How Much Do Pressed Pennies Cost?
Most all pressed pennies cost only 50 cents each plus the penny to be squished; pressed nickels cost 75 cents plus the nickel to be smushed; pressed dimes cost 75 cents plus the dime to be smashed; smashed quarters are usually 75 cents or $1.00 plus the quarter that is flattened before your eyes. Pressed coins are possibly one of the best souvenir bargains to be found at Disneyland and other tourist locations...
What coins will I need to use the Disney penny presses? Usually, just three common United States coins, one cent coin also called a penny coin to press and two 25 cent coins also called quarter coins to pay for pressing. You can usually exchange one US $1.00 for 100 cents or 4 quarters at most retail stores or shops. That makes the total cost for one pressed penny, one penny and two quarters or slightly more than one half of one US dollar, 51 cents. Pressed pennies are very inexpensive souvenirs!
Note: There are two common types of "Pennies" also known as US cents. If the penny / cent coin is dated before 1982 it is most likely solid copper, newer coins are copper plated zinc. Either type will work. However many collectors prefer to use solid copper pennies / cents which have dates before 1982.
How Many Pressed Coins are at Disneyland?
The Disneyland Resort, currently has about 162 different pressed coins. Disneyland Park has 72, Disney California Adventure has 48, and Downtown Disney has 42 pressed coins for your pressed penny collection. In all, The Disneyland Resort area has over 50 Disney pressed coin penny machines to serve the 162 pressed coins. "Penny press" machines are located throughout the resort. Disneyland Park has 24 coin press machines, Disney California Adventure has 16 penny press coin machines, and Downtown Disney has 14 coin pressing machines. Each coin press vends three or four different pressed pennies, smashed nickels, smushed dimes, or flattened quarters.
So far, The Disneyland Resort, Anaheim has issued more than 1,000 different onstage pressed coins since the first Disney pressed penny was offered at Disneyland in 1987. Disneyland has also issued hundreds of official Cast Member and Special Event pressed coins. All these Disneyland pressed coins and more are listed at ParkPennies.com. The ParkPennies Penny Press Machine Location Checklist will help you find the coin press machines that are at The Disneyland Resort today and we hope the Pressed Penny Collection Guides will be of help as you collect and organize Disney elongated coins for many years to come. Happy Collecting from Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com