Ariel from Disneyland Park and
Ariel from The World of Disney... Twins!?
Twins? One, the Ariel vintage pressed penny from inside the Disneyland park, guide number DL0124, and the other, an Ariel pressed penny from just outside the Disneyland park, at the World of Disney in Downtown Disney, guide number DR0081. They do look the same, right? But, longtime users of our guides will recognize a "DL" prefix indicates that the coin was from a machine located inside the gates of the Disneyland Park, Anaheim and a "DR" prefix indicates the coin was from a machine outside the Disneyland Park gates, with the numbers following the prefixes indicate the chronological order in which the coins were placed onstage. So, there are two?
Can I hear you snoring? Bare with me here, I'll try to bring this all together... I've given the what, when, and where... maybe the why and how will be really good!? As you know, many readers of ParkPennies.com collect every single Disneyland Resort coin, period. PERIOD! Not a problem. But, some readers specialize in collecting only coins from one park or location. Say for instance coins that can be accessed without paying admission, the "DR" elongated coins. Others might collect only the coins from inside Disneyland Park "DL" coins, the California Adventure "CA" coins... etc. ZZZzzzzZZzzz
Sorry... now even I'm snoring! Okay, a point? Once in a great while, a machine is moved from one guide location to another. Say for instance from inside the Disneyland Park to the World of Disney, like the Ariel coin in this example. When that happens, the people that collect coins only from inside the park, must have one for their "DL" collection and the folks that collect only "DR" coins must have one for their collections too. So that's why a coin might be listed as part of both collections and how and why we assign the numbers.
Of course, if you are a collector of all coins from the Disneyland Resort, you really need just one of these coins for a complete collection. After all, the two coins are really from the same machine, just two locations, right (?) Okay, let's be honest, if you are like me, you'll probably want two, one for each section of your collection, twins! Happy Collecting, Boomer