Disneyland Pressed Coin Guides and news from
USA, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai & Paris.
Welcome fellow Disney Pressed Coin Collectors! Here you will find the exclusive hobby standard ParkPennies Disney Pressed Coin Guides that include every single elongated coin ever onstage at The Disneyland Resort USA. Plus extensive pressed coin guides for Hong Kong Disneyland and Paris Disneyland. Plus Tokyo Disneyland's first 15 years of Disney pressed coin souvenirs and the Shanghai Disneyland Resort's Opening Day Magic Medallions. This is also the home of The ParkPennies Disneyland coin Press Machines Locations and Checklists. Plus ParkPennies offers our own very popular and grammatically-challenged pressed coin articles and news. For Advanced Collectors, dedicated guides detail the legendary "DN" Disneyland USA Pressed Coin Prototypes, as well as the "CM" Cast Member and Special Event elongated coins. For fun, the "DW" guide covers some "Tribute" Disney themed pressed pennies and Disney penny press related souvenirs from as early as 1970. 100s of pages of Disney pressed penny related guides, articles, and news illustrated by more than 10,000 images of pressed coins, penny press machines and marquees await you... and the friends we hope you will invite. :-) To start your visit, just click on any icon or drop down menu at the top of most pages and... Enjoy!
ParkPennies.com is by elongated coin collectors and for elongated coin collectors, sharing, promoting and preserving this wonderful hobby and its history. ParkPennies has nothing for sale, is a non-commercial ad-free hobbyist reference site based on our personal enjoyment of the Disney pressed penny collecting hobby since 1988, our online posts since 1997, and most importantly, the knowledge contributed by fellow collectors, Cast Members, and industry experts over the decades. So, please feel free to enjoy, contribute updates and share ParkPennies with your friends as we have with you.
7/22/2021 Anastasia S., the long time Disney pressed coin collector and ParkPennies team member, shared with us her picture of the newly converted DR0195-197 World of Disney pressed coin vending machine and sadly a picture of her "short roll" / incomplete $1.00 DR0195 Winnie the Pooh zinc souvenir. (For comparison, I added the image of a 50 cent solid copper DR0195 penny I pressed before the machine was converted.) As you can see, soft, less desirable copper plated zinc cents don't always press a more complete souvenir. I've been told by Cast Members, back when Disneyland Resort Cast Members maintained the coin presses, that a head's up is appreciated whenever a guest experiences an issue with a machine. After all, they may be unaware of any issues unless brought to their attention. So, please be kind when reporting a coin press issue. Happy collecting, Boomer
7/17/2021 Happy Birthday Disneyland! Wow 66 years, how time flies. Boomer is remembering one of his first visits to Disneyland in February of 1956 wearing my Keppy Kap and riding on Rocket to the Moon with my Dad. I think the ride may have looked a bit too scary for Mom? :-) She was waiting for us at the exit with a Lunar Flight Certificate. Thank you Disneyland for lots of great memories over so many years. (Yes, when you do the math, like Boomer does math, he is 39 years old. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/17/2021 We have added eight new Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Anniversary pressed coins to the Shanghai Disney Resort Pressed Coin Guide! Our thanks to Alex L. in Hong Kong for reporting the coins as well as securing marquee images and use permissions. We would also like to thank Momo Disney for granting ParkPennies use of these new images. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/14/2021 Lately ParkPennies has gotten several reports of out of order coin press machines from unhappy Disneyland guests. Today we are happy to post that Jeremy H., a frequent park visitor and ParkPennies contributor witnessed one of the converted Critter Country coin press machines getting some TLC. The technician in this picture does not appear to be a Cast Member as was the practice over the past 34 years which would support rumors that Disneyland Resort coin presses are no longer Disneyland Resort Cast Member supported. Machines are being converted quickly. However, no quarter press machine conversions have been reported so far. So, quarter machines appear to be a bargain nowadays in that they are currently the same price as a pressed penny and you can still press your own well-selected coins. There are no nickel or dime machines onstage and we don't know if they will return. If the Seasonal nickel press machines do not return, The Disneyland Holiday Pressed Nickels may become a very cool 25 coin nostalgia collection. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/14/2021 Our thanks to Kelly B. for another great Disneyland Resort pressed coin machine update! Kelly reports that the Pioneer Mercantile DL0502-504, Bonanza Outfitters DL0651-653, Westward Ho Trading Post DL0559-561, Splash Mountain Exit DL0509-511, World of Disney DR0198-200, Fantasia Gift Shop DR0153-155, Goofy's Kitchen DR0150-152 and DR0130-132 are all onstage and have all been converted to $1.00 per coin hopper-fed machines. We have updated the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page to reflect all reported changes to date. Do let us know if you spot other changes. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/13/2021 Our thanks to Alex D. for another update to the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page today. Machines are offstage possibly being converted to hopper-fed $1.00 and some machines onstage out of order. However, many machines are working and still accepting your penny, nickel, or quarter. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/06/2021 Our thanks again to Alex L., the long time Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland pressed coin collector for his update today. Alex reports that Shanghai Disneyland's World of Disney Store has changed four coins in each of two eight coin machines. The new coins are themed for Shanghai Disneyland's 5th Anniversary. We hope to have marquee pictures / scans added to the ParkPennies Shanghai Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide soon. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/05/2021 Thank you Alex D. for a catching an embarrassing spelling error. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer
7/04/2021 Our thanks to Kelly K. for reporting that a machine is off-stage at the Word of Disney. Yes, it's located at the Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney, World of Disney... Wow! That's a lot of "Disney"! :-) No annual pass? No worry. Most all onstage Downtown Disney area machines are still accessible without paying admission! :-) (Parking extra.) We have updated the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. However, keep in mind that availability and operational status of all coin press machines at the Disneyland Resort is currently changing and uncertain. Happy collecting, Boomer AND Happy 4th of July! :-)
7/02/2021 Our thanks to Kelly B. for her machine update today. Two more machines have returned. We have updated them to "$1.00 Vended Coins" machines. Lots of coin press changes taking place... Please email ParkPennies if you spot any updates for the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/01/2021 Our thanks to Alex L., the long time Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland pressed coin collector as well as ParkPennies contributor, for his most welcome help today. Recently, we (okay it was me, Boomer) added guide numbers for the identification of pressed coins issued since the grand opening of The Shanghai Disneyland Resort. All coins were given prefixes of "SDR". However, Alex alerted us to the fact that some of the coins were actually issued within the gates of Shanghai Disneyland (SDL) not outside the gates on Shanghai Disneyland Resort (SDR) property. The affected guide numbers have been corrected. My apologies. Happy collecting, Boomer
6/28/2021 Our thanks to John D. for today's updates. John D. reported: "Main Street Arcade Nickel machine not on site. Port Royal Quarter Machine formerly offering 50th logo not on site. Jolly Trolley Treats Nickel machine not on site. Gone Hollywood #1 and #2 out of order. Good news: Gone Hollywood #3 moved to Stage 17 Backlot Shop (Avengers themed) Rushin River Up themed quarter machine still there." We have updated the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. However, collectors looking to press coins should keep in mind that availability and operational status of all coin press machines is currently uncertain. Happy collecting, Boomer.
6/20/2021 Our thanks to Deanna W. for reporting that several machines are offstage, probably being converted to $1.00 vending style machines. We will be updating the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. However, collectors looking to press coins should keep in mind that coin press machines availability is currently uncertain. Happy collecting, Boomer
6/16/2021INTERESTING -> Many thanks to our good friend the well-known Disney pressed coin collector, Jeremy H., for today's report. Jeremy shared pictures of the coin press inside Humphrey's Service at Disney's California Adventure as well as the coin press machines at the exit to the Main Street Opera. They brought to our attention a change at the park we had hoped would never happen. At least not happen at the original Disneyland Resort, birthplace of Disney pressed coin collecting back in 1987. But, Humphrey's Soarin' pressed coin machine, which has offered the CA0211, CA0212 and CA0213 pressed coin set since 2016, was in fact recently converted to a "Walt Disney World style vending machine". Jeremy also shared images of the now converted DL0489-491, DL0496-498, and DL0506-508 coin machines ("Lands Pressed Penny Set") located at the exit to the Main Street Opera. Unfortunately, when using these converted machines, you may no longer chose your own shiny or solid copper cent to be pressed. The modified presses now "vend" or supply a random penny that is automatically fed from a hopper inside the machine, pressed and dropped into the coin tray. Not to mention watching this now diminished "show" and receiving a souvenir now pressed on a random coin has doubled in price to $1.00. (You may have seen social media posts or YouTube videos by Disney Fans about similar changes that have taken place at WDW.) Sadly, it appears the magic of our own coins being made into a Disney keepsake before our own eyes may be coming to an end. As you can tell, I'm a bit sad to see it happen. I know there are Cast Members both current and retired that feel the same way. So, please keep positive and thank the Cast Members you see for the hobby and entertainment these machines have given us over all these years. Maybe they will be able to spare us a few of the now nostalgic real Disneyland penny presses? PS Collectors may start placing a greater value on coins that were pressed "in the good old days" or "pre-vending machine" on clean solid copper cents? If you do not already have a complete set of current onstage coins pressed on copper cents, you may want to acquire them now. NOTE: I don't think the coin press machines are supported by local Disneyland Cast Members as they were in the past. So please check ahead of time if you plan to use these machines. Guests are currently experiencing some problems with the newly converted machines. We have updated the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. -Boomer [Edits and additions 6/16]
5/18/2021 Our thanks to Michael H. for alerting us that India M. of the TEC FB page reported the The Cove Mini Market is open with both of their coin press machines accessible, the DW0031 and DW0042 pressed coin sets. The coin press previously located at the Castle Gate / Castle Inn Gift Shop was out of order at the time of her visit. (Please see our 2/20/2021 post) However, we believe that machine will be up and running soon. Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/9/2021 Again our thanks for a most welcome update from Jeremy H. Today he reports that the Los Feliz Five & Dime #2 machine featuring the CA0171,210, 173 Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree pressed coins is missing. Also that Humphrey's Service & Supplies is closed, machine status unknown. We will try to keep the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page updated as reports / changes are received.
5/8/2021 [Edits for clarity 5/9] Our thanks to Jeremy H. for reporting. DLR: There is some activity inside the Mad Hatter Shop today. The coin press machines can't be seen inside the shop if they are still there. Possibly they have been moved behind the wall, closer to the opera exit or maybe taken offstage. Jeremy also confirmed the Rajah's Mint nine coin machine is up and running as well as the Haunted Mansion quarter press is still onstage. (The Haunted Mansion / Nightmare Before Christmas pressed quarter machine currently offers a 50th anniversary set of quarters that many have thought would be taken offstage after the August 9, 2019 Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary event came to an end.) DCA: The Pixar Incredibles themed penny press at Knick's Knacks (Previously Treasures in Paradise) is missing. -Do place a bookmark in your browser or a link on your desktop / home screen to the Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. We will try to keep it up to date as reports come in.
5/07/2021 Our thanks to Chuck N. for reporting that most all the remaining coin press machines are operational today. Also, the machines located at the Mad Hatter Shop / exit to the Main Street Opera still could not be seen behind closed curtains and the shop is still closed. He mentioned that the Rajah's Mint machines are working, that the the two Penny Arcade machines have been moved away from the entrance and the Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary pressed quarters are still available. Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/02/2021 Our thanks again to Jeremy H. for another most welcome update today. He just reported that the two machines at Pooh Corner, the Winnie The Pooh themed DL0562-564 and DL0645-647 pressed coins appear to be missing. Also all of the Rajah's Mint set of three three play coin presses are marked "out of order", though they do not appear to be jammed. Just yesterday, Jason T. reported machines out of order or missing as well. I hope this is not an indication of a Walt Disney World type of catastrophe happening to the beloved, nostalgic coin press machines of the Original Disneyland Resort. -Boomer
-------4-30-2021-----------------The Disneyland Resort reopens after a 413 day COVID-19 park closing!
4/29/2021 Early reports over the past two days by Jeremy H. and Mike R. share news of missing machines. Only a few locations were observed. However, both the small world quarter press and the Splash Mountain penny machine were not found. Constraints on both time and entry have limited a thorough
search / update of machine changes for our Disneyland Area Pressed Coin Machines Location Page. If you are going to visit the park or have additional early updates to share with fellow collectors, as they have with you, please email Boomer. Happy collecting, Boomer.
4/15/2021 Boomer hopes you might have a picture of the Disneyland Hotel Monorail pressed coin machine? Advanced collectors will recall it held the the DL0017 pressed coin. (Same as the Disneyland Resorts and Hotels DR0010.) As you may know, this old favorite single-play penny press was onstage for many, many years moving from inside the park to outside, from the old Disneyland Hotel breezeway to the Neon Cactus, then the Disneyland Fantasia Gift Shop... Boomer has already shared a picture of the marquee and the coin in the guides. But for some reason he apparently missed taking a picture of the machine &%#@! (Have you noticed that when I make a mistake, I use the third person like it wasn't me that did it? :-) Now that we are sprucing up the online guide pages, (I know about time. :-) a picture of the machine would really help. If you have a picture to share, just contact Boomer to make your Disneyland Hotel Monorail penny press image with your named credit a welcome immortal part of this 20+ year old guide. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies. [Edits 4/17/2021]
4/8/2021 New updated listings of Hong Kong Disneyland pressed coins! Our thanks to the well-know HKDL pressed coin collector, Alex L. who recently reported new variations of the HKDL0523 and HKDL0524! Happy collecting, Boomer
4/8/2021 A long time fellow collector and friend, Jon G., just reported what could be some great news. Jon heard from a friend that there may be a coin press at the Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney. As usual, until we can share pictures of the machine / coins, we can't confirm the machine or any details. Usually I'd be at the park ASAP when I heard news like this and then post it with pictures and images of the coins as soon as I returned to my ParkPennies desk. But, for the time being, I am mostly homebound. Luckily, we all share an amazing network of ParkPennies visitors, us! So, if you spot a new or changed machine, just click this link to share the news with fellow ParkPennies readers. [update: No machine found 4/14/2021] Related recent news. I've heard rumors from "The East Coast" and "Central California" for the past week or two that there may be some feared changes coming to our beloved DLR coin press machines. I hope it's only a rumor. We may have some updates later this month / when the park reopens. Stay tuned and if you hear something first, send Boomer an email, anony-mousely if you wish. Happy collecting, Boomer
3/17/2021 Our thanks to Amanda M. for reporting that the three pressed quarter machines from Gone Hollywood, Avengers and two Star Wars quarter press machines, have moved. They are now located in Studio 17 also known as the Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop. As frequent DLR visitors know, this is a DCA shopping location that has been a part of the Downtown Disney Extension for sometime now and can be accessed without paying admission. We'll update the ParkPennies Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF today. Oh... by the way, if you didn't hear already, it was announced this morning that DISNEYLAND IS OPENING ON APRIL 30TH!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/20/2021Our thanks to Mike M. for reporting that The Cove Market on Harbor Boulevard is temporarily closed due to the COVID shutdown of the hotel. However, Mike could see the machine through the window so at least it's still there. Mike also reported that he was told the Castle Gate Gift Shop operator didn't renew their lease. The coin press machine as well as the store furnishings have all been removed and the gift shop is not expected to return when the hotel reopens. We've updated the ParkPennies Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF. DCA will be reopening to food and wine events I hear. ParkPennies hopes to report additional machines as they become accessible. Happy collecting, Boomer
2/4/2021 Don Cade and ZZZCoins have released new Disney themed monorail pressed coins! We have updated the ParkPennies DT Pressed Coins Guide to include these two new coins. Happy collecting! Boomer.
2/1/2021 Our thanks to Larry H. for reporting that it now appears the Gone Hollywood Gift Shop in Disney California Adventure is closed for the time being. If you notice this very popular home of Star Wars and Avengers quarter press machines has reopened, do let us know. The ParkPennies Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF will be updated within the hour. Happy collecting, Boomer
1/28/2021 Our thanks to Michael H. for reporting that the World of Disney coin press machines had been moved. We're told that they are now in their old locations one on each side of the center door. There are no changes in the coins offered. Stay safe and happy collecting! Boomer.
1/20/2021 Good News: Our thanks to Dennis S. for reporting that Gone Hollywood Gifts is still open! However, with new limited days and reduced hours. So be sure to check ahead. Gone Hollywood Gifts current operating hours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 8:00PM. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/19/2021 Our thanks to Larry H. for reporting that the previous Disney California Adventure 2020 yearly nickel set has been replaced with the Finding Dory CA0217-219 set which was temporarily taken offstage (See 11/20/2020 post below). This is a new location / machine cabinet for this unchanged CA0217-219 Finding Dory pressed coin set. The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and ParkPennies Guides have been updated.
1/18/2021 Our thanks to Mike R. who reported that he found Gone Hollywood Gifts closed today. (As fellow DLR visitors will recall, Gone Hollywood Gifts is located on Hollywood Boulevard inside the Disney California Adventure Downtown Disney extension.) The three coin press machines inside the shop are now inaccessible. We are assuming the closure is temporary. If not, we will update the guides. Boomer
1/13/2021 Our thanks to Jamie B. for reporting that the Disney California Adventure 2020 yearly nickel set has been taken off-stage. We do not anticipate a new set of coins anytime soon. But, this location, near the south door of Jolly Trolley Treats will be a prime spot to check when / if the machine returns. Guides and the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF will be updated today. Happy collecting. Boomer.
12/26/2020 Our thanks to Jeremy H. and friends for confirming the current Jolly Trolley Treats and Kingswell Camera Shop machine locations. The Buena Vista Street pressed coins and locations are unchanged from our last report. I know many collectors were hoping for a possible 2020 DCA Holiday Nickel press. The good news is that many machines are still accessible in the Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventure areas. We look forward to reporting some good news in 2021. Stay safe and Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com. [Edited 12-28-2020 to correct some grammatical gaffes and add some more. :-)]
12/24/2020 The very best of the Season to you all. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com.
12/19/2020 The Folks at ParkPennies are very thankful for the honor of being awarded the 2020 TEC Presidential Merit Award. Not a member of TEC, The Elongated Collectors Organization yet? Join and enjoy the TEC Newsletter, articles, member ads and meetings at www.TECNEWS.org!
12/04/2020 [Updated 1/19/2021] Another pressed coin machine is available now that historically has required admission! Maybe a small silver lining? "On November 19, 2020, Disney California Adventure's Buena Vista Street area including part of Hollywood Land and Grizzly Park was reopened as a no admission and no "rides" shopping and dinning extension to Downtown Disney. Not all pressed coin machine locations in the area were accessible. However, the initial Buena Vista Street extension did still make the CA0144, CA0145, CA0146, CA0156, CA0157, CA0158 CA0171, CA0210, CA0173, CA0165, CA0166, CA0167, CA0265, CA0266, and CA0267 pressed coin machines available. (The CA0217, CA0218, and CA0219 Finding Dory coin press location at the Kingswell Camera Shop (Elysian Arcade) was accessible. However, the machine was offstage presumably pending the arrival of the DCA Seasonal Nickel machine, finally returned to occupy the recently vacated DCA0265-267 2020 yearly set machine cabinet on 1/13/2021.) On December 4, 2020, an additional shopping location in the BVS area, Off The Page Gifts, reopened making the CA0159, CA0160, and CA0161 also available. " We have updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide. Stay safe and Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
11/20/2020 Buena Vista Street pressed coin machines are up, running, and waiting for visitors to the newest extension to Downtown Disney! (Without paying admission!) One machine has been reported as offstage, the Dory CA0217-219 pressed coin set. This is the machine that has been taken offstage in the past to make room for the... Holiday Nickels set! We are hopeful that the absence of this machine suggests Disney California Adventure Holiday Pressed Nickels are on the way. However, people tell me this year is different? :-) So, check this page often and keep your fingers crossed. Spot a new machine or update not yet reported? You can share it here. Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies. Keep Safe!
11/19/2020 The Buena Vista Street extension to Downtown Disney opens today. I have not heard of any new pressed coins so far. But, there are several machines in the area and for the first time, these machines will not require paid admission! (Check our Pressed Coin Machines Location Page for Buena Vista Street Machines.)
Stay safe and Happy collecting!
11/02/2020 My apologies. I had not gotten a notification of new mail from the Post Office for more than a week. But, started thinking maybe they might be a bit busy nowadays and didn't send one? (Who says Boomer isn't smart? Please no emails. :-) So, I stopped in to check the P.O. Box today and surprise... it was stuffed! I'm sorry for the late replies. They are going in the mail today and tomorrow. Keep safe and Happy Collecting, Boomer. PS Disneyland is closed and it maybe for a while. But, eBay is open! :-) Why not check out some eBay pressed coin auctions by fellow ParkPennies visitors? There are usually some interesting coins and sometimes a deal can be had on a hard to find treasure.
10/10/2020 Many Disney pressed coin collectors are familiar with Don Cade's excellent Disney inspired pressed coins. In recognition of his work, especially his most recent Disney ride inspired elongated coins, we were happy to add a Don's Tributes Guide page dedicated to his excellent pressed coins. The guide brings together all of the Don Cade elongated coins listed at ParkPennies and provides room for what we hope will be many more. Happy collecting, Boomer.
9/09/2020 Our thanks to the very helpful dad and daughter team of Hong Kong pressed coin collectors, Alex and Abigail L. They recently shared with us some very well researched evidence representing detective work spanning more than a year. The information included statements and recollections of collectors that had pressed the three subject coins, noted purchases of the coin set by casual collectors, even an example of the three coins placed as a set in coin book of the time. With their excellent detective work they have solved a longtime Hong Kong Disneyland pressed coin puzzle. As advanced HKDL pressed souvenir collectors will remember, there was a lone HKDL1325 coin reported by the well known USA collector, Jason N., back in 2015. At the time, we didn't know exactly when the coin was onstage. So, it was listed as our only "provisional" HKDL listing, the HKDL1325 and entered it in the HKDL Guide accordingly. There was also an "orphan" listing of a lone, the HDKL1016, dating from back in 2010 that we could not match with any other coins reported at the time to complete what we thought should have been an original machine set of three. Alex and Abigail's detective work linked the HKDL1016 and HDKL1325, with a third coin, featuring the image of Conductor Mickey in a Train (previously thought to have never been onstage), to reunite the HKDL1016, HKDL1017 and HKDL1018 2010 set! Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies. [Edited 9/16/2020 to remove some of the poor grammar. :-)]
9/02/2020 The park still isn't open... we're still "all ears" waiting for word of new machines and a park opening date. Don't hesitate to share any news your hear. Keep safe and happy collecting, Boomer.
8/12/2020 Our thanks to Dee D., the longtime advanced collector and friend of the folks at ParkPennies. Recently, he very generously shared some amazing documents, images, items from a 2012 Disneyland Hotel event... Yes, we now have images of the extremely scarce event souvenirs and pressed coin from Captain Hook Save Tinker Bell Challenge! Do take a look at this still "draft" page with history, images of the event brochures, coin... Stay safe and Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
8/04/2020 We added a couple new memes to the ParkPennies Jokes page. Our thanks to Les H. for... if not granting us permission to use them, forgiveness? :-) Seriously, our thanks to Les who has -knowingly- contributed several jokes since the page was first launched.
7/30/2020 I hope you are all well and keeping safe. No coin press news to report. Do drop us an email or annoy-mouse private message if you have news or a rumor to share. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
7/20/2020 Our thanks to Jeremy H., Mike R, and Larry H. for their reports over the past few days. So far it's been all good news. The Downtown Disney coin press machines appear to be unchanged since the shutdown. (I know some readers feared that the coin press machines, especially some Downtown Disney machines run by an outside firm, might be converted into credit card machines vending expensive pressed zinc cents. It has already happened to several machines in an unnamed Flooorida theme park.) However, as avid collectors know The Original Disneyland Resort, home of the first Disney pressed coins, has focused on the guest experience and the penny press machine "show" since 1987. This week's reports confirm that the tradition is still in place. Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
6/24/2020 As you may have heard, the State of California has said it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines "until sometime after July 4, 2020". Given the lead time needed to open the park to the public, it looks like the Disneyland Resort may not be opening for sometime later than the hoped for July 17, 2020. There have been some guests, Cast Members and Unions pushing for a later / safer open. Maybe it's for the best? Stay safe and happy collecting, Boomer.
6/16/2020 We hope all is well with you and yours. We've had more "free time" lately :-) and used some of it to catch up on past due web site maintenance and additions. So far, we've spruced up the Main Disney Pressed Coin Collections Index. Now it's a bit better for different sized devices and screens. We've added needed edits and more images to the Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide and gave the pages a more consistent look. (Some of the pages had a 15+ year old appearance and others looked only 10 years old. :-) The Disneyland Resort and Hotels Pressed Coin Guide now has more marquee and coin press machine pictures too. The Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide was updated with a more consistent look and additional images. Several smaller guides and pages were upgraded and a couple pages benefited from the addition recent news, data and edits. Our thanks to the generous ParkPennies visitors, Mike R., Dave B., Dan, and Larry H. who helped improve the guides by sharing their penny press images with us all. We still do need a few missing penny press and sign images especially pre 1999. Please let us know if you have some to share. :-) Thank you again for visiting ParkPennies and for sharing this humble "by collectors, for collectors" web site. We really appreciate your kind ParkPennies mentions and links on the 'net. We see them and they make our day! :-) Enjoy the updates! Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
6/10/20203PMDISNEYLAND JUST ANNOUNCEDIT WILL (proposes to) REOPEN JULY 17, 2020! Disney has reported that Downtown Disney Anaheim is to open on July 9, with the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure following on July 17th... Yes, same day as in 1955 when Disneyland opened to the press and a few lucky fans. But, will there be any new penny press machines? Stay tuned for updates. HAPPY COLLECTING Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
5/21/2020 -UPDATED 5/30- Thanks to Nancy W., Chuck & Delores N.,Michael H., Don C., Mark B., Randy K., and other fellow collectors for generously offering their welcome adds, edits, images, and inspiration for resent updates especially over the past week. Shared contributions made by fellow collectors is what ParkPennies is all about. As long time readers will remember, twenty-some years ago, this web site offered only a very early list of Disneyland coins on an Excel or was it a Lotus 123 spreadsheet? Additions, updates and an amazing amount of knowledge shared by collectors and for collectors has made all the difference. Now that many of us are "sheltered in place" it's a great time to share a few more pictures, a bit more history and maybe even a new coin or two... As you browse the ParkPennies pages, you'll see some added marquee pictures, added honorable mention of the 2016 TEC coin set in the DW Guide, updated drop-down main menu, some re-written pages... and more to come. Happy collecting! Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
5/07/2020 Our thanks to fellow collector, Michael H. for sharing his updates to the -Download- Excel version of the ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides. (Also viewable as a web page and Editable PDF version.) As long time ParkPennies readers will recall, this is an abridged version of the online ParkPennies guides that you on your own device, Windows or IOS(may require app), can convert and modify to add notes, identify coins owned, costs, dates of acquisition, coins wanted, coins held for trade... With Michael's most welcome update all Disneyland Resort pressed coins are now up to date! Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
5/03/2020 You know, I think many of us will have a new appreciation for long lines and jammed pressed coin machines when this is all over! :-) Needless to say, it's been a slow month for new pressed coin machine reports here at ParkPennies. Boomer has even resorted to posting jokes on ParkPennies! But, thanks to Alex L. in Hong Kong, we do have a report of a new example of a very scarce coin. The coin design, out of the thousands of coins pictured in the ParkPennies Guides, is the only "unassigned" coin! Maybe with this new report, we are getting closer to attributing this Mickey Mouse Rays mystery coin? Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
4/15/202020 Disneyland COVID Shutdown DT0006 pressed coin set. The set was issued this month by Don Cade. Although Don said he wasn't happy with the engraving, in my opinion, the lettering style tells the story well. These historically tragic times are testing the people of the world as well as many businesses. Disney Resorts have even closed. But, when the pandemic has passed, I think this coin set will persist as a reminder not to take a day for granted, much less a day with our friends or family; especially a day with our friends and family at Disneyland. We've added this set to the DT Don Cade Tribute Coins Guide. (There is no machine location. Don Cade often rolls his coin designs for fellow pressed coin collectors sometimes offering them via eBay.) Please remember to thank our healthcare heroes and to stay safe. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the park... soon! Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
3/18/20 Lots of families spending time at home nowadays. Great time to organize our pressed coin collections! :-) Maybe send an email or two asking fellow Disneyland pressed coin collectors to trade some coins? Of course, the TEC newsletter is a fun read too. If you are not already a member, do check out the TEC web site for news and an application to join. ;-) Looking forward to a celebration when the Disney parks reopen. Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
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3/13/20 Well... for those of us not visiting the Disney parks today... Why not check out the eBay pressed coin auctions by fellow ParkPennies visitors? A great web site to get caught up on WDW pressed coins is www.PressCoins.com, it's our go to site for all WDW coins. And of course, do explore the drop down menu above that says "INDEX of All Fun Stuff". It's updated often and has a lot of links to ParkPennies articles. Some nostalgic, obscure, even a few of them are interesting.:-) Also there are links to our guides, old archived news pages back to the 1990s... fun! Looking forward to the reopening of the Disney parks... The Folks at ParkPennies.
3/08/20 With great sadness, we must share that the elongated coin collecting world lost Mr. Ray Dillard on March 8, 2020. His name is mentioned often on this site and I can think of no one that has done more for the hobby or for so many years. A wonderful person, friend, and mentor to so many of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray's family and his world of friends. The Folks at ParkPennies.
1/14/20 Our thanks to Nathan P. and his daughter who shared an excellent report on HKDL pressed coin machines and locations in late 2019. The report and images have been added to the Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Coin Guides over the past month and are now finally completed. (Sorry for the delay, crazy busy December this year.) The report includes images of the machine marquees and some great tips as well. Nathan writes in part: "Last week, I did a business trip that ended in Hong Kong, and I opted to visit the park and attempt to collect one of each pressed coin blank. Here's what I found. Feel free to use the pictures on the site to help others find these pressed coins. Interestingly, most of the machines are unused for the most part, and many sounded empty when you deposit the HK$5 coins to pay for them, except for the Ironman Experience one. I suspect that this is partially due to Tony Stark threatening one of the robots in the show with being turned into a coin press machine." Nathan also mentions "The biggest reason that the machines sounded empty is probably because they take HK Octopus cards, as well as coins." (Nathan suggests that collectors obtain an Octopus Card for use with the HKDL coin press machines.) "Each pressed coin costs HK$15 (approximately US$1.92). Pretty steep! The coin album was the only one on offer, and it was HK$125 (or about US$16)." Nathan also noted that the Iron Man Experience and the machine inside Professor Porter's were the most popular. For HKDL specific news and archives, please bookmark the Hong Kong Disneyland News Page. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/13/20 The Holiday pressed nickel sets in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have been retired. The 2019 year nickel set was still on stage late last night. The guides have been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.