12/20/11 The Seasonal Pressed Nickel Sets have arrived! We've already updated the Disneyland Penny Press Locations Guide (map) with the new machine locations. And the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure guides have also been updated with pictures, guide numbers and locations. Happy collecting! 12/19/11 Boomer has been monitoring communications, ParkPennies operatives are surveilling possible seasonal nickel press locations... Stay tuned. 12/17/11 Nothing new to report as of Saturday December 17, 2011. Stay tuned. If you are on Facebook, you can "Friend" ParkPennies for automatic updates via Facebook, it's free! :-) We hope to post news of the anticipated, traditional, Disneyland Seasonal Nickels soon. 12/13/11 Our thanks to the many readers who have shared their penny machine searches and reports here, especially over the past month or so. As of today, the anticipated Seasonal nickel machine(s) have not yet been reported. There is extensive construction taking place in Disneyland at the Penny Arcade as well as Disney California Adventure that may have delayed arrival of the machines. Surely the construction will affect the placement of the machines. As always, here is the link to share your reports of new Disneyland penny press machines. We hope to have news soon. 12/02/11 Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for reporting the following Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed penny update! Do visit his excellent, newly updated English Language TDR Medals web site.
2011 December monthly medals were released on December 01, 2011
TDL Penny Arcade -----------Pinocchio
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Jiminy Cricket
TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Genie
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan 11/30/11More than 300Disney elongated coin auctions are currently linked to ParkPennies by fellow ParkPennies.com visitors. Do take a look. There are some neat coins listed, some are buy it now. (The two separate auction sites, Exonumia Auctions and Ebay have separate link buttons.) 11/26/11 Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas Coins!!!! View them on the Hong Kong Disneyland 2011 Guide page. Our thanks to Mike P. and Hui M. for this report. Hmmm... now Disneyland Tokyo and Disneyland Hong Kong have CHRISTMAS coins on stage. We are receiving status reports daily from collectors that are searching Disneyland USA for the traditional "Seasonal" sets. Stay tuned for updates. If you have news about Disneyland elongated coins, please share it via email. 11/22/11 The Seasonal Pressed Nickel Set has not arrived at the park... yet. We are optimistic that there will be six coins, three at Disneyland and three at Disney California Adventure again this year. We are receiving reports daily and will post updates here as they arrive. If you spot them at the park first, please email Boomer at ParkPennies.com. 11/22/11 The 2011 Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny Guide is up to date... again. The Cast Member Only Tokyo Pressed Pennies are listed with the prototype coins, at least for now, with a TCM prefix. Happy collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.com. 11/8/11 We've added a link to the good folks at The International Arcade Museum. Lots of pictures of antique to modern coin operated machines, arcade, video games, pin ball machines, forums... do check it out if you're into that sort of thing?! 11/8/11 Currently there are over 250 auctions of Disney elongated coins by fellow collectors and visitors linked to ParkPennies. Check them out via our link to Disney elongated coin auctions or add your auctions to this list for free. Happy collecting, Boomer. 11/1/11 We have news of Mr. Bob Johnson's retirement! On October 26, 2011, a party was held for him in honor of his 40 years as a Disneyland Cast Member and diver. Cool! :-) Of special interest to ParkPennies.com readers, his retirement party offerings included a three die penny press. All three pressed pennies were different and all featured a SCUBA diver backstamp. This is the first time a retiring Cast Member has had three different coins pressed in his honor.
Although Mr. Johnson's retirement party was not open to the public and was held very early Wednesday morning, it didn't miss our attention. Well, maybe we did have a bit of help from some very kind ParkPennies.com readers. :-) And of course, if you have pictures of the machine, the retirement party, or past articles written about Mr. Bob Johnson and his very interesting, unusual profession, please contact ParkPennies.
We hope to add a page for Mr. Johnson as we have for other Disneyland Cast Members who were honored by elongated coins at their Disneyland retirement party.
Here are some pictures of the coins:
CM0041 Mr. Bob Johnson,
Cast Member for 40 years.
11/01/11Looking for Christmas pressed pennies? Tokyo Disneyland has them. Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for reporting the following Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed penny update! Do visit his excellent, newly updated English Language TDR Medals web site. 2011 November monthly medals were released on November 01, 2011:
TDL Penny Arcade -----------Lady
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Tramp
TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Nemo Christmas medals were released on November 01, 2011:
TDL Penny Arcade -----------2 designs, Mickey, Minnie
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----3 designs Mickey & Minnie 1, Mickey & Minnie 2, and Pablo & snowman
TDS Romeo's Watches & Jewelry ------- 2 designs, Mickey Minnie 10/26/11 Due to popular requests, we have changed the sort for eBay auctions that are linked to ParkPennies.com. The most recent listings are now at the top of the list. Currently there are over 200 auctions of Disney elongated coins by fellow collectors and visitors linked to ParkPennies. Check them out via our link to Disney elongated coin auctions or add your auctions to this list for free. 10/20/11 We have added the NEW Tokyo Disneyland Cast Member Exclusive "pressed pennies" to our guide. This is the first time Tokyo Disneyland Resort has offered a Cast Member only, "back stage" coin. Also, we added six more "a" variations of coins. Just as the DCA Tron dimes were changed by a widening of wire or line borders around the coins, so have the Tron pressed pennies and Fantasy Faire pressed pennies at Disneyland. The six coins have been added to the Disneyland Guides as "a" variations, to acknowledge the small change to an existing pressed penny die. 10/16/11 Well known collectors, Nancy W., John W., Don B., and Chuck N. all reported the New NBC pressed quarter machine to ParkPennies while visiting at the park today. They earned credit for this find as our 10/15 news page, due to a bumble by Boomer, wasn't uploaded until after the park open today. 10/15/11THE 2011 NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS QUARTERS are onstage! Also, the Tron dime press has returned to DCA, with a very slight change. And... Hong Kong Disneyland has three new coins that will be listed soon, thanks to Mike P's and Hui M's help. For locations and guide numbers of the new Disneyland coins, please see the Disneyland Penny Press Locations Guide. Happy Collecting and thank you for your visits and links to ParkPennies.com. 10/4/11 Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for reporting the following Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed penny update! Do visit his excellent, newly updated English Language TDR Medals web site.
2011 October monthly medals were released on October 01, 2011
TDL Penny Arcade ----------- Cruella De Vil
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ---- Ursula
TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Crush
The first two Cast Member only coins were also released.
Unfortunately, these coins are not accessible by guests.
The first design is Mickey and the second design is Oswald.
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan 09/17/11 The Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny Books & Calendar guide has been updated along with the Duffy The Disney Bear souvenir guide. 09/15/11 Fellow collector Jamie B. reported that five machines inside DCA are currently / still off-stage. "The entire front of the park is closed due to construction. This includes the shops, Greeting from California and Engine-Ear Toys." (4 machines) " The fifth machine missing was the TRON dime press at Gone Hollywood Gifts . ". ParkPennies.com had hoped that these machines would be relocated during construction. However, Jamie's recent search of the park did not uncover the missing machines. Given that these machine may be unavailable for the duration of the construction and could even return with different dies, we have added a gray background to their listings in our iPhone, smartphone, and printer :-) friendly Disneyland Resort penny machine locations pages. The new gray background will also be used for future penny press machines that have been or are expected to be off stage for an extended period of time. Newly placed machines will continue to feature the red background. Our thanks to Jamie and others for sharing reports with fellow ParkPennies.com readers. 09/13/11The Tokyo Disneyland Pressed Penny Guides now include all coins from the first 1996 to the latest September 2011 issues. The Tokyo Disneyland Coins of the Month Guide has also been updated to include coins issued in September, 2011. 09/07/11The Disneyland Lands set guide has been updated. It is still a frightful mess, but, better. :-) 09/07/11 Yep! Even more Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies! Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for again the following Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed penny update! Do visit his excellent, newly updated English Language TDR Medals web site.
2011 September monthly medals were released on September 01, 2011
TDL Penny Arcade -----------Captain Hook
Tomorrowland Terrace ----Maleficent
TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Dory
Halloween 2011 Medals were released on September 01, 2011
Penny Arcade -----------Mickey, Minnie
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Mickey & Minnie Ghost, Pumpkin, Candy
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan 09/03/11 Lots of ExonumiaAuctions.com and Ebay.com auctions! Click this link if you'd like to see nearly 300 auctions of Disney themed elongated coins offered by fellow ParkPennies.com visitors and elongated coin forum members. Click here if you'd like to add your auctions to the link for free. 09/01/11 NEW Splash Mountain pressed penny! All three coins in this set also feature a new backstamp. Pictures and details in the Disneyland Park Pressed Penny Guide, Section DL0500+. 08/26/11 This machine has been offstage for a long time with many rumors as to its fate... As of late Wednesday night (we believe) the Paradise Pier Hotel has returned with three new pressed pennies! The machine features two new images with the third coin offering a new version of the previous Paradise Hotel logo. All three coins have "Disney's Paradise Hotel" backstamps. The machine is pressing very flat, pressed pennies with high quality engraving and nicely done backstamps... why not press a set? No admission required to this hotel location! Images and details to follow in our Disneyland Resort Hotels and DownTown Disney pressed penny guide.
Paradise Pier Hotel penny press machine set
Offers the new DR0127, DR0128 and DR0129
First onstage 8/25/11
Note: You may have noticed that some recent penny press replacement die images have been smaller than the images they replaced. Often these new style dies have images about the size of the typical four-play hand crank penny press die image or more like a "dime-sized" image. Fellow collectors have also noted that the machines are often set to press longer souvenirs on these dies leaving an engraved image that can be out of center, as shown in the images above. Possibly the longer setting was chosen to avoid future short rolls? Machines can "set in" over time causing the coins to press shorter. At least the rolls are not short. :-)
(The coins pictured in this set were pressed on uncirculated pre-1982 copper cents. Post-1982 zinc cents may press even longer, well-worn copper cents might press at about the right length.)
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan 07/28/11 Looking for Disneyland pressed pennies? Currently there are over 200 auctions by fellow collectors linked to ParkPennies.com. Most coins are "collector" quality, some are older, some are hard to find. Have a little time? Why not take a look at the linked eBay and Exonumia pressed penny auctions? 07/18/11 Yep! More Tokyo Disneyland pressed pennies! Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for again the following Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed penny update! Do visit his excellent, newly updated English Language TDR Medals web site.
New TDS 10th Anniversary medals were released at Romeo's Watches & Jewelry on July 16, 2011 Genie Ariel
Unfortunately the medal making machine at TDS Steamboat Mickey's was removed at the end of June.
Many medals were released on July 01, 2011
2011 July monthly medals
TDL Penny Arcade
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace
TDS Galleria Disney
20 Design were changed
TDL Penny Arcade
TDL Pirates Treasure
TDL Chiba Traders-Arts and Crafts
TDL Western Wear
TDL Home Store
TDS 10th Anniversary Collection Book/Holder
Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan 06/29/11 Our thanks to Ricky K. for being the first collector to report the new Tropicana Inn 2011 dated ec to ParkPennies.com! This coin is now listed in our DW Disneyland Tributes pressed penny guide as DW0036. 06/29/11 We have received several emails from collectors asking if the Paradise Pier Hotel penny press has return, possibly with a DCA 10th Anniversary backstamp. This rumor may have started by an erroneous posting at another web site a couple of weeks ago. As of today, the Paradise Pier penny press has not returned. We hope to have an update soon. 06/23/11 The DCA Cars dime press machine is back! The good news is that the Lighting McQueen penny die, now features a Cars Logo! The addition of this logo seems to have balanced the metal draw some and improved the roll quality. Also this change retired the CA0089 guide listing and added CA0113 to the guides. As many collectors will remember, the Cars coin press, unlike most machines at DCA, has machine / computer cut dies that take a good amount of metal to fill their engraved devices, metal that dimes can not offer. Luckily, most of the other Disney California Adventure 10th Anniversary dimes benefit from dies hand engraved by Eurolink's Jimmy Vargas and press nicely, even on dimes. In this collector's opinion, the Arcade Shop has made an extra effort to do the best that could be expected with this challenging set of pressed dimes. 06/20/11 Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for the following Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed penny update! Do visit his excellent, newly updated English Language TDR Medals web site.
DisneySea 10th Anniversary Pressed Penny
Image Courtesy of Kuniaki Hiraki
Penny books with elongated coins in the cover are exclusively from the good folks at The Penny Men at PennyCollector.com. Do check out The Penny Men's wonderful pressed penny web site!
02/02/2011 Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for this timely Tokyo Disneyland Resort update:
Many medals were released on February 01, 2011
TDL Penny Arcade -----------Marie
TDL Tomorrowland Terrace ----Pablo
TDS Galleria Disney ---------- Pinocchio
Plus four new medals at:
TDL Plaza Restaurant
Lightning McQueen, Bolt, Roz, Boo
TDL Pan Galactic Pizza Port
Wall E, Eve, Peas in a Pod, Jessie
Thank you Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan 01/25/10 We mentioned on 12/21/10 that a 2010 FOS Cast Member elongated token was pressed for the Facilities Operations & Services Christmas party held on 12/16/2010 at DCA. This elongated token and elongated token key ring have been listed in the Cast Member elongated coin guide as CM0035. We're still short some information / background about this coin, so please don't be shy about sharing anything you have to add by contacting us. :-) 01/21/11 Yep, the ink isn't dry on our most recent Tokyo Disneyland update and Kuniaki in Japan emails to share the news of five new Philhar Magic medals! They commemorate the new Philhar Magic attraction at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Our thanks to Kuniaki Hiraki for this timely update. Here is a picture of a new PHILHAR MAGIC coin... guides will be updated... again... soon. :-) 01/21/10 The 2011 Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny guide has been updated. Please note, that also two hotels (four coins) were added to the Resort Hotels section of the 2010 Tokyo Disneyland pressed penny guide. These additions will bring our guides more in alignment with Tokyo Disneyland Resort "adjacent / partner / official" hotels. 01/16/11 Sunday brought a report that the DCA seasonal nickel machine had also been taken off stage, possibly over night. On Monday the 16th, we received a conformation that the machine was off stage. Although we are not positive, it *appears* that the DCA machine has been retired for the season. We will post here if the machine returns. Guides will be updated soon. 01/13/10 Boomer was at the park today. I know, not a surprise. But, while there, Disney elongated coin collector, Lou contacted him to say that the Disneyland Seasonal nickel machine had been taken off stage. Then when Boomer returned to his desk, he found fellow Disney elongated coin collector, Don, was the first to email ParkPennies with the added news that the Nightmare Before Christmas pressed quarter machine was also taken off stage today! (The DCA nickel press is still onstage.) Great reports! Our thanks to Don, Lou, and all the other ParkPennies.com visitors that have contacted us with updates.
Probably most regular readers of this news page, and fans of ParkPennies on FaceBook, had a chance to press or have these coins pressed. However, if you missed them... Now would probably be a good time to find a fellow collector that still has some for trade or auction.
Hmmm... You know, with great visitor reports like these, Boomer could have stayed home today... But with 78 degree weather, new nickel presses... You know he couldn't. :-) Happy collecting and we hope to see you at the park. 01/09/10 Lots of great reports lately. Aleli, Ricky, Jeffy, Ron, Jeanne, and Phillip just to name a few readers that have been watching the Seasonal nickel machines at the park and sending emails / phone text updates to share with fellow collectors. Needless to say, when Alieli first reported the Seasonal nickel presses had been taken off stage, we knew it was either really good news or really bad. So, my daughter and I headed for the park and kept an eye open with the hope that the machines would return with a few more coins added... I know it's a hard job, but someone has to do it. :-) Well, we had a great time. But, the machines did not return, at least not until long after DCA closed that night. Then Ricky was the first to report that the machines had returned, with three new coins, for a total of six Seasonal nickels! We'll have scans and guide updates soon. We usually post to Face Book after we have pictures and have updated the Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Park pressed penny guides. (Best to bookmark this page for all the news as soon as it's posted.) Happy collecting! Boomer.
Update: We've added these coins to the guide. Please don't be shy about telling Disneyland Resort and the Arcade Cast Members how much you appreciate their efforts to bring these coins out each year.
I can tell it wasn't easy this year. But, they made it happen and "plused up" the set with three DCA coins... All with nice 3-D engraving, dot borders, dated, backstamps, excellent artwork, and... Well, if you have a chance, do let them know how much you appreciate the Seasonal Nickel set. :-) 01/06/10 Not much news lately, thought you might like to see the Disneyland Seasonal Nickels? One of my favorite collections, as you may have guessed. Below are all the pressed nickels from 1995 through 2010. If you'd like, you can see larger images of individual coins by clicking on them, or see larger images of them all by visiting the ParkPennies.com Seasonal elongated coin guide. Happy collecting, Boomer.
Please don't be shy about telling Disneyland Resort and the Arcade Cast Members how much you appreciate their efforts to bring these coins out each year.
I can tell it wasn't easy this year. But, they made it happen and "plused up" the set with three DCA coins... All with nice 3-D engraving, dot borders, dated, backstamps, and excellent artwork. If you have a chance, do let them know how much you appreciate the Seasonal Nickel set. :-)
01/01/11 18 New Tokyo Disneyland coins! Kuniaki Hiraki Recent Reports:
Many medals were released on Jan. 01, 2011