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10/02/2022 Many ParkPennies visitors were not up at 3:50AM Sunday October second. But, some were. :-) They were bidding on a DL0225 nickel (DL0225 Guide listing, Detail page of Disneyland Nickel Comparisons). I had to mention this auction because it was a week-long auction which started at $1.99 and ended 3:53AM on a Sunday! Yes, 3:53AM on Sunday MORNING! Longtime collectors will recognize the DL0225 coin as "hard to find" and the coin auctioned was a nice looking example. But, still sometimes a collector with a sharp eye and some luck can pick up a scarce coin in an overlooked auction for a bargain price. So, Boomer had to watch the close of the auction! :-) No doubt many collectors did overlook the coin. But, by the end of the auction, five serious bidders had found the auction and made 29 bids. See a screen shot of the bids, the timing of the bids and the closing price (less S/H and tax) for this Mickey Rays DL0225 pressed nickel auction close.
If you are reading this, you are probably well aware that many of the classic, early Disneyland pressed coins have become scarce(er) as both new and old collectors seek coins to complete their collections. Today's coin values often reflect increased scarcity, competition and today's inflation. But, bargains are still out there and often longtime collectors will have coins for trade.
ParkPennies emails sometimes ask for help in finding key Disney pressed coins. Here are some of our suggestions: Boomer's favorite... trading coins! Meeting fellow collectors is one of the things that makes this hobby wonderful. We need not say more than... TEC is The Organization for pressed penny collecting.
Visit TEC The Elongated Collectors Web site. If you are looking to trade online, FaceBook Groups offer several pressed coin related communities that can be found by searching FB. Some groups of note are: Pressed Penny Exchange (A private group worth checking out), Pressed Penny Mafia (A private group worth checking out), Pressed Penny Collectors (A private group worth checking out), The Elongated Collectors aka TEC on FB (A private group worth checking out) and of course ParkPennies here or ParkPennies on FB :-) Lastly if you are looking for Disney pressed coins on eBay, here is a link to some eBay auctions by fellow collectors and how to link your auctions. (ParkPennies is a free non-commercial, ad-free hobbyist reference site by collectors and for collectors. -We do not charge for anything and we do not offer anything for sale.) Happy collecting, Boomer
09/26/2022 Walt Disney World pressed coin collectors know that the "Disney App" does have a search feature for coin press machines. But, the coin press "maps" are often in error with outdated sometimes missing machine locations and may not show how many machines are at a location or how many coins are in a machine. Need I mention this is a problem when you are in the park trying to press all the WDW coins for a collection? Thankfully, there's a great, free solution by DavidsCoinTravels on YouTube. David offers some excellent "Penny Maps" for the Walt Disney World Resort as well as other popular Florida Parks that you can view, print or download. (The DavidsCoinTravels Penny Maps and the excellent coin location and description pages at PressCoins.com are great compliments to each other.) We've added both links to our Walt Disney World Pressed Coins page. You may also want to bookmark these links on your smartphone so they're handy while you're in Florida. (Or the ParkPennies Disneyland Pressed Coin Location Page if you are visiting the Disneyland Resort. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer
09/23/2022 It has now been confirmed, thanks to Kelly B's help, that The Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! pressed coins (CA0226, CA0227, and CA0228) have had their original backstamps replaced. You may recall that after a long absence, The Guardians of the Galaxy machine was reported back on stage July 18, 2022 by Jeremy H. At the time, it was suspicioned that the obverse dies may have changed. Later suspicions were that maybe only the back dies had be replaced, which was confirmed today. Coins with new backstamps are of course given new guide numbers. So, this gives the new backstamp Guardians of the Galaxy coin set guide numbers CA279-281 and the new Frozen set will in turn have guide numbers CA0282-284. Updates to follow. Happy collecting, Boomer.
09/23/2022 Our thanks yet again to Kelly B. (Pressed Penny Exchange on FaceBook, Scrapbooker23 on eBay) for reporting today's new eight-play penny press machine. :-) It features a Space Mountain theme: Spaceman Donald; Mickey, Donald and Goofy in a Rocket; Mickey and Minnie in a Rocket; Spacemen Chip N Dale in Outer Space; Space Mountain Logo; Mickey in Outer Space; Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (AKA Mike and Sully) in a Rocket and Mickey in a Space Suit Holding a Helmet. (DL0752-759) All backstamps read: Disneyland® Park. Images, courtesy of Kelly B. and her source. Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page has been updated and the Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. Happy collecting, Boomer
09/15/2022 Our thanks again to Kelly B. (Pressed Penny Exchange on FaceBook, Scrapbooker23 on eBay) for reporting yet another new penny press machine. This time, an eight-play pressed penny machine with a "it's a small world" theme. Coin images are: Dutch Girl on a Tulip, Hippo, Cowboy on Horse, Small World Facade, Polynesian Drummer, Maraca Player, Beefeater and Can Can Dancer. (DL0744-751) The backstamps are all "Fantasy Land Disneyland". Images, courtesy of Kelly B. and her source. Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page will be updated soon and the Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide has been updated. You know, we have to admit, the new machines are introducing some nice designs! Stay tuned for updates. Happy collecting, Boomer
09/10/2022 Our thanks to Alex L. in Hong Kong for his most recent report of five Hong Kong Disneyland pressed coins! Alex not only reported them, but shared images, locations... plus notes on these new HKDL characters, LinaBell (The cleaver pink fox) and 'Olu Mel (The shy toy turtle) to the Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide. Happy collecting, Boomer.
09/05/2022 D23 pressed coins... No strong rumors of a D23 pressed coin set yet. We should have heard something by now if a set was planned. However, last time the D23 pressed penny set was supported by WDW. So, news may be slow. We'll post any significant status updates here. Happy collecting, Boomer
09/03/2022 Today I'd like to share my unsolicited enthusiasm for DividsCoinTravels YouTube channel. I'm a long time subscriber of this cool YouTube channel that features pressed coin and medallion focused videos for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, tourist spots, special events... Videos also include tips on storing, cleaning, displaying... Probably best to just check out his channel! :-) By the way, this week he added a video featuring a contest to win a pressed penny book! Do take a look you may want to subscribe too. It's free! Happy collecting, Boomer
08/13/2022 Per your requests, we added a lot of links to large image comparisons of the various Bear Country pressed pennies, DL0002, DL0002a, DL0006 and DN0005 to the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guides. It's a mess, but a happy mess with lots of BIG images. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer
08/04/2022 WOW! Once again, our thanks to Kelly B. (Pressed Penny Exchange on FaceBook, Scrapbooker23 on eBay). Kelly reports and shares images of a new Electric Light Parade medallion machine which was placed onstage at the Main Street Penny Arcade early this morning! Pictures to follow. Happy collecting! Boomer. [Edits / adds 8-06/2022]
7/27/2022 The new DL0733-740 Star Wars Pressed Penny Set has been added to the guides. Our thanks to Randy K. for reporting and sharing images of these coins for fast guide listing. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/24/2022 Wow! Busy day today! Randy K. and Kelly B. just reported yet another new machine at Disneyland today! It's a new Coco three play coin press machine located on The Frontierland Bonanza Outfitters boardwalk, across from the Frontierland Shooting Gallery. Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon and I'll redo the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page again! LOL Happy collecting! Boomer.
7/18/2022 Lots of small updates throughout the website. One change you may notice is the blue links now remain blue, nothing is broken. Well, at least that isn't broken. :-) (The change was made as some visitors thought only blue links were usable.) Updates are often initiated by visitor requests. We welcome your feedback. Happy collecting, Boomer
7/12/2022 Our thanks to fellow website visitors who have generously shared images of some very cool elongated coin collectibles. Just this week, we have added images of a Framed Cast Member 60th Anniversary coin set and a Framed Cast Member 60th Decades coin set. Very cool! As you may know, many images here were given by fellow collectors. So don't be shy... Your pictures, especially of early coin presses missing from the guides (or better images :-), would be a most welcome addition to this free, by collectors for collectors reference site. Let us know if you too would like to share some history. Happy collecting, Boomer at ParkPennies.com.
06/29/2022 Our thanks to a very long-time ParkPennies contributors, Jeremy and Sophie H., for their heads up report. Today, they shared that the Guardians converted CA0226-228 coin press is still offstage. We heard before the pandemic that the Guardian coin dies, which date back to 2017, were showing their age and rolling short. Could be more than just regular maintenance? Maybe the machine has been offstage for new pressed coin designs? Happy collecting, Boomer
6/20/2022 Our thanks to the longtime ParkPennies contributors, Anastasia and Dave S. for sharing an update of the machines in Downtown Disney. Machine placement as listed in the ParkPennies Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page is correct. However, both the DL0150-152 Goofy's Kitchen and the DL0130-132 Ratatouille converted penny press machines near Goofy's Kitchen are currently marked out of order. Some collectors have mentioned that "out of order" may on occasion just refer to credit card acceptor issues. If so, the machines may still accept dollar bills. Something to keep in mind if you arrive at the park only to find a machine is marked out of order. Happy Collecting, Boomer
6/13/2022 My thanks to the most helpful Disney Collector, Randy K. for spotting a description error. I've corrected Medallion #2 from "Pirate Mickey I've Got Pirate Swagger" to "Pirate Minnie I've Got Pirate Swagger". I plead insanity. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer
6/6/2022Kelly B. and Mike R. report that a couple of coin presses are offstage. One converted penny machine at the Pieces of Eight Shop and the Avengers quarter press in DCA. Could be these machines are just out for maintenance? We will post here as soon as we have an update. There are some excellent new pressed coin videos from DavidsCoinTravels on YouTube on cleaning coins, unique pressed penny related items and WDW medallions... Happy Collecting, Boomer.
October 8, 1946 - June 2, 2022 Image John and Nancy Wooten 2005
6/2/2022 With great sadness, we heard of Nancy Wooten's passing today. As you may know, Nancy was a champion of the hobby and a great friend to many of us. I was blessed to have known her and benefited from her most welcome advice and knowledge for more than 20 years. If you search Nancy Wooten's name here, you'll see just a peek into the many contributions that she made just to this one website. Her list of good deeds, volunteer work, her contributions to TEC as a past President and outstanding TEC member, her support of the the hobby via online BBS and Groups... would fill pages. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy's family. Her passing is a great loss to hobby and she is missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests we make donations to our local animal shelters in memory of Nancy. TEC plans to celebrate Nancy's life and her impact on our hobby in an upcoming issue of The TEC News. Boomer
5/23/2022 Our thanks to the longtime ParkPennies contributor, Jeremy H. for reporting a location change and location picture for the DL0633-635 Star Wars pressed quarter machine. The new location is a move from inside the Star Trader to an outside location toward the Space Mountain exit. The machine is still a "Classic, press you own coin" machine. We have updated the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/26/2022 Given the trend and status of the Disneyland Resort pressed coin machines, we look forward to filling in the last of the Disneyland Resort prototype coins. It will take time before the ParkPennies.com Disneyland Prototype Coin Guide is "closed" or "definitive". However, some images and conformations of previously rumored coins have come in recently. We also anticipate additional reports / conformations of coins we have so far noted and archived as rumored over the years. If you have news to share, please contact us anony-mousely :-) if you wish. Happy collecting, Boomer.
04/22/2022 Our thanks to Alex D. a longtime contributor to ParkPennies.com, for reporting the new location for the old Splash Mountain penny press. Alex spotted the machine in the tunnel at the very end of the Splash Mountain exit. (The old location of the machine before it was moved to the Winnie The Pooh Gift Shop boardwalk.) We've updated the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. Happy collecting, Boomer
03/12/2022 Our thanks to Jeremy H. for his heads up on the new Disneyland medallion machine. The machine was (still) out of order Saturday night. We know many readers are looking forward to purchasing these new collectibles. It could be a simple set up issue with the new greatly anticipated (and probably heavily used) machine. Sadly, we do not know of a dependable way to check the machine status before visiting the park, paying admission, parking... If you know of a way to check machine status before visiting the park, please let us know. We have added the medallion machine location to the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page and anticipate more medallion machines in the future. [edit: Although these medallions are some of the same designs issued at WDW, we hope there will be resort specific medallions in the future.] Happy collecting, Boomer
03/08/2022 Our thanks to Don C. and Michael H. for reporting a new set of pressed coins at Disneyland! The DL0639-641 Pirates of the Caribbean set of three pressed pennies was a carry-over set of coin dies that didn't press all that well before the machine was converted to a vending-style machine. So, this update to the pre-pandemic coin set will be welcomed by many collectors. Michael H. kindly sent some pictures of the new DL0730-732 Pirates of the Caribbean pressed pennies. The location is unchanged at the Pieces of Eight Gift Shop, New Orleans Square. We'll have guide listings and scans of the coins added soon. The Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page is already updated. Happy collecting! Boomer.
03/06/2022: Per Alex D's suggestion, given that the DL0592-DL0594 Small World pressed quarter set was taken offstage during the COVID-19 closure and has not returned, we assume it to be retired and have so noted the guides. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
3/02/2022 Sadly, I had to re-write the Holiday Nickel Collection intro to reflect what appears to be the end of the long-standing and beloved Disneyland Resort pressed nickel collections. -Boomer.
2/25/2022 Per a request, I added some extra pages of "Snow White Premiered 1937" pressed coin types for interested advanced collectors. Please forgive the informal page scans for now. I'll try to upgrade the pages to individual scans in time. (I try to add additional coin types etc. when you ask. So, don't be shy. :-) Happy Collecting, Boomer.
2/12/2022 We have completed the most recent California Adventure Guide by adding scans and descriptions of the coins to the Rushin' River eight-play penny press listing. Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/08/2022 I just viewed a very cool collection of Disney Penny Books at ZZZCoins.com. If you are as interested in penny collecting books as I am, check them out. They also have LOTS of pressed coins for sale. Happy collecting, Boomer
2/05/2022 My thanks to long-time ParkPennies contributor, Alex D. for his help in correcting a bunch of typos! I'm not sure who did them. ;-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/25/2022 Our thanks to Don C. for reporting a Disney themed coin, the 2007 CBFC European Tour Scrooge McDuck pressed cent. This coin will be added to the ParkPennies listings soon. Happy collecting, Boomer
1/22/22 Our thanks to a fellow collector and longtime ParkPennies contributor, Alex D. for updating the location of the Splash Mountain coin press to a spot next to the other coin press machines on the porch outside of Pooh Corner. The Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page has been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer
1/17/2022 Kelly B. reports that the Buzz Lightyear Toy Story 8-play penny machine was working great today! Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/14/2022 Our thanks to Kelly B. (Pressed Penny Exchange on FaceBook, Scrapbooker23 on eBay). Kelly shared some excellent machine pictures that you will see in the guides soon. She also reported that the new 8-design Toy Story coin press was sadly pressing coins off-center today. Hopefully it will be up and running soon. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/13/2022 Our thanks to longtime collector Cathy P. (Read2Gether on eBay) for reporting the new Toy Story pressed penny eight design machine was up and running again on 1/12/2022. Happy collecting, Boomer
1/11/2022 Our thanks to longtime ParkPennies contributors and pressed coin collectors, Jeremy H. and Ricky K. for their separate and most welcome reports and images today documenting that the pressed penny machine at "Buzz Lightyear" Store Command is currently out of order. One visitor said that the sound the machine is making may indicate that the machine's hopper had run out of coins to press. Hopefully it will be up and running soon. Boomer
1/11/2022 Jessica T. was most helpful by confirming that two of the last traditional coin press machines at the Disneyland Resort, the DL0657, DL0658, DL0659 and DL0666, DL0667, DL0668, known as the Little Green Men Store Command
/ "The Buzz Lightyear Ride exit" machines are missing. We assume that these two machines were retired at the same time the new 8-play vending-style machine was placed onstage. We have updated the guides and the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. Boomer
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