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The Prototype Souvenir Penny Collector™
Limited Edition Penny Press Collection Book
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Limited Edition Penny Collector Book
The Prototype Disneyland Souvenir Penny Collector™ Limited Edition Book
Actual size approximately 10" x 6". Click on the book for a larger image.

Pictures are courtesy of a kind anony-mouse visitor
and are © 2007

Limited Edition Book Coin
The DL0015 "Flat Ear" Mickey Rays coin was
used as the mock-up cover coin

Historically, knowledge about this prototype book was a great find for us. We believe it is the earliest known souvenir Disney pressed penny book. Very cool! The book that lead the craze in Disney pressed penny books! It is easy to see this prototype's influence on the penny collecting books that followed, especially the First Edition penny book, patented by the good folks at Lodestar ® which later became a part of CTM ,

We have mentioned it here because, based on talk about the book over the past few years, we thought you'd want to see it. True, the Limited Edition book has proven too scarce to be an obtainable goal for most all collectors. But, the very similar, First Edition book may be a good substitute. At least, I keep telling myself that while I'm frantically searching for an original prototype Limited Edition book. sad

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Please refer to the guide excerpts below for details about this exceptional Disneyland elongated coin collectible.

Disneyland pressed penny picture. Click to Zoom.

Pressed Penny Guide No. DL0146 (Horizontal pressed penny or elongated coin image), FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF MAGIC, Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse "Partners" in center, oval with words around them, ribbon to left and right of oval with star, DISNEYLAND 45th below, © Disney rays fill balance of coin.
These coins are from The Disneyland Souvenir Penny Collector First Edition Book front cover and were not vended by machine.
Brilliant uncirculated solid copper cents were pressed for the manufacturer. They were coated with a protective "lacquer" before sealing them under a clear plastic window on the book cover. The protective "lacquer" often has a brown, mottled appearance and can easily be mistaken for tarnish.
First on-stage August 1, 2000 embedded in the front cover of Disneyland Souvenir Penny Collector Book, First Edition, also known as The First Edition Penny Book. Books were first sold at the Emporium and later also from trays atop some penny presses. Removed from sale on about August 15, 2000. Reportedly, a design flaw kept the books from closing properly when filled with coins. Knowledgeable sources confirmed that 5000 were made and of them, about 2500 were delivered to Disneyland. Reports stated about 1500 sold for $7.00 in the Park and about 1000 were sold through various Disney outlets and Cast Member stores at $3.50 each. (Those were the days!) 2500 assumed destroyed. Rumors have suggested that there may have been a dispute over ownership of this die. Status is believed to be open. Zoom or Compare in Window # 1 2 3

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View a picture of The Disneyland Souvenir Penny Collector First Edition Book that held the DL0146. It was also the very first pressed penny book offered at any Disney park and featured that cool elongated coin in the cover! (Coins displayed separately were cleaned to remove the tinted protective finish and reveal the smooth. bright, solid copper coin beneath. ) Close-up 1st Edition Souvenir Penny Book page. Zoom or Compare in Window # 1  2 3
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