DLRP Disneyland Resort Paris
Pressed Penny Machine History
The Disneyland Resort, Paris pressed penny machine collection guide includes some unexpected elongated coins. DLRP is currently the only Disney resort outside of the United States that has ever offered actual pressed penny coins rather than planchet (slug) based medals as are currently listed for Tokyo Disneyland "pressed penny" guide, Hong Kong Disneyland "pressed penny" guide and the Shanghai Disneyland Resort Guide. Even more unusual was that coins pressed at Disney's Sequoia Lodge Hotel in France were United States cents. Yes, US pennies pressed in France! The only other known Disneyland Resort Paris elongated coin machine location is the Rainforest Cafe in the Disney Village. At the time of this writing, the French RFC still has two very nice four-play "penny" press hand-crank machines that press EURO five-cent coins!
As of this update in 2011, we have still recorded only the four early penny press machines as having been on Disneyland Resort, Paris, property. They were the two three-play machines that were at the Sequoia Lodge and the two four-play five-cent Euro hand-cranks still located at the Rainforest Cafe. We still have no record or report of any machines ever being inside the gates of the Euro Disneyland park. (However Disneyland Resort Paris collector medallions have become very popular.) Of the four machines that have been on-property, the two penny press machines at the Sequoia Lodge were removed after a relatively short stay. (Possibly moved to another location in France, we do not know for sure.) That leaves DLRP with just the two machines at the Rainforest Cafe which is located in Disney Village, a shopping area similar to the Downtown Disney centers in the United States. For additional information, descriptions, numbers, and pictures of all known Disneyland Resort Paris elongated Euros and pressed pennies ever issued on Disneyland Resort Paris owned or controlled properties both current and retired... please refer to this Disneyland Resort Paris Elongated Coins Guide. For what little pressed penny machine news there is, please visit our DLRP Elongated Coin News Page, you never know when a new machine might be reported. :-) Happy Collecting, Boomer
The DLRP Disneyland Resort Paris
Elongated Coin Guide
This pressed penny guide for The Disneyland Resort Paris features all known Disneyland Resort Paris elongated coins, pressed pennies or medal souvenirs issued and located on Disneyland Resort Paris owned or controlled properties. As of this date, no coins have been reported inside any gate at Disneyland Resort Paris. However, at one time, there were two penny press machines at the Sequoia Lodge Hotel offering six pressed pennies. (The machines pressed United States of America cents.) Also, as of this writing, there are two elongated coin machines at the Rainforest Cafe Restaurant. Each coin press offers four pressed five cent Euro coin designs. All these coins are listed in this guide.
Please excuse (embrace, enjoy, tolerate) our informality. Although we are (repeatedly) told the preferred numismatic term is "Elongated Coins!", some rebellious, devil-may-care ParkPennies.com contributors are known to use more casual, terms like: stamped coins, pressed coins, flattened pennies, crushed pennies, squashed pennies, rolled pennies, mashed pennies, smashed pennies, stamped pennies, squished pennies, smushed pennies, stretched pennies, memory pennies, keepsake pennies, flat pennies, and souvenir to describe these fun, French, penny and Euro coin novelties.
In a futile attempt to keep some degree of sanity in our guide prefix system, these elongated coins have the prefix of DLRP. Please keep in mind that all these coins are from the "Resort Area", outside the gates of the Disneyland Resort Paris, but, on DLRP property. If in the future, elongated coins are issued from inside a gate, a separate prefix will used as we do for Disneyland, Anaheim with "DR" for Disneyland Resort, "DL" for Disneyland and "CA" for California Adventure. Guide Number Code Example: DLRP0001 "DLRP" = Disneyland Resort Paris "01" = Coin #1.
Guide order is chronological by year only.
(DLRP012 Horizontal elongated coin or pressed penny image) L B at the grip, ARC DE TRIOMPHE, image of Arch du Triumph, SOUVENIR DE PARIS, dot border. This elongated coin is truly a pressed penny. The penny press machine was designed to press only United States one cent coins, pennies.
(DLRP013 Vertical elongated coin or pressed penny image) SOUVENIR DE PARIS, image of Sacre-Coeur basilica of Paris, SACRE COEUR, LB at the grip, dot border. This elongated coin is truly a pressed penny. The penny press machine was designed to press only United States one cent coins, pennies.
(DLRP014 Vertical elongated coin or pressed penny image) SOUVENIR DE PARIS, image of The Notre-Dame Cathedral, NOTRE DAME, LB at the grip, dot border. This elongated coin is truly a pressed penny. The penny press machine was designed to press only United States one cent coins, pennies.