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DNS Disneyland ® Neverland Supplement
Progressive Proofs of Unlisted Prototype Coins

©2018 ParkPennies


This DRAFT guide is currently subject to edits, corrections, and additions. As we did in early January when a coin we believed would never be found, if it existed, was reported only days after we published this page. This find, resulted in the renumbering of a coin to sync the DNS0001-3 progressive rolls with the onstage DL0422-424 set. If you'd like to comment or contribute, please contact Boomer.

The DNS Disneyland Neverland Supplement includes only the very scarce "proof", "engravers' proofs" or "progressive rolls" of unlisted Disneyland prototype elongated coin designs. Progressive proofs of coins listed in other guides are included as part of the respective coin listing. Coins / dies listed in this supplemental guide were pressed as intermediate proofing steps in the process of engraving a coin die for which we do not yet have a completed coin example.

The discovery of these intermediate engravings may hopefully lead to the discovery of completed coins. However, until a finished coin is found, we can only speculate as to whether these examples of progressive pressings ever led to a finished, list-able coin or the engraving work was abandoned before completion. (Some reasons for terminating an engraving before completion may be: Cancellation or change of the design, realization of a miss-matched die type, an engraving error, a design that isn't working or could be improved, etc.) That said, it is not unusual for perfectly designed and executed coin dies to be proofed before the final touches are added. So, if / when a completed example of a coin die listed in this DNS Prototype Supplemental Guide is found, the qualifying coin will then be listed in the appropriate ParkPennies Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide.

Happy Collecting,
Boomer ParkPennies

Related reading: What ever happed to the penny presses of the past? and DN Prototype Pressed Coin Guide definitions and notes.


Comparison of the DL0422 onstage and the DNS0001 progressive prototype 2007 Season's Greetings Santa Mickey pressed coins.


DNS0001 progressive prototype 2007 Season's Greetings Santa Mickey pressed coinDNS0001 2007 SEASON'S GREETINGS, Mickey progressive roll prototype pressed nickel image. SEASON'S GREETINGS, 2007 on left, Mickey wearing a Santa hat with a bag of gifts over his shoulder, DISNEYLAND ® RESORT, © DISNEY, no border, nicely hand engraved image. The DNS0001 coin shown logically dates from mid-2007 and was first reported in January of 2019. As are the other two examples in this set, the DNS0001 is pressed on Tokyo Disneyland Resort type of nickel-plated planchet. Large soft copper based planchets like these are sometimes The onstage DL0423 Happy New Year Minnie Mouse 2008 pressed coin. used by engravers for "proofing" as their engraving work progresses. No backstamp. This image differs from the well-known onstage DL0422 in several ways. The most obvious differences between the DL0422 and the DNS0001 are that the DNS0001 engraving is incomplete e.g. Mickey Mouse is missing the stitching on his glove and the "Season's Greetings" inscription appears to be only etched at this step, features that are prominent on the DL0422 onstage pressed coin. Also, this DNS0001 progress proof coin image is slightly larger than the onstage DL0422 version of this design. Several additional small variations between the two engravings can be seen on close inspection such as lettering etc. Reported anony-mousely to ParkPennies in early January of 2018. Larger prototype elongated coin image in frame or window # 1   2   3 or Giant Image in a new window. Giant very early outline image of a similar coin in a new window.
 
Comparison of the DL0423 and DNS0002 2008 Happy New Year Minnie Mouse.



The DNS0002 2008 Happy New Year Minnie Mouse progressive proof coin.DNS0002 2008 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Minnie Mouse progressive roll prototype pressed nickel image. HAPPY NEW YEAR!, 2008, Minnie Mouse dancing with confetti in the air, DISNEYLAND ® RESORT, © DISNEY no border. Much like the DL0423 in design. The DNS0002 coin shown logically dates from mid-2007 and was first reported along with the DNS0001 in December of 2018 by Don Cade. Both examples are pressed on Tokyo Disneyland Resort type of nickel-plated planchets. Large soft copper based planchets like these are sometimes The onstage DL0423 Happy New Year Minnie Mouse 2008 pressed coin. used by engravers for "proofing" as their engraving work progresses. No backstamp. This image differs from the well-known onstage DL0423 in several ways. The most obvious differences between the DL0423 and the DNS0002 are that this DNS0002 engraving is incomplete e.g. Minnie Mouse is missing the eyelashes that are prominent on the DL0423 onstage pressed coin. Also, this DNS0002 progress proof coin image is slightly larger than the onstage DL0423 version of this design. Several additional small variations between the two engravings can be seen on close inspection. Reported by Don Cade in December of 2018. Images also courtesy of Don Cade. Larger prototype elongated coin image in frame or window # 1   2   3 or Giant Image in a new window.


Comparison of the DNS0003 and DL0424 2007 Happy Holidays Santa Mickey pressed coins.
The DNS0003 2007 Happy Holidays Santa Mickey progressive proof coin.


DNS0003 2007 HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Santa Mickey progressive roll prototype pressed nickel image. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Santa Mickey with bag of gifts over his shoulder, 2007 on coin right, DISNEYLAND ® RESORT, © DISNEY no border. Much like the DL0424 in design. The DNS0003 coin shown logically dates from mid-2007 and was first reported by Don Cade along with the DNS0002 in December of 2018. Both examples are pressed on Tokyo Disneyland Resort type of nickel-plated planchets. Large soft copper based planchets like these are Onstage DL0424 Happy Holidays Santa Mickey 2007 pressed coin. sometimes used by engravers for "proofing" as their engraving work progresses. No backstamp. This DNS0003 2007 Happy Holidays Santa Mickey progressive roll prototype coin image differs from the well-known onstage DL0424 2007 Happy Holidays Santa Mickey in several ways. The most obvious differences between the DL0424 and the DNS0001 are that this DNS0003 engraving is incomplete e.g. Mickey's right ear is only a preliminary etching and this DNS0003 coin's image is also slightly larger than the onstage DL0424 version of the same design. Several additional small variations between the two engravings can be seen on close inspection as well. Reported by Don Cade in December of 2018. Images also courtesy of Don Cade. Larger elongated coin image in frame or window # 1   2   3 or Giant Image in a new window.
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