The Nightmare Before Christmas pressed penny set, TDL0701 - TDL0706 below is a good example of neat new 2007 offerings. Some coins this year were very hard to get, the TDL0710 Type 1 variation was placed on stage and then quickly replaced. Rumors are that the die didn't have a hard enough temper and the image sunk into the die as a result. Matter of fact, if not for the generosity of a very nice collector in Japan, we would not had a coin to scan. Yes, this fun hobby has made this old guy really believe that people around the world have a lot in common and many of them are very nice people. Except maybe for Boomer when a penny press machine jams.
But, I'm digressing again... Bottom line, lots of great themed sets at The Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Some are super easy to collect, others a bit harder. But, all are fun and make for a great family hobby. Enjoy.
For discussion and description of the TDL Tokyo Disneyland Park Medals and guide, please see the first page of this Tokyo Disneyland Resort Medals Guide. And please don't be shy about clicking the logos and links at the top of this page. We have more than 500 pages of guides and thousands of images waiting for your surfing pleasure.
Editor's note: We are often reminded that the preferred numismatic term for these Tokyo Disneyland souvenirs is "Medals" or "Medallions". However, many avid collectors are known to use the words pressed pennies, as well as elongated coins, pressed nickels, flattened pennies, crushed pennies, squashed pennies, rolled pennies mashed pennies, smashed pennies, stamped pennies, squished pennies, smushed pennies, stretched pennies, memory pennies keepsake pennies or pressed coins when describing these fun "pressed penny" souvenirs. Coin of the Month sets are matching sets of
12 pressed pennies. Three sets are issued
each year now. They are fun to collect!
The Stitch 2007 TDL0708 coin images above are offered as a comparison of two coins from the same die with very different appearances. The first example, believed to have been rolled early in the life of this coin die, shows sharp detail. The second image shows signs of what we belive to be long term "sinking" or wear of what may have been a "soft" coin die. However, both examples retain the random dot at the bottom of the "10 o'clock flower peddle" as seen in the flower to the top right of Stitch. The continuity of this engraving flaw in both example tends to support the conclusion that two coins are from the same die, one pressed early and one late in the life of this coin die. Contributions from the well known elongated coin collectors, Don C. and Dee D. also Boomer.