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 long time 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.)
"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
the PNC that held this pressed coin
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.
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.)
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 conformation of 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,.
Blank Mickey Rays
Copper Cent Example
Image courtesy of Alex L.