Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL)
Magical Coin Machine News
Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Magical Coins are one of the most challenging Disney "pressed penny" sets to collect here in the USA. Distance to the resort, language... What we have discovered via our Disneyana Jones detective work and the most welcome help of fellow collectors, is offered here on this news page and in the ParkPennies Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guides. We hope the information we have to share here which covers all HKDL pressed pennies issued from the very first Magical Coin in 2005 to the present is of use in collecting and in enjoying these fun Disney collectibles. -For unfiltered news covering all the Disneyland Resort penny press machine news from around the word and more gossip :-) the ParkPennies "Pressed Pennies" The Elongated Coins of Disneyland home page is a good read. Please contact us whenever you have a question, news to share, or a comment about HKDL Pressed Pennies. Happy Collecting, Boomer
1/20/19 Recently the "Best Friends Forever" Pixar Fest themed penny press machines were taken offstage at the Main Street Penny Arcade and the boardwalk in Frontierland, Disneyland. A most welcome anony-mouse report today confirmed the machines have not returned. Given the coins were dated 2018 and had Pixar Fest backstamps, we believe these six coins, the DL0684-689, are retired. The Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide and the newly improved with larger print :-) Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page (PDF) have both been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/8/19 The Holiday pressed nickel sets are now offstage / retired in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure as the Disneyland Resort Holiday Season came to an end for 2018 /2019 on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides have been updated.
Also, 2019 has already brought new admission prices... A one day pass for one adult for both parks (Park Hopper), now costs $154.00 to $199.00 depending on the day, parking $25.00. Boomer remembers when his "good every day of the year with premium parking" annual pass cost $125.00. Yep. He's old... and starting to talk in third person... I think he er ah I need to spend a few leisurely days at the park and unwind, before my pass expires! :-) Don't forget, you can still collect all the "DR" Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney pressed coins outside of the gates of Disneyland and DCA without paying admission! (The ParkPennies Pressed Coin Machine Pages has a section of machines accessible without paying admission.) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/1/19 Our thanks to Alex, Lou, Anastasia, Bob, Char, Stan, Mike, and Ed to name just a few of the many ParkPennies readers who have shared their coin machine searches with fellow collectors here at ParkPennies over the past week. Although as of this morning, there is still no report of a Holiday Nickel machine at Disneyland Park, we have reported a nice one at Disney California Adventure and the "Holidays at the Disneyland Resort" will continue until January 6, 2019... So, Boomer ain't givin' up hope! If you spot a new coin press machine first, please contact Boomer to share the news and get all the credit. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/1/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! :-)
12/27/18Lisa Stiglic of MousePlanet has just published "A Penny for Your Thoughts and Souvenirs". An interesting read that shares fun uses as well as the hobby of collecting Disneyland pressed coins with a bit of penny pressing history too. While at MousePlanet do be sure to tour their web site, other articles, and visit their excellent forum! Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/27/18 No new machines to post today. But, we will update this page and the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF as soon as a new machine is reported. Boomer has visited the park often this week as have fellow ParkPennies readers. We hope to have good news soon, stay tuned. If you spot a new machine first, claim credit for your find when you contact Boomer. Happy Collecting from the folks at ParkPennies.
12/24/18 The very best of this wonderful time of year to all our friends and fellow pressed coin collectors from all the folks at ParkPennies.com.
12/21/18 Morning Update! Our thanks to Ed V. for reporting that The 2018 Disney California Adventure Holiday pressed nickels have arrived! This nicely engraved dated set of three nickels with excellent backstamps has displaced the DCA 2018 annual nickel set. The coin press machine, featuring a new video marquee is located in Jolly Trolley Treats, Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure. We have already updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and will update the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide soon. NO Disneyland Holiday Pressed Nickels yet. Keep checking this page for updates. The two sets often arrive within days of each other. Happy collecting! Boomer. PS: Thank you for posting links to www.ParkPennies.com :-) [Grammatical edits 12/21/PM]
12/18/18 As long time ParkPennies readers know, we try to keep the posts to a minimum. But, given that there have received so many inquiries about the traditional Disneyland Holiday Pressed Coin Sets recently, I thought an update would be in order. As of this morning, we do not have any new machines to report. However, we are still hopeful that the Disneyland Holiday nickel tradition will continue in 2018, for the 23rd consecutive year. So, do bookmark this page. We post news here and the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF first. If you spot a new machine before Boomer, you can claim bragging rights and get name credit for the find when you share the news with fellow ParkPennies readers. Best of the Season and Happy Collecting! Boomer.
12/7/18 A 2019 update to the business card type elongated coin by the well-known elongated coin collector and roller, Don Cade was reported today. It's engraved "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World". We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this latest issue. Best of the Season and Happy collecting, Boomer.
12/7/18 No 2018 Holiday Pressed Nickels yet... We receive reports and updates often, not to mention "ParkPennies Staff" park inspections and interrogations :-) But, so far nothing new to report. We are entering "The Holiday Pressed Nickels Zone" :-) these fun treasured collectables could be onstage most anytime over the next few weeks! If you spot a new machine / new set of pressed coins at the DLR, share the news and get credit for being the first to report them, here on ParkPennies. Best of the Season and Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/23/18 Just a quick post to hope your Thanksgiving made a wonderful memory for years to come. And... to confirm that, although Disneyland Resort Holiday Pressed Nickel sets are a tradition going back to 1995, and although every rumor suggests that the tradition will continue this year, no Holiday nickel pressed coin machines have been placed onstage yet. We hope to post news soon, but, if you spot them first, please share the news (and get finder's name credit :-) by contacting Boomer.
11/07/2018 Occasionally a Disneyland Resort pressed coin machine is reported to ParkPennies as missing or out of order. Because the Disneyland Resort Anaheim, has on site Disneyland Cast Members to adjust, maintain and repair their machines, often the machines are up and running quickly. If you spot a jammed machine etc. please report it to the nearest cashier. They usually will call in a repair request. In my experience, if the machine cannot be adjusted or repaired on site, it will be taken offstage, often for a short time. Because machines are often offstage for preventative maintenance or are repaired quickly, we do not update the machine status until it appears the machine will not return for at least a few days.
10/27/18 Reported by Chuck & Delores N. The World of Disney Store coin press machines have returned to DLR! They are in new cabinets... and have new backstamps to match the newly remodeled WoD Store! The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides are mostly updated and of course, the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated with the new machines locations. (I'm not sure how to describe the machine locations, they are now both inside the store and away from the doors. But, you'll spot them. By the way, these are "DR" guide coins and you can press them without paying admission! Happy Collecting! Boomer.
10/15/18 The Pressed Coins at Disneyland Android Phone App by fellow collector, Eric Thomas of Bad Llama Group, keeps getting better and better. Do check it out if you are looking for a way to keep collection and machine info on your android phone. The most recent app update includes the latest NBC pressed quarter set. We also have a permanent link to this app on the penny press locations page. Happy collecting, Boomer.
09/24/18 White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian is closed for remodeling. The penny press is inaccessible. It may be retired, but, we may not know for sure until December when, I'm told, White Water may reopen. Boomer.
09/22/18 Just a status update... many ParkPennies readers, including yours truly hope to see a new machine. We are often searching the park for one and many rumors have suggested that there will most likely be another new set of coins onstage soon. But, nothing yet. Maybe a set for the current Halloween Time? (A time to watch out for haunting things... like the software bugs at ParkPennies! :-). As always, if you're the first to spot a new pressed coin set, you can share it with fellow ParkPennies readers by clicking this link to contact Boomer. Happy collecting, the Folks at ParkPennies.
09/05/18 We've updated our very modest Disneyland Pennies In A Bottle page. Although you may see some bottles that you have never seen before, it's still a very new guide / collection that's just getting started. (Compared to other ParkPennies guides. :-) As you may know, it's been many years since Disney offered these little treasures to guests at their resorts and information about them is hard to come by. So, additions to make the guide complete will greatly rely on the images and information you can share. If you have some history or a Disney themed penny in a bottle that isn't pictured, please please let us know. We look forward to adding it to the guide. And if you don't mind, we'd like to thank you by adding your name as contributor to this fun and nostalgic Disney Pennies In A Bottle Guide. Happy collecting, Boomer.
08/27/18 Okay, maybe we're bragging just a bit. :-) ParkPennies was awarded a 2018 TEC Presidential Merit Award! Our thanks to TEC for this honor. Also, our thanks to the many ParkPennies visitors who have contributed their reports and suggestions that are part of this fun web site.
As long time readers will remember, Bob and Anastasia (Boomer and the ParkPennies Staff :-) have been members of TEC for decades as have many ParkPennies readers. It's a wonderful way to meet fellow collectors and keep up with the hobby. Members enjoy the TEC News, elongated coins, member ads, fun events and more. All for a very modest membership fee that makes possible the good work this well respected, non-profit volunteer powered organization has been doing since 1966. If you are not already a member, do checkout TEC, The Elongated Collectors. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/20/18 A new pressed coin was reported to ParkPennies by Dee D. and Don C. It's a business card type elongated coin by the well-known elongated coin collector and roller, Don Cade that is engraved "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / Walt Disney World". The perfect coin for many ParkPennies.com readers! :-) We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this cool new pressed coin design. [Edited 8/21/18 to help rationalize the confusion of the original post. :-) ] Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/12/18 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for reporting the latest Shanghai Disneyland Resort pressed coins... and the marquee picture too! As you can see, three retiring 1st Anniversary pressed coins were replaced by three new coin designs, Chip N Dale, Mickey & Minnie, Mickey & Pluto. (Note: Because the ring dies used in these machines hold four dies each, we think the "carry-over" castle may also be "new" coin, probably a variation of the castle that was offered with the 1st Anniversary set and the castle that preceded the 1st Anniversary set.) Collecting coins from SHDL? Here is a link to ParkPennies pages dedicated to Shanghai Disneyland Guides and Shanghai Disneyland Resort News. Happy collecting, Boomer. [Edited 1/14/18 to correct some grammatical errors and add some more. :-)]
8/12/18 Wonderful news! Kuniaki Hiraki, the well-known fellow collector and web master of Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent Tokyo Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin web site contacted ParkPennies with a status update. Kuniaki writes: "I apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately I was leaving Tokyo due to work relationship at end of June.
Therefore, I can not go to TDR, and I can not update the homepage from June. Currently, I am looking for a person who will make medal purchase. As far as I can know, about the medals that released after June, the page of guide number was updated. I apologize for any inconvenience but please do not hesitate to acknowledge it." I have assured Kuniaki that his hard work is greatly appreciated and that he need not apologize. Given he is now living in Sapporo, more than 1,000 kilometers and 16 hours travel from Tokyo, maintaining his excellent guides will be much more difficult. If you can be of help providing new TDR coin images, machine locations, etc. please contact him via his TDR pressed coins web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/03/18 A second new pressed coin machine arrived this week! Offering video and sound, this three-play coin press features friends themed designs from the Disney pictures Coco, Ratatouille, and Toy Story. Placed onstage this morning inside the Main Street Penny Arcade, Main Street, Disneyland USA. These new pressed pennies take the place of the now retired DL0672-DL0674 Main Street Electrical Parade pressed penny set. The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated and the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/2/18 NEW "BEST FRIENDS FOREVER" pressed penny set! Our thanks to an Anony-Mouse text sent to Boomer today. The new machine is located on the wooden sidewalk in front of Bonanza Outfitters, (The Pendleton Shop for us old-timers ;-) Frontierland, Disneyland USA. This set of pressed coins takes the place of the DL0480-482 Mickey Rivers of America pressed penny set. The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated and the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. You heard it here first! Share the hobby, share a link to ParkPennies.com. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/05/18NEW INCREDIBLES PRESSED PENNY SET! Boomer is just back from the park where he met some great people from Seattle :-) and... YES! Boomer found a new penny press! The new machine has a video marquee and offers three different pressed pennies: Button "A" features Mr. Incredible, button "B" Elastigirl, and button "C" Violet Parr and Dashiell Parr. PLUS each coin has a way cool Pixar logo lamp backstamp with "Disney California Adventure' inscription. A super fun Disney souvenir you can watch being made before your eyes still for only 50 cents, plus the penny you mash. :-) The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF is already updated with location information. The ParkPennies Disney California Adventure Pressed Coins Guide will be updated soon. Happy collecting! Boomer.
7/04/18 As of this morning, no new machines onstage. Next update Thursday. Happy Fourth of July!!!!, Boomer.
6/11/18 Our thanks again to Alex D. for his report. Given the DCA Paradise Pier machine locations have changed their names, the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated with the new location names hoping that new machines with Pixar Pier designs will greet guests later this month. (You know we'll report here as soon as a first sighting any new machines is confirmed.) By the way, there currently is a 40% off ticket price deal for DLR passholders to visit the park with friends. Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/16/18 The ParkPennies Home Screen Icon (bookmark) for Android & Apple is Free! :-) With it, open a ParkPennies.com page or the current Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF with a single click. Most phones: Open your smartphone's browser, go to most any www.ParkPennies.com page,
open phone "Settings" in the top corner of the browser and select "add to homescreen". (The picture to the left shows the ParkPennies.com homescreen / desktop bookmark icon on a homescreen / desktop.) Plus you'll have a beautiful pressed penny adorning your homescreen! :-) Happy Collecting, Boomer. PS Yes, it's slow at the park now. :-) Maybe a new machines with the open of Pixar Pier?
5/13/18 Our thanks to Fellow Collector Ralph X. in China who just sent a great Shanghai Disneyland pressed coin machine update! It's a long update, so please read it in its entirety on the Shanghai Disneyland Resort News Page. Happy collecting, Boomer!
4/28/18 Two web sites, victims of regulations and requirements, have been given space here on the ParkPennies.com servers. Both were "sponsored" by ParkPennies and we hope they will become independent web sites in the future. Until then, the more the merrier! :-) These web sites, www.PennyPressLand.com and www.PressedPennies.com will now enjoy no cost web space, "secure HTTPS" connections for visitors and, of course, no banner ads or pay walls! Sharing more Disneyland pressed coin articles and images here on your non-commercial hobbyist web site by and for fellow collectors of Disney themed pressed coins. (Full integration of these web sites, by an average webmaster should take a couple of hours... Boomer hopes to have it mostly done in a week or two. %-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.
4/21/18 Our thanks to Anastasia and David S. for reporting that the DR0192N, DR0193N, and DR0194N princess nickel press machine which was located in the now closed Dream Boutique, did not return when the shop reopened as The Disney Dress Shop. We believe this machine may be retired, but, we can't be certain yet. We'll watch the location / area and see if the machine returns with the Princess set or a new set of designs. Should also be new machines in The Pixar Pier area by this summer too. Let us know if you spot them first... Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/20/18Do you collect "Pressed Penny Books"?Alan H., TEC#4791, would like to hear from you. He's writing an article on the subject and your knowledge, comments, images, would be most helpful. You can contact him directly at email@example.com. Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/17/18 Kuniaki Hiraki reports... Oh my goodness!78 NEW TOKYO DISNEYLAND PRESSED COINS FOR TODAY! Our good friend Kuniaki writes: " Hello,
TDR 35th Happiest Celebration Medals were released on Apr. 10, 2018.
78 Pieces medals and 1 Collection Book were released. TDL1833 TDL Penny Arcade Mickey, TDL1834 TDL Penny Arcade Minnie , TDL1835 TDL Penny Arcade Castle , TDL1836 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace Mickey, TDL1837 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace Mickey & Minnie, TDL1838 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace Donald & Daisy, TDL1839 TDL Golden Galleon Mickey & Pluto, TDL1840 TDL Golden Galleon Chip 'n Dale, TDL1841 TDL Golden Galleon Goofy, TDL1842 TDL Pirates Treasure Mickey, TDL1843 TDL Pirates Treasure Minnie, TDL1844 TDL Pirates Treasure Tinker Bell, TDL1845 TDL Pirates Treasure Peter Pan, TDL1846 TDL Pirates Treasure Wendy, TDL1847 TDL Western Wear Mickey, TDL1848 TDL Western Wear Mickey, TDL1849 TDL Western Wear Donald & Chip 'n Dale, TDL1850 TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime Mickey, TDL1851 TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime Donald, TDL1852 TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime Daisy, TDL1853 TDL Poor Corner Pooh, TDL1854 TDL Poor Corner Tiger, TDL1855 TDL Poor Corner Piglet, TDL1856 TDL Home Store Cinderella, TDL1857 TDL Home Store Belle, TDL1858 TDL Home Store Alice, TDL1859 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Lightning McQueen, TDL1860 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Mike, TDL1861 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Bay Max, TDL1862 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner Sulley,
, TDL1863 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Woody, TDL1864 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Buzz Lightyear, TDL1865 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Little Green Men, TDL1866 TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port Emperor Zurg, TDL1867 TDL Treasure Comet Stitch, TDL1868 TDL Treasure Comet Minnie & Daisy, TDL1869 TDL Treasure Comet Mickey,
, TDL1870 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Mickey, TDL1871 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Pluto, TDL1872 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Simba,
, TDL1873 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Simba, TDL1874 TDL Adventureland Bazaar Pumbaa, TDR579 Disney Ambassador Hotel Mickey & GoofyTDR580 Disney Ambassador Hotel Minnie, TDR581 Disney Ambassador Hotel Chip 'n Dale,
TDR582 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Mickey & Minnie, TDR583 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Donald,
TDR584 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Daisy, TDR585 Resort gateway Station Mickey, TDR586 Resort gateway Station Minnie, TDR587 Resort gateway Station Monorail, TDR588 Tokyo DisneyLand Station Chip 'n Dale, TDR589 Tokyo DisneyLand Station Tinker Bell, TDR590 Tokyo DisneyLand Station Monorail, TDR591 Bayside Station Pluto, TDR592 Bayside Station Goofy,
TDR593 Bayside Station Monorail, TDR594 Tokyo DisneySea Station Donald,
TDR595 Tokyo DisneySea Station Daisy, TDR596 Tokyo DisneySea Station Monorail,
TDR597 Bon Voyage Mickey, TDR598 Bon Voyage Minnie, TDS1815 TDS Galleria Disney Gelatoni, TDS1816 TDS Galleria Disney Stella Low, TDS1817 TDS Steamboat Mickey's Oswald, TDS1818 TDS Steamboat Mickey's Scrooge McDuck, TDS1819 TDS Steamboat Mickey's Goofy, TDS1820 TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store Daffy, TDS1821 TDS Aunt Peg's Village Store ShellieMay, TDS1822 TDS Il Postino Stationery Mickey, TDS1823 TDS Il Postino Stationery Minnie, TDS1824 TDS Il Postino Stationery Goofy, TDS1825 TDS Expedition Photo Archives Chip 'n Dale, TDS1826 TDS Expedition Photo Archives Donald, TDS1827 TDS Expedition Photo Archives Daisy, TDS1828 TDS Mermaid Treasure Ariel, TDS1829 TDS Mermaid Treasure Flounder, TDS1830 TDS Mermaid Treasure Erick & Ariel. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan " To see pictures of these coins and more, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. ParkPennies guides cover the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed coins: 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides. Of interest to TDR collectors, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com page that lists only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/06/18Kuniaki Hiraki reports Tokyo Disneyland's latest coins. Kuniaki writes: " 2018 April monthly medals were released on April 01, 2018:
TDL1828 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Pooh,
TDL1832 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Judy,
TDS1814 TDS Nautilus Gifts ---- Parl.
Medal designs were changed on April 01, 2018:
TDL1829-1831 TDL Penny Arcade ---- Mickey & Minnie, Mickey, Goofy.
Sorry I forgot to report about Easter 2018 medals which were released on Mar. 20, 2018:
TDS1811-1813 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop ---- Mickey, Minnie, Donald.
TDR574 Disney Resort Line Bayside Station ---- Chip ‘n Dale,
TDR575-576 Disney Resort Line Tokyo DisneySea Station ---- Mickey & Goofy, Daisy,
TDR572-573 Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel Miracosta ---- Mickey & Goofy, Minnie & Daisy,
TDR577-578 Bon Voyage ---- Mickey & Minnie.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan " To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. ParkPennies pages cover the first 15 years of Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed coins: 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides. Of interest to TDR collectors, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page for only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
3-18/19-18 While searching for new penny presses... Boomer spotted a friendly Native American waving... a ghost with his head in a hatbox (!)... AND a new pressed coin machine across the street from Disneyland!! Yes, a NEW 2018 "Home of Disneyland", DW0042, and the "California" pressed penny mentioning "Disneyland" returns, DW0043, both feature new backstamp text. (The machine also offers a third "Hollywood" pressed penny that does not mention Disneyland.) This machine is located at the Cove Mini Market on Harbor Boulevard at the Tropicana Inn. Our Free Penny Machine Locations page has been updated see these news coins now in the DW Disneyland Wannabe Pressed Coin Guide. Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.
2/18/18Wow! 2018 is our 20th "online" anniversary! Hard to believe that it all started way back in the last century! :-). In 1998, we shared the first Disneyland pressed coin spreadsheet (compiled by a group of avid collectors) on a tiny 5meg public web address that later became "ParkPennies.com". This 20th Anniversary is a great time to thank you all again for your continued support. Your visits, your sharing of the hobby and ParkPennies with your friends via social media postings, links, shares, likes... It's how the world finds our modest non-commercial site and often how new collectors are welcomed into this wonderful hobby. (Not to mention that your interest in ParkPennies makes our day and motivates us to do even better! :-) We also want to thank the many collectors, Cast Members, industry-related people, and park guests who over the years have helped with new machine reports, images, content, corrections, suggestions... We couldn't have done it without you. Like our mission statement says above: "ParkPennies.com is by elongated coin collectors and for elongated coin collectors, sharing and promoting this wonderful hobby and preserving its history. ParkPennies has nothing for sale, is a non-commercial and ad-free hobbyist reference site based on our enjoyment of the Disney pressed penny collecting hobby since 1988, our online posts since 1997, and most importantly, the contributions by fellow collectors over the decades. So, please feel free to enjoy, contribute updates, and share ParkPennies with friends as we have with you." Happy Collecting! Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com. PS Sorry, no free car giveaway for our 20th. But, we do have a Free Penny Machine Locations page! :-)
2/15/2018 Our thanks to Shawn P. and Laurence R. for reporting TWO NEW NICKEL MACHINES at DISNEYLAND! They are both the latest in the continuing "Yearly" pressed nickel collection. The Disney California Adventure 2018 nickel set is located at the south door, with a very cool backstamp, in the same machine that had the 2017 nickel set. The Disneyland Park 2018 "Yearly" pressed nickel set is located at the exit to the Main Street Opera (Lincoln) in the same location as the 2017 Yearly set. The machines were pressing great. Oh, the Finding Dory set is also back on stage at Kingswell Camera after switching back from the Holiday Nickels. We've, that is the extensive highly trained ParkPennies.com staff, er ah, just me, Boomer currently :-), has already updated the The Penny Machine Locations page and will add pictures and descriptions to the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide and the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin guide soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
2/13/18 Our thanks to Dee D. who just shared a PDF listing of DLRP Medallions from www.PassionDLRP.com. Dee adds that "Although this does not tell the whole story, what with many different reverses, this pic has all the "medailles" issued to date." I think both this PDF and the web site will be a great help to DLRP Medallion Collectors. Please see the ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Paris News Page for a collection of all DLRP updates and the ParkPennies DLRP pressed coin guides for all past and present DLRP pressed coins. Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/12/18Kuniaki Hiraki reports Tokyo Disneyland's 35th Anniversary coins! Kuniaki writes: "Hello,
Opening Soon 35TH Anniversary medal was released on February 10, 2018. TDL1825 TDL Penny Arcade --- Mickey. The 35th anniversary of the opening of TDL is April 15.
In accordance with sales of related products.
Opening soon medal was released on February 10.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. We have recently updated the ParkPennies 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides so they are now more "mobile friendly". If of interest, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page of only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/04/18 Kuniaki Hiraki just reported... Yes! More just released Tokyo Disneyland pressed coins! I would, if I still had it, lose my sanity just trying to keep track of all the new coins issued at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort! Thank goodness Kuniaki has mastered the art of finding every new coin. As proof he writes to share his knowledge : "Hello, The monthly medals were released on February 01, 2018.
TDL1819 TDL Penny Arcade --- Peter Pan & Wendy,
TDL1820 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Daisy,
TDS1809 TDS Nautilus Gifts --- Dory.
Medal design changed on February 01, 2018.
TDL1821-24 TDL Plazma Ray's Diner --- Mickey, Donald, Mike, Sully.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan"
To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. Happy collecting, Boomer.
ParkPennies' Pressed Coin Menu
1/28/18 Maybe of interest? We recently refreshed y-our incredibly beautiful, indispensable, free and worth every penny, work of art and compendium of knowledge... too much? :-) Okay, the boring drop-down menu at the top of the page. :-) It now has more stuff, it's more organized, we corrected a few errors and probably added a bunch more! :-) A copy of the finished product is adjacent to this post and... at the top of most ParkPennies pages. Do check it out maybe you'll see an article, guide or collection of interest. If you think of something that is missing or you'd like something added to make navigating better, please let us know. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/24/18 Our thanks to Mark S. for his help in updating the Machine Locations Page, especially DCA and reporting that the Splash Mountain machine is inaccessible, hopefully it will be relocated. Also, two seasonal machines were taken offstage today. The Disney California Adventure Holiday nickel machine and the Disney California Adventure 2017 Yearly nickel machine. Could be 2018 Yearly nickel sets are planned. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated again. :-) Do let Boomer know if you spot a new machine. Happy collecting! Boomer.
1/23/18 Our thanks to Jennifer, several ParkPennies readers and FB friends for reporting that the Disneyland Holiday nickel machine is off-stage. I had hoped it was temporary, the last report had the DCA machine still onstage. But, I guess we must resign to the fact it's gone... probably until the next Holiday Celebration. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated. Of interest, we are hearing rumors from trusted sources that yearly nickel sets are planned again for early 2018. These cool sets have become an awesome collection on their own... I can't wait to press a set! :-) Oh... The Electric Light Parade pressed penny machine is back at the Main Street Penny Arcade. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/16/18 Our thanks to Randy K. for reporting that the "Tropicana" coin press is offstage. Randy heard from the store clerk that the machine will return with 2018 designs. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated.
1/16/18Kuniaki Hiraki's I can't believe it's already been more than a week since the last batch of new Tokyo Disneyland coins! So, here's Kuniaki's report of this week's new coins (so far)!!! Kuniaki writes: " Hello, ANNA & Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy & Pixar Play Time medals were released on January 9th, 2018. TDL1815 TDL Penny Arcade --- Anna & Elsa, TDL1816-18 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Anna, Elsa, Olaf, TDS1605 TDS TDS Steamboat Mickey's --- Lightning McQueen,
TDS1606 TDS Il Postino Stationery --- Mike,
TDS1607 TDS Expedition Photo Archives --- Nemo,
TDS1608 TDS Villa Donald Home Shop --- Woody. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan." To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. We have recently updated the ParkPennies 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides so they are now more "mobile friendly". If of interest, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page of only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/15/18 I also noticed the 2017 nickel set located at the Lincoln exit was taken offstage probably sometime early today. I hope to have the guides and locations pages updated soon. We've had a bit of a software "challenge" recently. But, everything seems good now. Happy collecting! Boomer.
1/15/18One of the TOP questions we get here are about the Haunted Mansion Pressed Quarter sets. Our thanks to Eddie, Mike, and Ricky for sharing some great news about that long missed machine. It's back at Port Royal Curios & Curiosities! And it's offering the high quality DL0518, DL0519, and DL0520 / DL0525, DL0526, DL0527 Haunted Mansion pressed quarters including their original and the only high-relief "3D" pressed coin backstamps ever offered at any Disney Resort... in a new combination. With the addition of these three coins, the DL0678, DL0679, and DL0680, a nine coin Haunted Mansion set has been made. The set features each of the three pressed quarters paired with each of the excellent three high-relief, "3D" ghost backstamps, Ezra, Phineas, and Gus. ParkPennies' extensive staff, (me :-), is working on a page that will feature this cool nine coin set. I er... ah, I mean the extensive ParkPennies' staff, hopes to have the page completed in the next few days as well as the related Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide entries for these new coins. The Penny Machine Locations page has been updated already. Happy collecting! Boomer. PS. Yes, that is a spider sliding down the marquee on this cool new video and sound coin press machine! See also: The Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Pressed Coins.
1/12/18 Our thanks to Randy K. for spotting an error in the description of a Disneyland Resort pressed coin. A tree image was described as a Sequoia. However, the engraving, upon close examination, appears to be a Redwood. We will be updating these Disneyland Resort USA references today. (Disneyland Paris Sequoia Hotel etc. should remain unchanged.) Other news... Welcome reports from several ParkPennies visitors mentioned the changes in Disney California Adventure's Paradise Pier that were effective January 8, 2018. Because of the transformation into a Pixar themed area, two pressed coin machines have been removed from stage / are inaccessible. They are / were located at Treasures in Paradise Gift Shop (CA0177-0179 Duffy the Disney Bear / Mickey Band leader set) and Sideshow Shirts Gift Shop (CA0214-0216 Lilo and Stitch set). At this time, we are not certain the machines will return. So, for now, they are listed only as "offstage" in the recently updated ParkPennies Penny Machine Locations page. Maybe we'll see new pressed coins for the opening of Pixar Pier!? Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/06/18Kuniaki Hiraki's This might not be "news" anymore? 100's of new coins at Tokyo Disneyland each year and here are the 35 new coins for the first day of 2018! Our thanks to Kuniaki for his report of this amazing bunch of new coins! Kuniaki writes: "A happy New Year. 35 medals were released on Jan. 01, 2018. Three monthly medals and 32 2018 series medals. Monthly medals:
TDL1801 TDL Penny Arcade --- Mickey & Pluto;
TDL1808 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Pluto & Minnie;
TDS1801 TDS Nautilus Gifts ---Goofy. 2018 series medals:
TDL1802-1807 TDL Penny Arcade --- Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Lady, Tramp.
TDL1809-1814 TDL Tomorrowland Terrace --- Baymax, Lightning McQueen, Wall-e,
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog.
TDS1802-1804 TDS Figaro's Clothiers --- Mickey, Minnie, Goofy.
TDR555-557 Tokyo Disneyland Hotel --- Belle, Tinker Bell, Cinderella Disney Resort Line.
TDR558-261 Resort gateway Station --- Tramp, Lady, Lady & Tramp, 101.
TDR562-564 Tokyo DisneyLand Station --- Mickey, Minnie, Pluto.
TDR565-566 Bayside Station --- Donald, Daisy.
TDR567-569 Tokyo DisneySea Station --- Chip 'n Dale, Clarice, Goofy.
TDR570-571 Bon Voyage --- Pluto & Fifi, The Fifth child. Thank you,
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. " To see pictures of these coins, please visit Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent web site. We have recently updated the ParkPennies 1996-2011 Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides so they are now more "mobile friendly". If of interest, here is a link to the ParkPennies.com news page of only Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny News. Happy collecting, Boomer.
Tip from fellow collector Wan Lin Yeo in Hong Kong: The Octopus Card is now accepted by all HKDL penny press machines.
Purchasing / loading an Octopus Card before you visit the resort is a great way to avoid the stress of locating enough change for the many HKDL penny presses. Share your Hong Kong Disneyland news here
10/2/17 Our thanks to Dee D. for asking about the Hong Kong Toy Festival pressed coin set. We've added a Hong Kong Off-Site Disney Pressed Coin Guide page for this set of coins and any future Disney copyrighted coins that are offered in China outside of the Hong Kong or Shanghai Disneyland Resort properties. This is in keeping with the ParkPennies Disneyland USA Off Site Pressed Coins guide. Happy collecting! Boomer. PS Thank you for those Facebook Likes and sharing ParkPennies.com with your friends. :-)
1/17/17 Michelle in Hong Kong reports that Hong Kong Disneyland has placed three new "Magical Medallion" pressed coins onstage. The set of three features a Marvel Iron Man theme. We have ordered examples of the coins and hope to have scans added to the Hong Kong Disneyland Iron Man Pressed Coins soon as HKDL1701, HKDL1702, and HKDL1703. Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/14/16 A most welcome report from Ralph X!"Just back from HKDL. Some news:
1st, all the ‘cell phone penny holder’ GONE.
2nd, you cannot buy ‘full collection’ from Disney. They removed by some cannot say reason. BUT, you won’t miss that, you can buy them from air port. Don’t miss again. Call the cashier. Why you need full set? Confirmed you can get 3 pcs of LE pennies. And some retired pennies. Full collection book’s pennies more than the HKDL. I’ll shot some photos of all of them a bit later again.
3rd, but full collection without the Star War 3 pennies. And at the ‘city hall’ (the front door, near the rest room, total 2 machines, won’t miss that), the Duffy machine included the ‘full collection’. But the second machine excluded. You need get them.
4th, the book was updated. Book HKD 125. And full collection with book is HKD 720. A big black book, I don’t like this design. JUST only can find in main street. Call the cashier, otherwise, you won’t find it easily. So, as foreigner like me, you can ignore the book, because of I can make sure you can buy the book with full collection at air port until today (Nov. 13. 2016). But as local Hong Kong. THAT will be painful. Just can ask somebody for help, or, buy a ticket and pass the custom, go to the DFS store. Best Regards, Ralph."
03/19/16 New Hong Kong Disneyland Avengers pressed coins were just reported by Michelle in Hong Kong via Mike P. in California. Very cool set! They have kindly shared the marquee picture shown on this page. We will update the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide as soon as we can scan these new Hong Kong Disneyland pressed coins. Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/15/15 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for being the first to report a new set of Hong Kong Disneyland pressed "Magical Coins", Guide Numbers HKDL1507-509. We'll update the HKDL Pressed Coin Guide Guide soon. But, for now, here is a picture of the marquee shared by Jimmy. Happy collecting, Boomer.
9/15/15Jimmy in Hong Kong just shared a new set of three Inside Out Hong Kong Disneyland pressed pennies that arrived today! We'll have images and descriptions added to the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide . Happy collecting!
3/22/15 Our thanks to Jason N. who recently reported his discovery of a coin previously unlisted in the onstage Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coin Guide. Before Jason's report, the coin had been believed to be a prototype. But, Jason reported that the coin was part of a recently acquired collection... suggesting the coin may have been onstage. Ultimately, Jimmy in Hong Kong confirmed the coin as part of his onstage collection and pressed at HKDL! Because the date of the coin's issue is approximate, the coin has been given a provisional onstage listing of HKDL1325 in the ParkPennies HKDL Guide. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/25/15 Jimmy in Hong Kong reports new Tsum Tsum pressed penny machine! We'll post pictures and guide numbers as soon as we have them on the 2015 Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide page. Tsum Tsum "Pressed Penny" machine guide numbers HKDL1501, 1502, 1503. Images courtesy of Jimmy in Hong Kong 1/25/15.
8/11/14 We have not forgotten HKDL. It is just that there are no new coins to report. Some machine dies have been moved around, but, no new designs have been reported since our last new coin report in August of 2013. Maybe soon? :-)
4/18/14 [Major edit to this post late 4/18. Boomer needs a nap! :-) ] Our thanks to Wan Lin Yeo in Hong Kong for reporting coins currently onstage at HKDL. Wan Lin also writes: "It will also be helpful to mention that all HKDL coin machines accept Octopus Card (a stored value smartcard for electronic payment, mainly used for public transport system in HK). HKDL shops may not have so many HK$5 coins to change (each coin costs HK$15 & only HK$5 coins can be used). There are 13 machines in total. Imagine how much HK$5 coins one will need to change to collect all the HKDL coins! Some machines have problems accepting older HK$5 coins which are a bit dented at the corners. So pressed pennies collectors are advised to top up their Octopus Card before they go into HKDL! :D"
08/18/13 Jimmy in Hong Kong again has news of two more new penny press machines at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort! Tokyo and Hong Kong have been really busy. Our thanks to Jimmy for marquee pictures of the penny press marquees, which have been added to our latest Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide page.
08/11/13 Fellow collector, Jimmy in Hong Kong, reports six new Hong Kong Disneyland pressed pennies! The coins will have guide numbers HKDL1307-1312. Our thanks to Jimmy for the marquee pictures. Happy collecting, Boomer.
06/02/2013 Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong who reported today that there are three new Magical Coins onstage! And they match the recently released HKDL pressed penny pins! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.
05/30/2013 Bryan in Hong Kong reports that all HKDL Magical Coin pressed penny machines have increased the cost of a Magical Coin from 10 Hong Kong Dollars to 15 Hong Kong Dollars. (Now about $2.00 USD each.)
5/17/2013 Our thanks to both Jimmy and Bryan in Hong Kong for reporting a new set of HKDL pressed penny pins celebrating the opening of the "Mystic Point" attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland. View a picture of the new Mystic Point Pressed Penny Pins.
11/21/12 The Hong Kong Disneyland pressed penny guide has been updated with the latest Halloween coin scans. Our thanks to Mike, Thelma, Michelle, and Dee for their help in reporting the new coins, sending a marquee image, and making the coin scans possible.
We are now only need a HKDL HKDL1222, HKDL1223, HKDL1224 Stitch marquee picture to finalize the guide numbers. If you have one, please contact Boomer.
10/14/12 Our thanks to Thelma C. for sharing news of a 2012 Halloween pressed penny set at Hong Kong Disneyland! We'll update the HKDL pressed penny guides as soon as we have scans and machine order / picture of the machine marquee for these new coins.
09/21/12 More new Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coins reported!
We hope to have coin scans of a new Grizzly Gulch set soon.
Our thanks to Mike P. and Hui Michelle for their report.
09/19/12 New Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coins reported!
We hope to have coin scans soon.
Also reported is an anticipated Princess Set.
Our thanks to Mike P., Hui Michelle, and Thelma C.
05/25/12 Our thanks to Jennifer L. for sharing news and a picture of a new pressed penny machine at HKDL! Jennifer's report also included a HKDL pressed penny map and images of the other current penny press machine marquees! The 2012 HKDL pressed penny guide includes Jennifer's picture of the latest penny press marquee already. We hopefully will have scans and descriptions up soon too.
04/30/12 Avid collectors, Mike P. and Hui Michelle, just reported a new penny press machine at Hong Kong Disneyland! They have shared a marquee picture from the machine. We hope to have images of the actual coins soon. The marquee image is already listed in the 2012 Hong Kong Disneyland pressed penny guide.
03/13/12 Our thanks to fellow collector Mike P. and his friend in China, Hui Michelle, (EBay ID: mic92065) for sharing the latest Hong Kong Disneyland marquee pictures so that the 2012 HKDL pressed penny guide could be finalized to date.
02/28/12 The 2012 Hong Kong Disneyland guide has been updated. Our thanks to Mike P. and Hui Michelle for their help. 12 coins have been reported onstage so far this year and all are listed with pictures. Given how difficult these coins can be to obtain, we have listed them without delay, absent confirmed "ABC" button coin orders. (The "ABC" button order for HKDL guide numbers HKDL1201-1209 will be provisional pending our success in obtaining pictures of the penny press machine marquees. If you have or can obtain pictures of the current Hong Kong Disneyland penny press machine marquees, please contact Boomer.) If you are a collector of HKDL Magical Coins, we suggest you do not delay in obtaining the latest arrivals. We believe the Valentine's coins in particular will be onstage for only a short time.
11/26/11 Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas Coins!!!! View them on the Hong Kong Disneyland 2011 Guide page. Our thanks to Mike P. and Hui M. for this report. Hmmm... now Disneyland Tokyo and Disneyland Hong Kong have CHRISTMAS coins on stage. We are receiving status reports daily from collectors that are searching Disneyland USA for the traditional "Seasonal". Stay tuned for updates. If you have news about Disneyland elongated coins, you can share it via email.
07/04/11 Thanks to Mike P., the well known Disney Elongated Coin Collector, and Hui Michelle, a Hong Kong based pressed penny collector and seller (eBay ID mic92065) we have added six more new Hong Kong Disneyland "pressed pennies" to the guides with penny press marquee pictures! You can view them in the 2011 HKDL pressed penny guide. Again our thanks to Mike and Michelle for their help with this update.
10/11/10 The very difficult 2009 Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny guide has been updated / completed. The marquee pictures have finally been replaced with coin scans. Although some coin images were very hard to obtain, we believe the guide to be "definitive". No additional onstage coins have been reported or suspicioned to exist that are not already listed. If any variations or prototypes are found, we will, of course, update the guides at the time of discovery. The 2010 Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny guide is up to date. Several more coins are expected to be placed onstage by the end of the year, if past placement patterns are repeated again this year. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
09/01/10 We are now "comfortable" with the 2009 Hong Kong Disneyland guide numbers. We have assigned guide numbers and soon we hope to have actual scans up. Several challenges delayed us, including but not limited to the movement of dies from one location to another and dies from previous years being carried over or matched in new sets / machines. Also, language and distance would have made this listing impossible without ParkPennies.com visitor contributions. Our thanks to the avid collectors, friends, and merchants that have helped refine our listings over this past year.
07/02/10 EBay sellers have offered some late 2009 HKDL coins for auction and report that many new 2010 coins are expected soon. We hope to have an update for the HKDL guides after we have sorted out the newer and older coins against the machine marquee pictures that have been sent to us over the past months. Hong Kong Disneyland sometimes carries older dies over into newer machines or uses both new and older die designs to make new "sets" of coins. Dies are listed only the first time they are placed on stage. Moving dies within the park or making new machine "sets" from dies already onstage can make for a challenge when only new coins are listed in our guides. But, we are up to the challenge!
03/14/09 The new hotel penny press machines reported 2/2/09 feature dies/coins that were previously vended by various machines inside the Disneyland Hong Kong Resort. The first hotel machine offers a Winnie The Pooh (HKDL0801), Mickey and Minnie (HKDL0618) and Marie (HKDL0714). The second new hotel machine offers Mickey and Minnie "Golden Mickeys" (HKDL0802), Chip N Dale (HKDL0706) and Goofy (HKDL0623). As long time collectors will note, it is unusual for dies to be reused in a new machine / location especially dies that appear to have been gathered from five different past machine sets. Advanced collectors may want to note the new location of these dies so as not to confuse them. New collectors have another chance to press these coins. (The HKDL Guides have been so noted.)
02/02/09 NEW COINS at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort! Pictures courtesy of Stanley in Hong Kong.
11/19/08 Thirty new Hong Kong Disneyland magical coins have been added to the 2008 Hong Kong Disneyland Guide. Although it's nice to see new coins for HKDL, visitors have already brought to our attention the fact that these coins are not the hand engraved Disney quality of the past. Given they often replace older nicely engraved coins with the poor quality computerized engraving some collectors have chosen to focus their collections on the earlier hand-engraved coins. (A trend we have seen at Disneyland Anaheim and now WDW.)
I hope the good folks at TDA and Disney Corporate will see this as an opportunity and take a look at the higher quality engraving currently offered by The Tokyo Disneyland Resort. TDR practices could be used to "plus up" future Disneyland Anaheim and WDW elongated coin offerings.
We hope ParkPennies.com visitors who have emailed us about this issue will also voice their concerns to the good folks at Disney. Postings at MiceAge's MiceChat and other leading Disney Fan sites may also be of help. I believe Mickey does listen, but, he is 80 years old now, I feel we must speak respectfully and loudly.
10/01/08 15 NEW COINS REPORTED AT HKDL by HKDLLOVE!!!! Guides will be undated soon.
Our thanks to eBay ID HKDLLOVE
for these marquee pictures
09/29/08 Ebay's HKDLLOVE reports that there are 15 or more new coins at Hong Kong Disneyland. We hope to have pictures of these new coins shortly. Many HKDLLOVE Hong Kong Disneyland "pressed penny" auctions are linked via the ParkPennies.com visitors' pressed penny auctions page.
09/23/08 There are a couple of new additions to the Hong Kong Disneyland penny collecting books guide. No new coins reported.
Also, here is a brochure piece from Hong Kong Disneyland inviting visitors to search for hidden penny press machines. Sample courtesy of Stanley in Hong Kong. (Click to view a larger image.)
06/17/08 With Monday's mail, we once again caught up with visitor free pressed coin requests and look forward to more. If your SASE was mailed to us over the past week, it's back on the way to you with a "priceless" ParkPennies.com elongated coin. If you have friends that might like a DW0028 coin for their collections, please do share a link to the free elongated coin offer with them.
05/05/08 We haven't forgotten Hong Kong Disneyland! But, there just has been no news to report. If you have news to report, please contact Boomer.
3/01/08 Three new coins at Hong Kong Disneyland! Report and picture courtesy of eBay seller MarkMark2. Current MarkMark2 auctions of these coins are linked to the ParkPennies.com Visitor Pressed Penny Auctions page. We will be adding a new 2008 collection guide page with these coins soon.
12/10/07 Please note we have consolidated news to the main pressed penny news page. (It's a good page to bookmark.) Specialized Hong Kong Disneyland news will of course, still be located here.
12/10/07 Due to our error in posting, HKDL News page readers, may send for a free ParkPennies.com coin through 12/17/07. Details posted below at 11/27/07. Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/27/07DW Guide description of the coin pictured above: (Horizontal pressed penny image) PARKPENNIES.COM, FOR COLLECTORS OF, DISNEYLAND ® , ELONGATED COINS, Dot border in a style similar to the DL0001 and DN0001, Initials ABC are between bottom center dots for Anastasia, Bob, and Charlotte.
First pressed 11/07 by ParkPennies.com. This coin could be one of my top favorites!
Last week, we mentioned we'd have a small 'thank you' this Season in appreciation of your visits and links to ParkPennies.com... Well, two very generous, long time friends of ours and the hobby presented ParkPennies.com with the gift of the wonderful die that made the coin pictured above. After an unnecessarily long period of contemplation, an epiphany of both imagination and penny-pinching thrift occurred to Boomer. He thought (drum roll) why not make a gift a ParkPennies pressed penny to our ParkPennies.com friends!? (Yep! Nothing gets past Boomer! ) He reasons that with the die he could personally make a ParkPennies.com pressed penny as a gift for you. Cuz he cares, has a terrific new penny die to share, and loves to press pennies. (We also need to keep him busy and out of trouble.)
So, although we can't setup a specific time to meet, if you happen to spot one of us at the park, we'll have a coin for you. If you are out of the area, we missed you at Disneyland, or if too many gray-haired guys wearing Hawaiian-style shirts and khaki colored pants have sworn to you they weren't Boomer and ran away screaming... Just mail a self addressed stamped envelope to: B00MER C/0 R0BERT H0FF, Post Office Box 17812, Anaheim CA 92817. Be sure to include your choice of either a bright uncirculated shiny copper cent or a darker patina circulated copper cent. No strings attached. It's okay to put the coin up on eBay or trade it with another collector for something else. (As if there is anything more priceless or beautiful?) But, please only one per person / address.
We do hope to offer the coin to ParkPennies.com visitors every now and then. However, this offer has to end by December 10th, to give Boomer time to carefully make your coin and hopefully get it back to you by December 20th.
Thank you for your gifts of visits, park reports, and links that share our humble site with your friends and web site visitors. And of course, Happy collecting!
11/15/07 We've added the latest 26 Magical Coins to the Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coin Press Machine Guides. The images are mostly "stick images" done without the three dimensional "Disney" quality hand engraving we know from the past. Given the many options available to a customer like Disney, and the engraving talent available to their suppliers, I am at a loss to know why images like these are in the Disneyland Resorts, especially given Disney's heritage. On the plus side, it is nice to see new coins especially those with popular themes like Nightmare Before Christmas, Pin Trading and Pirates to name a few. I also have a new found appreciation for the hand-engraved coins of the past that some collectors now call "vintage".
10/25/07 - 10/31/07 NEW Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coins! Pictures courtesy of MarkMark2. Guides will be updated as soon as possible.
New Machines Reported 10/27/07
Coin images and descriptions will be in the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide soon.
06/04/07 Here is a picture of the new marquee featuring the new pirate coin, courtesy of MarkMark2.
05/29/07 This really is news! A new coin at Hong Kong Disneyland! Late last night, we received an "Anony-Mouse" tip "A new POC coin launched at Pirateland on May26". We work here for "tips" and that was a good one! Thank you.
This morning we spotted one these new coins offered via an Auction by a ParkPennies.com Auction Links Participant. We will make it a priority to secure a scan of this, the newest edition to the Hong Kong Disneyland Magical Coin Collection Guide. Happy collecting... world around!
02/22/07 Or may be not!
12/29/06 We haven’t forgotten these wonderful coins. There just hasn’t been any new coins or developments to report recently. Maybe after the first of the new year?
9/18/06 Stanley in Hong Kong, was the first to report three new Disney medals located at the airport. These new issues will be added to The Hong Kong Disneyland Guide soon. (You may view them now via Stanley’s eBay auctions at MarkMark2. Our thanks to Stanley for this report.
If you have a HKDL related elongated medal that we haven’t mentioned, please contact us. Once your find has been verified, we’ll credit you as well as adding it to the guide. .
9/15/06 The Hong Kong Disneyland Guide has been updated. 17 new coins, scans and descriptions have been added. These are the first new coins for 2006 and therefore have guide numbers starting with 06. This week’s new hotel issues will be added to the guides soon. Have a great weekend!
9/14/06 Stanley reports six new coins at Hong Kong Disneyland! Here are pictures of the machine marquees also courtesy of Stanley in Hong Kong. ( You may view his eBay auctions of HKDL coins here. )
THE LATEST (Scroll up for earlier Hong Kong Disneyland news.)
If you have a new coin to report from HKDL or any other Disneyland park, please contact us.
The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Marquees as of 9/13/06
Coin images and descriptions will be in the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide soon.
9/04/06 We have confirmed that there are at least 17 new coins on stage at HKDL for 2006. The new 2006 coins will be assigned numbers in the same order as the original 2005 machine sets.
We suspicion that there may also have been a die replacement or two. (Coins appear to be unchanged on the marquees. However, a 2005 die or two may have been replaced by an "identical" 2006 die.)
Guide numbers are currently waiting for us to make high magnification detail comparisons between current 2005 coins that are probable carry over’s and the original 2005 coins. This will avoid future guide number changes.
If we weren’t extreme, we just wouldn’t be ParkPennies.com!
8/23/06 NEW COINS! Below, in guide order, are the ten original marquees with the Christmas 2005 marquee change. Next are the ten 8/22/06 marquees. We hope these pictures / comparisons will be of help to you in identifying recent HKDL coin introductions and replacements until we are able to update the HKDL Guide. As you can see possibly 17 coins were introduced recently. It appears the Limited Edition coins have been retired plus another dozen coins or so including Pluto. It’s been a bad year for poor old Pluto hasn’t it. Samples of ALL on-stage HKDL coins are on the way to ParkPennies. New coins will be given guide numbers and all coins will be examined for possible die variations. Check back to view our findings.
Our thanks to Stanley H. in Hong Kong, the first person to send these pictures for ParkPennies.com visitors. (Some HKDL collectors may know him as MARKMARK2 on eBay.)
8/20/06 David H. contacted ParkPennies to let us all know about at least 9 new HKDL coins! We hope to have samples of these coins before long and will add scans and updates to the HKDL Guide soon after. It appears that the five "Limited Edition" coins are among those taken off-stage and replaced by new coins. We will post to this page as soon as all is confirmed.
8/17/06 One sample Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas coin just arrived here at the ParkPennies executive cramped dungeon-like cubical. Alas, it is the same coin as last year, the HKDL0532. We believe another coin may be released (or re-released) soon. Check back for updates.
8/15/06 Two Christmas coins have been reported. We have requested scans / coins and hope to identify them as new coins or reissues of last year’s coins.... Please check back for this update.
3/20/06 We haven’t overlooked these treasures. However, there has been no news or reports recently. We believe the guides to be up to date. If you have anything to share or add, please contact us.
1/25/06 Stanley H. reports from Hong Kong that he did not find any new coins as of 1/23/05. 12/15/05 A picture of the Hong Kong Disneyland pressed penny book has been added to the HKDL Guide. (Thank you for the suggestion, J. D.!) .
12/13/05 A HKDL thumbnail index is now on line. It’s a fast way to see all the HKDL coins. If HKDL goes the way the Tokyo Disneyland has, the number of coins will grow rapidly!
12/12/05 New coins reported by Stanley in Hong Kong!
As you can see, there are two new Christmas coins at HKDL!
It appears that the two coins they have replaced the HKDL0501 and HKDL0502 are now off-stage. No word yet if they will return.
12/07/05 Stanley in Hong Kong has very kindly offered to share these marquee pictures with us. HKDL Guide numbers and descriptions will be entered soon. The first ten Hong Kong Disneyland Marquees!
Coin images and descriptions are in the Hong Kong Disneyland Guide.
11/9/05 Hong Kong Disneyland, HKDL, pressed pennies (AKA medals, souvenirs, magical coins and elongated coins) will soon become the latest addition to ParkPennies.com. Yes, Disneyland Anaheim, Disneyland Tokyo and now Disneyland Hong Kong pressed souvenirs will be featured in our news reports and reference guides.
Pictures and scans of the first 30 coins will be added over the next week or two with regular updates. Please check back often and if you are outside of the European Economic Area, email me personally with Hong Kong Disneyland posts, coins or news you would like to share.
11/16/05 First look at the ParkPennies Disneyland Hong Kong "Magical Coins" Guide here.
The guide isn’t complete, but, you can see the coins. We know many of you couldn’t wait any longer and... we couldn’t either!