy K. for reporting that the "Tropicana" coin press is offstage. Randy heard from the store clerk that the machine will return with 2018 designs. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated.
1/16/18Kuniaki Hiraki's I can't believe it's already been more than a week since the last batch of new Tokyo Disneyland coins! So, here's Kuniaki's report of this week's new coins (so far)!!! Kuniaki writes: " Hello, ANNA & Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy & Pixar Play Time medals were released on January 9th, 2018. TDL1815 TDL Penny Arcade --- Anna & Elsa, TDL1816-18 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Anna, Elsa, Olaf, TDS1605 TDS TDS Steamboat Mickey's --- Lightning McQueen,
TDS1606 TDS Il Postino Stationery --- Mike,
TDS1607 TDS Expedition Photo Archives --- Nemo,
TDS1608 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop --- Woody. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. We have recently updated the ParkPennies 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides so they are now more "mobile friendly". If of interest, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page of only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/15/18 I also noticed the 2017 nickel set located at the Lincoln exit was taken offstage probably sometime early today. I hope to have the guides and locations pages updated soon. We've had a bit of a software "challenge" recently. But, everything seems good now. Happy collecting! Boomer.
1/15/18One of the TOP questions we get here are about the Haunted Mansion Pressed Quarter sets. Our thanks to Eddie, Mike, and Ricky for sharing some great news about that long missed machine. It's back at Port Royal Curios & Curiosities! And it's offering the high quality DL0518, DL0519, and DL0520 / DL0525, DL0526, DL0527 Haunted Mansion pressed quarters including their original and the only high-relief "3D" pressed coin backstamps ever offered at any Disney Resort... in a new combination. With the addition of these three coins, the DL0678, DL0679, and DL0680, a nine coin Haunted Mansion set has been made. The set features each of the three pressed quarters paired with each of the excellent three high-relief, "3D" ghost backstamps, Ezra, Phineas, and Gus. ParkPennies' extensive staff, (me :-), is working on a page that will feature this cool nine coin set. I er... ah, I mean the extensive ParkPennies' staff, hopes to have the page completed in the next few days as well as the related Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide entries for these new coins. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated already. Happy collecting! Boomer. PS. Yes, that is a spider sliding down the marquee on this cool new video and sound coin press machine! See also: The Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Pressed Coins.
1/12/18 Our thanks to Randy K. for spotting an error in the description of a Disneyland Resort pressed coin. A tree image was described as a Sequoia. However, the engraving, upon close examination, appears to be a Redwood. We will be updating these Disneyland Resort USA references today. (Disneyland Paris Sequoia Hotel etc. should remain unchanged.) Other news... Welcome reports from several ParkPennies visitors mentioned the changes in Disney California Adventure's Paradise Pier that were effective January 8, 2018. Because of the transformation into a Pixar themed area, two pressed coin machines have been removed from stage / are inaccessible. They are / were located at Treasures in Paradise Gift Shop (CA0177-0179 Duffy the Disney Bear / Mickey Band leader set) and Sideshow Shirts Gift Shop (CA0214-0216 Lilo and Stitch set). At this time, we are not certain the machines will return. So, for now, they are listed only as "offstage" in the recently updated ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page. Maybe we'll see new pressed coins for the opening of Pixar Pier!? Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/06/18Kuniaki Hiraki's This might not be "news" anymore? 100's of new coins at Tokyo Disneyland each year and here are the 35 new coins for the first day of 2018! Our thanks to Kuniaki for his report of this amazing bunch of new coins! Kuniaki writes: "A happy New Year. 35 medals were released on Jan. 01, 2018. Three monthly medals and 32 2018 series medals. Monthly medals:
TDL1801 TDL Penny Arcade --- Mickey & Pluto;
TDL1808 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Pluto & Minnie;
TDS1801 TDS Nautilus Gifts ---Goofy. 2018 series medals:
TDL1802-1807 TDL Penny Arcade --- Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Lady, Tramp.
TDL1809-1814 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Baymax, Lightning McQueen, Wall-e,
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog.
TDS1802-1804 TDS Figaro's Clothiers --- Mickey, Minnie, Goofy.
TDR555-557 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel --- Belle, Tinker Bell, Cinderella Disney Resort Line.
TDR558-261 Resort gateway Station --- Tramp, Lady, Lady & Tramp, 101.
TDR562-564 Tokyo DisneyLand Station --- Mickey, Minnie, Pluto.
TDR565-566 Bayside Station --- Donald, Daisy.
TDR567-569 Tokyo DisneySea Station --- Chip 'n Dale, Clarice, Goofy.
TDR570-571 Bon Voyage --- Pluto & Fifi, The Fifth child. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. " To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. We have recently updated the ParkPennies 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides so they are now more "mobile friendly". If of interest, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page of only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.