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!
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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.
-------3-14-2020-----------------COVID-19 Park Closing----------
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.
12/15/19 Our thanks to Ralph X. and Jimmy in Hong Kong for reporting several new Shanghai Disneyland Resort pressed souvenir vending machines ("Penny" Presses). Looks like this has been a busy month for SDR collectors! Please see the SDR Shanghai Disneyland Resort Pressed Souvenirs News Page for details. Happy collecting, Boomer
12/09/19 Our thanks to Ralph X., who again shared a most welcome update for the pressed souvenir vending machines at the SDR. Ralph reports that two machines were updated at the World of Disney, Disneytown, Shanghai Disney Resort. (Four new coins in each of the two eight-play machines, eight coins in total.)
Plus these two World of Disney machines plus one machine at Intergalactic Imports, Tomorrowland, Shanghai Disneyland now vend GOLD colored "pennies" instead of the copper ones. Ralph also has shared images of the new SDR machine marquees.
12/04/19Our thanks to Chuck N. and Laura P. for reporting the arrival of the 2019 DISNEYLAND HOLIDAY NICKELS!!! They are located in the Main Street Penny Arcade... more to follow. Happy collecting! Boomer.
11/23/19 A DN0001 Mickey Rays has just been offered on eBay for $4,000.00 / best offer by a former Centek executive. To the best of our knowledge, this coin has rarely been offered for sale and even then was only offered privately between very advanced collectors. A few of us may recall that occasionally other Disneyland prototype elongated coins, not thought to be as scarce as the DN0001, have sold for more than $3,000.00. Given the DN0001 is acknowledged as the earliest of all Disney prototype elongated coins and is rarely seen... we had to share the news. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/09/19 I try not to post unless there is some news... But, it's really been slow lately! Didn't want you to think that our last post isn't still the latest... Lots of rumors of more coins for DLR. But, nothing has been placed onstage since the DCA 2019 nickel set, so far. Maybe something soon? Holiday Nickel Sets for DL or DCA? Haunted Mansion Set for the 50th? You know we'll post it here ASAP. If you spot a new machine first, please contact Boomer to share your find. And a BIG THANK YOU for sharing ParkPennies in social media posts. Word of mouth is our only advertising. It really makes our day when we see our humble website is worthy of mention. Happy collecting, Boomer. [Edited 11/22/19 to upgrade some horrible grammar to our usual bad grammar standard. :-)]
10/04/19 Several collectors have asked if / when a Disneyland 2019 nickel set or the Disneyland and DCA Holiday Nickel Sets might be placed onstage. There still is no official word that we've heard. Even the rumors and bits we hear from people in the know are still very vague. As long time collectors know, this link to all The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Holiday Nickel Sets since 1995 has the dates Holiday sets have been placed onstage and taken offstage and provides some speculative guidance about when the Holiday coins might arrive this year. Understandably, some collectors are waiting until all sets are onstage before renewing Annual Passports or spending big bucks for entry into the parks. We hear you... As always, we'll post here as soon as we have more news. If you have any news to add, as always please contact Boomer to share your most welcome report with fellow collectors. You will receive named credit as the first to report it... or you may have it posted annoy-mousely. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
10/02/19 Our thanks to Cathy P. for being the first to report the NEW 2019 NICKEL SET! The set was just placed onstage today and is located at the Jolly Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. It's a very nice video based three-play nickel press machine with an excellent, bright, video display show... still priced at only 75 cents plus the nickel to be pressed before your eyes! The coins feature Pie-Eyed Mickey, Pie-Eyed Minnie and Pluto dated "2019" and each features an excellent California Adventure backstamp. (As pressed coin collectors know, backstamps, that often include the coin's park location, are a special "plus" that has been featured on DLR pressed coins since 2004.) The Guide Numbers for these new coins are CA0259, CA0260, and CA0261. The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has already been updated and the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
8/28/19 Not many new machines at the park lately. So, we've had time to add or update a couple of pages. We hope you'll like them. The page additions were inspired by ParkPennies emails from fellow collectors and based on tips and notes we've collected over the years. They cover things I wish I had known when we first started collecting Disney pressed coins back in the 1980s... The University of Hard Knocks can be an expensive education! :-) Thankfully fellow collectors helped us out over the years. The two pages we updated are: Tips on How to Clean a Pressed Penny with a companion page, Tips on How to Flatten a Curved Pressed Penny. We also recently started a new page on Pressed Pennies Facts and Fiction: Do all coins press alike? Hopefully there is something that will be of interest to you or something you might share with another collector. As always, please contact Boomer to submit your most welcome additions to any page. By the way, thank you again for sharing links with friends and on social media to (y)our ad-free, nothing for sale, by collectors and for collectors hobbyist website... ParkPennies.com :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/24/19 New 2019 D23 Expo marquee picture added... Advanced Collector, Alex D. asks "Why does it say Walt Disney World on the marquee?". Hmmm.... indeed the D23 Expo penny press marquee at the Anaheim Convention Center, inside the walls of the 2019 D23 Expo, walking distance from The Disneyland Resort, does read: "TURN YOUR OWN PENNY INTO A WALT DISNEY WORLD SOUVENIR". Well, to the credit of D23, they had a very cool penny press, the elongated coins do not say "Walt Disney World", and it is not a credit card machine vending zinc cents! Yes folks, I did have to count to 10 and re-edit this post more than once. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer in Anaheim, home of The Anaheim Convention Center and The ORIGINAL DISNEYLAND RESORT! ;-)
UPDATE 8/23/19: The well-known long time Disney pressed coin collector, Aprille C., just shared an update about the D23 pressed coin machine... and some pictures! She reports the coins are currently free to press and cents are offered by D23 if you do not have your own. However, the line is long and you are permitted to press only one coin per turn. (As we understand it, a single set of the three different coins would require waiting in line three times!) -If you have additional pictures of the D23 pressed coin machine / marquee / sign / crowd, to share here with fellow collectors, please contact Boomer. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/23/19NEW MACHINE FOR D23 Confirmed! Our thanks to Aprille C. for being the first to report a rumored machine for D23 earlier this week and to Don C. for positive conformation today. Based on Aprille C's report and D23.com's post that follows here, it appears the machine is in... "The D23 Gold Member Fan Lounge, located at the back of Hall B, is a hideaway exclusively for D23 Gold Members. Just present your D23 Gold Member Card (or sign up to be a D23 Gold Member at D23 Expo 2019), and enjoy all the perks! There are charging stations for your phone, places for you to recharge, and exclusive giveaways to grab.". Image of the D23 coin press stage from D23.com. This set of D23 2019 coins will be listed in the ParkPennies Cast Member and Special Events Guide as CM0055, CM0056, and CM0057.
8/01/19Randy K. reports that the Star Wars pressed quarter machines are back onstage at the Starcade. We didn't notice any changes in the coins. We did heard that the machines were in need of some TLC / preventative maintenance which could be the reason for their absence. By the way, ParkPennies has plans to add a Disneyland "Star Wars" pressed coin page for those collectors that would like to build a specialized collection of Disneyland issued pressed coins with a Star Wars theme. Although there are not many coins in that category now, given the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land, we have A New Hope. :-) The future ParkPennies Star Wars Pressed Coin page will have guide numbers, years of issue and pictures to help in your search and organization... Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/21/19 Several machines are off-stage. Such as the two Star Wars machines at the Starcade, the boardwalk machine in Frontierland... all are over due to return. However, we've kept them listed on the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF as current because we believe, at least for the time being, that the machines are off-stage for preventative maintenance and will return. But, if there is conformation that the machines / coin sets will not return, or the return with new coin designs, we will as usual post here, update the guides and the coin location page. If you spot a new machine / coin design at the Disneyland Resort please contact Boomer to share and see your name here in print. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/14/19 Our thanks to Ricky K. and others who alerted us to a redirect of this web site. Thankfully, it didn't affect your most appreciated blog links to ParkPennies only some referral / search page links. I think it's fixed now. (Kind of like painting a bridge. When you've painted from one end to the other, it's time to start over again! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer. PS: Boomer is going crazy looking for a new coin press machine! Okay, I should have said crazier! :-) Maybe there will be something soon.
7/01/19 ZZZZzzzZZzzzz... Please see 6/06/19 post below.
6/06/19 Greetings! It's been a long time since our last post... Nothing has happened to write about so far. But, based on the latest rumors, we are hopeful that there will be a new machine(s) at the Disneyland Resort this summer. Vague I know, but, it's all I got so far. :-) Do check back often. We're always looking, listening, and spying! :-) If you spot a new coin press machine first, please contact Boomer to share the news with fellow collectors and see your name in print here for the find. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/19/19 Fellow collector, Eric Thomas of Bad Llama Group, has released a complement to his highly rated Pressed Coins at Disneyland Android Phone App. The newest app is The Pressed Coins at WDW Android Phone App. These apps are a *major* undertaking and Eric surely has our thanks for doing so much to share this wonderful hobby. Please do check it out these apps if you are looking for a way to keep pressed coin collection and machine locations info on your android phone(s). Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/05/19 Our 3/29/19 "Boomer's got to vent!" post brought some emails that may be of interest to people that love pressed coin machines or look forward to sharing the hobby with friends and future generations. One ParkPennies visitor mentioned a recent news article about New $1 Magic Kingdom Machines on the excellent PressCoins.com pressed coin web site. Another comment dated May 1, 2019 reads: " The collecting of [Florida Amusement Park] elongated coins took a very different route today. This morning three new machines were put on stage. Two are 4-die machines and have new designs but they are now $1.00 a coin. The third "new" machine is at the Tomorrowland Speedway. It is the old machine that was always there but it has now been modified to take dollars or credit cards instead of quarters. The machine originally took 2 quarters and a penny and you got your pressed cent. Now you pay a dollar and you get a pre-loaded shiny new [zinc] penny. You no longer can use your own penny. This is the first that have come out....". Also: " ... I know many machines nation-wide now have gone to $1.00 a penny. I thought that [Florida Amusement Park] might hold the cost for collectors. Now I am interested to see how this works out, will collectors or casual collectors pay the dollar or will there be kickback about the doubling of the price. I am glad to hear that Disneyland is hold at 51 cents for the collectors.". [ParkPennies edits]
As long time readers know, ParkPennies tries to avoid "commentary". But, we feel we must to preserve this wonderful hobby.
I can only imagine the pressure Disneyland is under to follow other amusement parks. So, please do say thanks to the good folks at The Original Disneyland Resort. Your comments to Cast Members when you visit the park or when you post on social media lets them know you appreciate their preservation of Disney-land tradition, show, and this wonderful hobby. Per our 3/29/19 comment "... we do encourage fellow collectors and guests to voice their opinions directly to amusement park web sites or via social media. Often top management people see and appreciate guest feedback..." Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
4/08/19 NEW PENNY PRESS! Our thanks to Mike T., Mike R. and Boomer for reporting the latest Disneyland Park pressed coin machine. It's themed "Mary Poppins" and features three silhouette images of Mary Poppins and excellent backstamps! You'll find this machine at the Main Street Penny Arcade. The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides will be updated soon. Do print a copy or download a copy of our Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF on your smartphone for the latest locations of all Disneyland Resort area pressed coin machines. Happy collecting! Boomer.
3/29/19Sorry, Boomer's got to vent! We hear lots of complaints about "credit card" penny presses that vend poorly pressed zinc cents for $1.00 or 8 for $5.00. Rest assured, we share your frustration and we hear you loud and clear. Disney fans in California are lucky. The Original Disneyland Resort has always had "the real thing", pressed coin machines that provide the "show" that generations of visitors have enjoyed since 1987. Disneyland machines were the first Disney machines to press your own coin or token before you eyes, present an excellent souvenir, a priceless memory, and they still do. Not to mention the cost of pressed coins at Disneyland is still a bargain!
But, we know all too well that some parks have gone astray. So, readers write to us in hopes we can help. We are flattered. But, sadly we have no say over decisions made by "Florida amusement parks". However, we do encourage fellow collectors and guests to voice their opinions directly to amusement park web sites or via social media. Often top management people see and appreciate guest feedback. Matter of fact, even when you like what management is doing, I think they appreciate hearing from you. ;-) Happy collecting, Boomer. Thanks for reading. I feel better now. :-)
3/14/19Just Uploaded! Disneyland penny pressing adventure filmed inside the park! Chris says it all about the latest production: "Today on Provost Park Pass Chris presses his very first pressed penny. Pressed Pennies are amazing Disneyland souvenirs. This was one of our most requested videos!!" Boomer has long enjoyed Chris's YouTube Channel. But, this video has to, of course, be one of Boomer's favorites! Enjoy Chris's newest video and his contagious Disneyland penny pressing enthusiasm! :-) Do I sound too excited about this video?? Impossible! It's all about Disneyland Pressed Pennies!!!! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
2/17/19 A new DT0003 pressed coins were reported today. They are the replacement for the limited and very similar DT0002 "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World" pressed coins that came to an end when the die shaft shattered in 2018. The new DT0003 set is easily distinguishable from the DT0002 set because of the "Pressed Coin Collector" in place of the earlier "Pressed Penny Collector" and the missing dots before and after the words "Disneyland" and "Walt Disney World", as well as a slightly changed border. We've updated the ParkPennies.com Don Cade Tributes Guide to include this latest issue. -Edits, additions and corrections were made to this post 2/17/19 and 10-10-2020. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/26/19 When White Water Snacks was closed for remodeling in September of 2018, we listed the penny press machine located there as "Closed", "Inaccessible" with the hope the machine would return when the snack shop reopened. However, when White Water reopened on January 18, 2019, the coin press machine was absent. We are *assuming* that the DR0147-149 elongated coin set is retired and have noted that "We will presume for now that this set of coins has been "retired"" in the ParkPennies guide. On the bright side, there are a few machines in the DLR that were taken offstage, a great sign that new pressed coin sets may be planned! :-) The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated. 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! And the cost of pressed coins at Disney is a bargain! (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.