Disney Pressed Penny History
Collectors Find the Internet
1990's Pressed Penny Collecting Finds The Internet!
With the hope of preserving some early internet posts, we've uploaded the early posts linked here. As time passes, some become prophetic others humorous, many of interest historically. We have only been able to save some of the mid-1990's USENET elongated coin discussion archives. If you have or can locate others, we would greatly appreciate your help in sharing them. Just send Boomer a note and we'll find a way to add them here.
Disneyland pressed penny history and collecting has been a passion of ours for many years. Today collectors can visit and email ParkPennies.com. But, the hobby of collecting Disney elongated coins started even before the internet was popular. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, fellow collectors met at penny press machines, and Disneyana Shows and joined organizations like TEC to trade elongated coins and news. Then in the mid 1990's, the internet made it possible for elongated coin collectors to organize in a new way. Letters and phone calls gave way to emails. Information could be gathered, traded, and from that collaboration, Disneyland elongated coin guides started to take shape via spreadsheet files. In the late 1990's that early spreadsheet file, with the hope it could be easily shared and updated, became our first "web site". It was a five megabyte site hosted by ATT for "free" as part of our dial-up service. Two or three web sites and 15+ years later, here we are. :-)
Over time, early posts from some of the many early contributors started to disappear. Luckily, we had copies of some early posts from USENET and thought it prudent to upload them here so that they might give credit to the efforts of early members of "The [Email] List" and maybe bring back a bit of nostalgia. They mention the meetings or "meets" that were organized via "The List" and held at Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, PoFolks... Early "Elongated Coin Catalogs" were mailed as many collectors didn't have internet access.
The USENET Elongate Coin Collectors' messages make for large files. So we have linked them one by one via the drop down box on each page: