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HM Honorable Mention
Pressed Coins With Disney Spirit

© 2020-2023 ParkPennies

This Honorable Mentions Guide is dedicated to pressed coins with distinguishing "Disneyland Spirit" and do not meet the definition of any other ParkPennies guide. They weren't onstage or even on property. They weren't authorized by Disney, they weren't part of a Disneyland Resort event, they do not even mention "Disneyland", heck, some aren't even real elongated coins. But, they all do have Disney spirit! ParkPennies visitors have asked about these coins and sometimes even submitted them for listing. But, there wasn't the right spot for them. Then a few longtime collectors (you know who you are) suggested that a special page or guide be added just for these exceptional treasures. I think we'll see a lot of coins added to this guide over time and they'll be fun to share! The rest will be history. :-)
If you have a coin that you would like to submit to this guide, please contact ParkPennies. (This guide is very new. Please forgive its "Draft" nature and limited listings.)

A Fun Disney Related Coin

Adam Cool Pressed Mickey Mouse cent, early.

"I wannabe here too!"

Some "pressed" coins are not quite elongated coins...
But, they are just too neat or valuable to overlook!

View this Adam Cool, pressed not rolled coin
in the PNC that held this pressed coin

Adam Cool Mickey Mouse pressed cent mailing cashe from 1978
The PNC that held the
Adam Cool Mickey Mouse
pressed cent circa 1978

Adam Cool Mickey Mouse pressed cent from 1978
Larger Image Obverse

Larger Image Reverse


Donald DAck pressed coin. At last a spelling error Boomer didn't make himself :-).

This fun Donald Dack pressed coin was shared by a longtime collector and friend, Dee D. The coin is believed to have been pressed on 5p euro, Russia 50 kopeck, Mexican bi metallic coins and a larger copper coin. The acquisition of this coin required some detective work. Thankfully Dee was up to the task and shared his find with us. Dee adds that these coins are currently listed on PennyCollector.Com as having been in Minsk, Belarus. But, based on seller information, the machine was retired a long time ago.
Interesting Event Coin?!

The Devil and Mickey Mouse penny

"Red Devil 1977 Together Again"
Disneyland token

Proof of that "Disneyland and the Devil" tie in? Crazy penny smiley

"Business Cards"

People who have support the hobby of
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See also additional Business Cards in the DT Guide

Pressed Coin Business Card, early version: THE CIMETER GROUP, No Operator, VANCE FOWLER, 230 Kashmir CT SE, Salem, OR 97306, 362-0218 Automated Elongating.
"No Operator" Vance Fowler,
Address, Automated Elongating
(Early Version)
Pressed Coin Business Card, later version: THE CIMETER GROUP, VANCE FOWLER, 230 Kashmir CT SE, Salem, OR 97306, 362-0218 Image courtesy of Oregon Elongates.
(Later Version)
Image courtesy of Oregon Elongates The Elongated Coin Museum Est. 2014 Olympia WA
The Elongated Coin Museum
Est. 2014
centek business card pressed penny
Elongated Coin
Business Card

Paul Conner Studios Graphic Design ~ Photography   Elongated Coins
Paul Conner Studios
Graphic Design ~ Photography
Elongated Coins
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View Don Cade's first Disney collector pressed coin business card and others!
Don Cade's
First Disneyland Business Card
"DC" Pressed Penny Collector
Walt Disney World
The 2016 TEC Anniversary Elongated Coin Set

The TEC is 50 2016 Anaheim CA Elongated Coin Set.
Cent, nickel, dime, quarter, & Presidential / Golden Dollar.
Plus an ANA 125 Years 1891-2016 elongated cent.

In 2016, The Elongated Collectors Organization (TEC) held their Annual Meeting in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association at the Anaheim Convention Center. As in 1995, TEC offered an amazing set of elongated coins for their members. This year at the request of TEC President, Nancy Wooten, Cindy Calhoun designed Mickey-eared, hidden-Mickey-winged TEC Owl 50th Anniversary elongated coins to commemorate TEC's 50 years of fellowship. The limited edition of only 50 sets which included a TEC is 50 2016 Anaheim, CA Owl cent, nickel, dime, golden dollar, plus a TEC / ANA Convention pressed cent were offered and quickly sold out. (Attendees of the Convention could get the TEC is 50 2016 Anaheim, CA Owl cent cent for free at the ANA TEC Booth. Other "test roll" denominations have been reported such as two different sized token images courtesy of Michael H., and a half dollar. In addition, there were two styles of TEC Member badges made using the same basic design sans a dot border, both pressed on silver 1966 quarters with the second version enameled.

The Mickey-eared hidden-Mickey-winged "TEC is 50 2016 Anaheim CA" Anniversary Owls, the fun focus of this very scarce limited edition set, may not meet the DW Guide description. (Due to the Anaheim Convention Center / Disney mandates warning against the use of the word "Disneyland" we hear.) But, these coins certainly deserve to be shared here with honorable mention as TEC is at the heart of Disneyland collecting just as Mouse ears are the heart of Disneyland flair.

Not a TEC Member yet? Join and enjoy the TEC Newsletter, articles, member ads and meetings at!
(View the 1995 TEC ANA pressed coin set starting with DW0010)

The Triple!
Three Amusement Parks On One Coin
Disneyland, Disney-MGM Studios, and Six Flags!

Unique three park practice coin Disneyland, Disney MGM Studios, and Six Flags
It's a Triple!
Disneyland, Disney-MGM Studios, and Six Flags!

Wow! Three amusement parks on one pressed coin! These most unusual sample coins, a nickel and a cent, feature "Disneyland", "Disney-MGM Studios", and "Six Flags" all on one coin! The coin die was reported to ParkPennies as a practice engraving, not for distribution. (It would be hard to pick a park location to place this coin! :-) If my memory serves, the die was made circa 2009 to prove tools / technique / ability. The DW Guide generally lists only coins made for distribution, even if a limited distribution. These coins may not have been meant for distribution, but they are just too cool not to share here with honorable mention.

The "Tim Prize Unassigned"
Mickey Rays Pressed Coins
Re-write, Edits and Additions in 2022

Unassigned no copyright Mickey Rays reported by Centek Inc. co-owner Tim Prize.
Blank Mickey Rays Japanese Yen
Highly modified grip notch
No ©Disney or Resort Name

Link: Reverse Image
October 2009, unassigned coin reported. This elongated Japanese Yen coin with highly modified grip notch was reported to in October of 2009 by Centek co-owner, coin roller and seller Tim Prize, a longtime acquaintance of ours. At the time of his November 15, 2010 letter, Tim stated the coin die was engraved for Disney, but, was refused because the engraving did not conform to the pressed coin artwork supplied by Disney. (Unlike other coins supplied to Disney by his company, e.g. DN0001  /  DL0001 etc. circa late 1980s) As you can see, this elongated Mickey Rays coin is absent any text reading "©Disney", Disneyland / Walt Disney World, Mickey Mouse, etc. as with other Mickey Rays coins of this style. In a letter, Mr. Prize stated: "When we first sent the art work to our engraver here in Denver to create a coin with Mickey Mouse, Disneyland spelled over the top of Mickey and a number of rays that extended from Mickey to the outside of the coin, we were not quite sure at that time if we could fit all of it on the coin and still be legible on a half-inch of dirty copper. So taking it upon ourselves we made some changes to the original art work thinking that Disney would have no problem with the changes we made." However, it may be most similar to the Mickey Rays coin dies made by the well known engraver, Frank Brazzell for Walt Disney World first pressed coins circa 1992-1994 or the Disneyland DL0015 Mickey Mouse Rays made for Disneyland also in the mid-1990s. Given this evidence, the coin die could have been made for Disneyland or WDW in the mid-1990s as both parks had a similar coin with text reading "©Disney", Disneyland or Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse. Large image of this unassigned Mickey Rays no copyright pressed cent (reverse). In his 2010 letter and in other communications, Tim also stated: "There is only ONE and I have it up for action and will certify its authenticity. "
Early 1990s Mickey Rays "Flat Ears"
DL0015 Mickey Mouse Rays
©Disney, Disneyland®

Onstage mid 1990s
WDW Mickey Rays Comparisons
WDW Mickey Mouse Rays
Mickey Mouse ©Disney,
Walt Disney World®
Onstage circa 1992

Attribution for this coin has been an unusual challenge for us. The recollections, evidence and the coin itself which usually are in agreement, speaking for an easy path to provenance or history, are not. For this coin / die to be listed in the "DL" guide, the coin / die must have been onstage at Disneyland Park, Anaheim. However, based both on statements made by the roller and our own research, we do not believe this coin die was ever onstage at Disneyland. For this coin to be listed in the "DN" prototype guide, it must have been authorized by Disney. However, the roller of this coin stated that this coin was not engraved per the Disney authorized artwork, which is confirmed by our original Disney pressed penny artwork and Disney's reported rejection of the design. That leaves possible inclusion in this "DW" Tributes guide. However, for inclusion here, this Disney themed elongated coin still needs to establish an association with Disneyland Anaheim vs. WDW. (-Something that is still pending even with the April 2020 report of a second coin of this same design which was found in Hong Kong and the June 2022 report of yet another coin from the same coin die.

Therefore, to the dismay of the petitioning roller / owner / seller of this coin and in spite of our extensive research to date we have not found undisputed evidence in support of this coin's inclusion in any guide other than possibly this "DW" Tribute's guide. We believe that this coin may eventually qualify for listing here as a "DW" Disneyland Tribute coin, pending confirmation of a park affiliation and / or year engraved and in absence of any contradictory evidence. Until then, though worthy of honorable mention, it is ParkPennies only unassigned coin. To list this coin in the guides, a guide definition would have to be changed. Such a change may open the guide to the inclusion of a lot of coins, coins often not necessarily associated with Disneyland and even some not associated with Disney.

As of 2022, based on a preponderance of the evidence, our opinion is that the subject coin / coin die was engraved in the early to mid-1990s by Frank Brazzell for Centek. However, it was never placed in a Disney park. It is probable that the WDW Mickey Rays pressed coins and the Disneyland DL0015 were all based on this uninscribed elongate artwork and were likely engraved within months of each other by Frank Brazzell. ParkPennies would welcome your thoughts... Are the statements made by Tim Prize sufficient to list this coin as a DN Prototype or DW tribute coin?
Unassigned Mickey Rays style coin reported by Alex L.
Blank Mickey Rays Copper Cent
Highly modified grip notch
No ©Disney or Resort Name
Image courtesy of Alex L.

In April of 2020, another example (#2) of this scarce unassigned coin reported! The well-known collector, Hong Kong resident and ParkPennies visitor, Alex L., reported his acquisition of this very scarce coin type in April of 2020. Although his excellent elongate appears to have been pressed on the very same coin die as the example reported earlier, it is a copper cent! Also surprising is that this pressed cent was acquired as part of a group of Tokyo Disneyland Resort coins from a non-collector source in Hong Kong. Yes, you never know where you'll find a scarce coin! :-) Our thanks to Alex L. for reporting this coin and sharing these images. Here is a large image of this unassigned Mickey Rays no copyright pressed cent (obverse). And a large image of this unassigned of this Mickey Rays no copyright pressed cent (reverse).

June 27, 2022 another coin (#3) also very similar to the October 2009 coin was offered via auction. From the eBay auction listing description without edit and with permission:

"Tim Prize Unassigned" pressed Mickey Rays coin  offered by Susan L. 6-27-2022
Blank Mickey Rays on Aluminum Yen
Modified grip notch
No ©Disney or Resort Name
Image courtesy of Susan L.

RARE, NEVER RELEASED Disney Mickey Mouse Rays elongated coin- Centek late 1980's

"Rare, never released Mickey Mouse Rays elongated coin pressed on an aluminum Yen in the late 1980's. The design was engraved by Centek, a pressed penny machine manufacturer that made the first two penny machines for Disneyland. I worked for Centek during this time and this coin is from my personal collection. This engraving was made by Centek in order to sell another design (replacement die or additional machine) to Disney, but Disney did not buy it and they changed to another pressed penny machine manufacturer (Eurolink). Unfortunately, because this design was not purchased by Disney, it was never placed at Disneyland, and therefore was never made available to the public. Only a few of these coins were pressed by Centek. I actually worked on this die making little engraving modifications. We tested the die after making engraving modifications by pressing the design on the Yen because the aluminum was soft and would not damage the die's engraving. This was important because the die was not hardened yet, which allowed us to make the engraving modifications. Normally when the "sample coins" were approved by the customer, no more modifications were made to the engraving, and the steel die was sent off to be hardened. Once hardened, the die was installed in the pressed penny machine and was ready to be used by the public. This is my first Ebay (sic) listing. After speaking with, and getting feedback from, some reputable elongated collecters (sic), I have decided to heed their advice and list it here. I am selling only one Mickey Mouse Rays elongated coin on eBay. If you are apprehensive to bid on my listing being that I am new, eBay protects you and will not release the funds to me until the tracked package has been delivered and you provide feeback (sic). If you have any questions, please send me an eBay message. "

7/2022 Update: The coin had been shown on FaceBook some months earlier with great collector interest and requests for the coin to be offered on eBay. Then, on June 27, 2022, the coin's 10 day auction opened to the delight of several advanced Disney pressed coin collectors. On July 7, 2022 the auction closed with 5 active bidders. The winning bid was $204.28 plus tax and $4.70 shipping.

Please use this link for an Introduction to the DL Disneyland Park Elongated Coin Collection and this link for an Introduction to all Disneyland Resort Elongated Coin Collections.
Editor's note: We are often reminded that the preferred numismatic term is "Elongated Coins". However, as the rebellious, risk taking, devil may care contributors that we are, temptation often gets the better of us. As a result, you may see the more casual, terms like: stamped coins, pressed coins, pressed nickels, pressed dimes, pressed quarters, smashed pennies, flattened pennies, crushed pennies, squashed pennies, rolled pennies, mashed pennies, stamped pennies, smushed pennies, stretched pennies, memory pennies, keepsake pennies, flattened pennies, and souvenir coin medallions to describe these fun pressed coin souvenirs. :-) Here are some pages about the often asked questions of How many pressed coins are at Disney? and How much do pressed coins cost? Just for fun, here is a page with a bit of a different take on Pressed Coins Facts and Fiction with tips on how different coins press, cool pressed coin jewelry, early penny presses... Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at :-)
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