Tokyo Disneyland souvenir medals, the pressed penny of Tokyo Disneyland, is a quickly growing collectible. ParkPennies.com acknowledges that news from The Tokyo Disneyland Resort deserves its own news page. We hope our readers will find this specialized page helpful as well as our Tokyo Disneyland Guides that feature Tokyo Disneyland pressed souvenirs from 1996 to present.
ParkPennies.com is delighted to welcome Toshihisa UTSUMI , an Advanced Collector of Tokyo Disneyland ® Resort pressed penny souvenirs.
Toshihisa UTSUMI has graciously offered to share his Tokyo Disneyland ® Pressed Penny News with us here at ParkPennies.com. Toshihisa UTSUMI writes exceptionally well in English. The following submissions by Toshihisa are virtually as received. I’m sure I speak for many when I extend our thanks for Toshihisa’s TDL updates.
Photo by UTSUMI 2005
On April 1, new press machines were added in the following two location in Tokyo DisneySea ® .
"Abu’s Sweets" shop in "Arabian Coast"
"Mermaid Treasures" shop in "Mermaid Lagoon"
The machine in "Abu’s" has Genie, Aladdin and Abu.
The "M. Treasures" machine has Flounder, Ariel and Baby Ariel.
From April ’05, the Galleria Disney ® coin in Tokyo DisneySea ® is changed every month. In April, it was "Ariel". Now, In May, it is "Genie".No announcement about coins after June. Ariel in April may be for the opening of "Ariel’s Greeting Grotto" on April 17. Genie in May may be for the event "Aladdin’s Whole New World" May 16 through August 31.
Photo by UTSUMI 2005
On April 15, we were in a panic, because the "M. Treasures" machine was removed and a new single-player machine with only Ariel was put in its place. Cast Members of the shop explained to us "It is temporary for commemoration of the opening of Ariel’s Greeting Grotto". But, there is no announcement when the removed three-player will return. I also missed them....
5/2/05 Most Tokyo Disneyland ® coin news will be posted to this page for easy reference. Please visit often. The coins mentioned above will be added to the TDL Guides soon.
5/3/05 Here are some pictures of the Tokyo Disneyland ® Guide that is being used to introduce and support "penny collecting" in Japan.
5/09/05 To our Tokyo Disneyland ® collectors. We are running behind because of the Disneyland ® USA 50th pressed penny set. However, we have the 13 latest Tokyo Disneyland coins here ready to be scanned and listed in the TDL catalogs... It shouldn’t take too much longer. Happy collecting.
5/12/05 Hello to our fellow collectors in Japan! Every month there are more Japanese visitors. Already, Japan has moved up to the second most visitors of all world countries. Canada, the homeland of the third largest number of visitors, is increasing in visitor numbers, but not as fast as Japan. If you would like to see an alphabetical list of all visitor homelands, click here.
5/12/05 Nine new pressed souvenirs were added to the DisneySea ® Reference Guides. Four new entries were made to the Tokyo Disneyland ® Guide.
5/16/05 Two new DisneySea ® coins were just released. Both are "Aladdin" themed, one Genie (Horizontal image) horizontal and one (Vertical image) vertical coin for "Aladdin’s Whole New World Event". These coins will be added to the TDS guides as soon as they arrive to the United States for scanning etc.
6/03/05 Three new Tokyo DisneySea ® issues have been added to the guides. They are:
Click on the small images to see them close up in a top frame or view them in the TDS Tokyo DisneySea ® Guide. The "2005 June" Aladdin first on-stage 6/1/05, represents the third coin in a series of coins that are available for just one month each.
6/18/05 Collectors in the USA would like to trade Disneyland Resort pressed pennies for Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed souvenirs. If you have access to Tokyo Disneyland coins, and you’re interested in trading, please E-Mail Us
6/23/05 ParkPennies visitors have shown an interest in the "Coin of the Month" series. So far three coins ( Medals )have been released. They are pictured here as well as included in the TDS Tokyo Disney Sea Pressed Souvenirs Guide.
ParkPennies posts a scan of all new TDR coins as soon as they are reported. Often ParkPennies staff is first to report them. However, if you discover a new Tokyo Disneyland Resort pressed souvenir before ParkPennies, please do share your find here with fellow collectors as they have with you. It’s easy, just email a scan to ParkPennies Email. (200 DPI preferred, but not required.) Please include your name so we may give you credit here on this web site for your find.
7/04/05 ParkPennies plans to add scans and descriptions of the 13 newest TDR coins next week. Be sure to check back then.
7/11/05 Pictured above is the latest Tokyo DisneySea Coin of the Month, the July 2005 coin.( Medal )... And the July, 2005 Tokyo Disneyland coin! This is the first "Coin of the Month" for Tokyo Disneyland. Could be the DisneySea Coin of the Month was a big hit and Disneyland Tokyo ran with the idea? No Coin of the Month reported in the USA yet.
Eleven more recently released TDR coins to follow...
7/21/05 ParkPennies received a report that four more TDR pressed coins have been released. We are doing what we can to determine which parks issued the last 15 coins and in what order. Once they can be added to our guides in the correct order, we will update the guides etc. If you can provide a link or have the park and issue order of the last 15 coins, please E-Mail Us. We are trying to sort things out from across the Pacific.
7/26/05 ParkPennies has gleamed a preliminary numbering order for the last 15 TDR coins. Most are from DisneySea ® . We hope to confirm the numbers and park assignments before publishing the updated guide. However, the guide will be up this weekend with scans and descriptions even if the numbers are "beta". You are going to love them!
7/29/05 13 new coins were added to the TDR guides! Two park guides have new coin entries.
Tokyo Disneyland coins
Tokyo DisneySea coins
The new coins with close up scans and descriptions can be viewed in the DisneySea ® Reference Guide and the Tokyo Disneyland ® Guide. These catalog numbers are still tentative, but, we didn’t want to delay them any longer. If you see an error, please E-Mail Us. We should have verification or correction of the numbering sequence within a week. (Wish we were as close to Tokyo Disneyland as we are to Disneyland USA. )
7/30/05 Avid collector of Disney pressed coins, Thelma Cofrancesco, just reported three new coins at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort Ambassador Hotel.
8/01/05 ParkPennies operatives deeply entrenched behind the high walls and extensive security of The Tokyo Disneyland Resort, have reported two new "Coins of the Month". Details and scans will be posted as soon as we have them.
Some collectors have asked ParkPennies why Tokyo Disneyland doesn’t publicly post new penny and location information. Could it be a conspiracy to secretively channel more visitors here to the ParkPennies TDL News page? Well, we don’t know, but, we ain’t lookin’ a gift horse in the mouth either! Happy collecting and check back late this week / next week for listings and scans of the two new August "Coins of the Month" as well as four other recent issues not yet listed in the guides.
8/06/05 Scans of six more Tokyo Disneyland coins will be here as soon as we get Boomer off his "laurels". Two of the coins are extra cool!
8/06/05 Here are my favorite two of the group, both "Coin of the Month" beauties!
And, there are still four more on the way. Three of them are only "line art" images and I know they disappoint many ParkPennies readers. But, they do feature Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse and I did say there were four more coins! Matter of fact, if you are a Stitch fan... or even if you are not, the forth coin might just be your favorite!
I’ll have all four coins up on this news page by Monday afternoon, Sunday if I can. See you then.
8/08/05 Made it! Here they are! Should have them in the guides soon. Click on the images you’d like to see close up in a top frame (or new window if you are using the "frameless" option.) The first three are mostly line art engravings, not the favorites of most ParkPennies visitors. But, the forth one, is extra cool and 3-D, full relief engraving!
Just click the small image
to enlarge it in a top frame
Warning! If you find "line art images" offensive,
please do not click on the first three thumbnail images.
8/14/05 We’ve listed all the Tokyo Disneyland ® Resort "Coins of the Month" on a single page for easy reference. We hope to update this page as new coins are listed. You can open the page by clicking on the link in the or by clicking here: TDR Coins of the Month Pictures..
Maybe there will be a Disneyland or WDW "Coin of the Month" if collectors can get a hold of Mickey’s ear? .
8/25/05 Boomer is frantically working on an update for the Guides. It will include a detailed comparison of a newly discovered vintage Tokyo Disneyland coin and a very similar, long known coin. Do check back tomorrow to view this new entry that has been hiding in plain sight for the past nine years!.
8/26/05 The Guides have been updated. New discovery, reported by ParkPennies staff, the TDLVT01 Type II.
8/28/05 Thelma C. just reported another new Vintage Tokyo Disneyland find! Also, an "Undisclosed Collector" has offered yet another! Yes, that’s three new TDL finds over just one week! Nearly as many retired coin discoveries as the total number found over preceding nine years! Yes, they are related finds. Updates to follow.....
9/1/05 Noted Disney elongated coin collector, Thelma Cofrancesco, has reported a new vintage TDL find, the TDLVT03 Type II. We’ve updated the Guides with scans and a detail comparison of this new discovery with the known TDLVT03 Type I. This is the second coin in what appears will be a set of three! It seems these coins, because they were so close in appearance to the "known" 1996 coins, were overlooked for nearly nine years!
Unless by chance you find that you have these Type I and Type II coins already, they may be hard coins to locate. Especially after all these years. However, Type I coins, are available now.... especially if you have a Type II coin to offer. Hopefully, as collectors evaluate their holdings, some coins may be found and offered via auction or trade. Do Contact Us if you’d like to post a trade or link to an auction of a TDLVT01, TDLVT02 or TDLVT03 Type I or Type II coin. We know collectors will be looking for them, we are! Happy Collecting, ParkPennies.
9/3/05 The third shoe drops! First the TDLVT01 Type II then the TDLVT03 Type II and now the TDLVT02 Type II have been reported. The Guides are updated with detail 600dpi scan comparisons of Type I / Type II coins, definitions and descriptions! Happy collecting from www.parkpennies.com.
9/08/05 ParkPennies.com is seeking some Tokyo Disneyland medals we missed over the years. If you have any of these coins available for sale or trade, please contact us. We may have coins you are seeking to offer in trade. Happy collecting.
9/13/05 Several small updates and adds to The Guides. A few Type II Tokyo Disneyland Coins were reported, all are listed with close up detail comparisons. Also, a few new issues have been added to the Hotels section. Lots more coins on the way. Still nothing to report from Disneyland Anaheim!
We are very grateful for the extra time and effort that Japanese collectors have spent to share their homeland’s Disneyland with us and in our native language no less. I’m sure we speak for many readers when we thank them publicly.
Here is more news from Japan...
Kuniaki Hiraki has been very kind to share Tokyo Disneyland Resort information with ParkPennies.
His Tokyo Disneyland Resort web site is a must see for Tokyo souvenir collectors. (I viewed his web site and asked if I could share the URL.)
Here is a link to the English page. Collectors that can read Japanese or use a web translator will find this link very good also.
Kuniaki Hiraki writes to ParkPennies readers 9/06:
1. Monthly medal in September, TDL was Marie and TDS was Minnie.
2. The 4th anniversary medal of TDS was released on September 04.
Though it was regrettable, the commemoration medal of dramatic DisneySea was not released.
3. It was somewhat old information, the Gala 5th anniversary medal of Ambassador Hotel was released on July 01.
it was a nickel medal at the beginning, but it has changed to a copper medal on July 06.
Moreover,"A" of an upper placard became blank and medal was out of position in the morning July 01.
In the afternoon medal maker became out of service, and It became normal from July 02.
I have translated my home page into English.
Kuniaki was shy and very modest about his ability to write in English. ParkPennies only wishes we could write Japanese nearly as well as Kuniaki writes English. I’m sure you all find his posts very easily understood and about a very welcome subject.
Kuniaki Hiraki writes to ParkPennies readers 9/12:
Halloween 2005 medal is released at Penny arcade and Starcade in TDL on September 12th
We thank Kuniaki Hiraki for sharing this news with ParkPennies.com visitors. ParkPennies hopes to post more updates as they are received. (These posts were delayed in error.)
9/18/05 Another "Type II" for TDL collectors! This is one most expected, it’s the third in the Buzz Lightyear set, the TDL0511 T2. The other two Type II coins have already been reported. You can see all of the TDL Type II coins here: Type II Tokyo Disneyland Coins
9/20/05 Below is the September Coins of the Month from Disneyland and DisneySea! Cool! These and five more coins will be added to the Tokyo Reference Guides soon! Now aren’t you glad you checked ParkPennies!? Happy collecting!
New Tokyo Disneyland coins
New Tokyo DisneySea coins
Click on the small picture to open a larger picture in a top frame.
9/21/05 If you missed reading Kuniaki Hiraki report above check it out . You won’t want to miss it.
10/16/05 Kuniaki Hiraki Reported from Tokyo Japan that twelve TDL medals were changed on October 13th. Three new medals are located at each of these four locations:
TDL Golden Galleon
TDL Chiba Traders-Arts Craft
TDL Western Wear
TDL Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime
Our thanks to Kuniaki for sharing this news with ParkPennies.com.
Visit Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent web site. (A link is also listed under the "Questions, Links and More" button on the ParkPennies main page.)
10/19/05 Here are scans of the two newest Coins of the Month.
10/19/05 Noted collector, Dee just reported yet another "Type II" coin, the TDS0418 T2. Thanks to Dee’s find, The TDS0419 T2 was found by ParkPennies staff. We’re waiting to see who will report a TDS0420 T2 to complete the set first. Very detailed comparisons with extreme close ups can be viewed by clicking on the coins of interest on the Tokyo Variations Index. (This index is also accessible via the main page navigation buttons under Reference Guides, Tokyo Disneyland Resort, Tokyo variations or "Look-Alikes" index.)
10/23/05 A few hundred Tokyo Disneyland Reference Guide scans were upgraded for your viewing pleasure. As TDL collectors will note, generally, early coins were smaller both in physical size and image area compared to later issues. Most all images are now standardized at 200 x 400 / 400 x 200 pixels and 200DPI. Additionally, several hard to find coin scans are much sharper, e.g. the three extremely scarce Ambassador prototype coins are now shown by first generation direct scans.
10/25/05 Kuniaki Hiraki has this new report to share from Tokyo Japan.
Two new medals were found on October 20th at TDL
TDL Pooh Corner -- 3 design Pooh, Kanga and Roo, Heffalump
TDL Home Store -- 3 design Mickey, Minnie, Donald
Our thanks to Kuniaki! Do visit his excellent web site listed on the ParkPennies Links Page.
11/02/05 Report from Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan
Seven new medals were released at TDR on November 1, 05.
TDL Penny Arcade 3 medals
Monthly medal Nov. Belle
Christmas fantasy Mickey Mouse and Minnie
TDL Starcade 2 medals
Christmas fantasy Mickey Mouse and Donald
TDS Galleria 1 medal
Monthly medal Nov. Bernard
TDS Steamboat 1 medal
Harborside Christmas Mickey Mouse and Minnie
I will update my homepage today.
11/08/05 The Guides were updated with thirteen new additions! TDL0534 - TDL0545 plus, the original copper Zurg, TDL0418, has been replaced by a nickel variation. More on the way! Check back soon.
11/09/05 Our thanks to visitors that have mentioned ParkPennies via on line blogs, chats and web sites! Whenever we see one, it makes our day!
11/14/05 The Coins of the Month page as well as The Tokyo Guides have been updated with more than a dozen more coins! Above are two of my favorites, the November coins of the month. That’s 56 coins issued just at Tokyo Disneyland Park this year! Add 30 new coins at Tokyo DisneySea plus the resort hotels and it’s already 89 coins, plus several planchet type changes (nickel vs. copper) and a few variations. More than 100! Not long ago, that would have been a lot of coins even if issued over a three year period. And there are still more to come this year!
12/2/05 Kuniaki Hiraki reports from Tokyo Japan:
Two new monthly medals were released on December 1st at TDR
TDL Penny Arcade -- Ginger Bread Man
TDS Galleria Disney -- Chicken Little
Kuniaki Hiraki’s home page is listed as a must visit on the ParkPennies Links Page.
1/01/06 ParkPennies thanks our fellow collector in Japan, Kuniaki Hiraki who reported fifteen, yes 15, new elongated souvenirs at Tokyo Disneyland! Twelve are 2006 series, plus three more! Scans and guide updates to follow.
Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent TDR Medals web site is listed in the ParkPennies link page.
1/17/06 ParkPennies thanks our fellow collector in Japan, Kuniaki Hiraki for reporting four MORE new coins at Tokyo Disneyland! Pictures and scans to follow. Do check out Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent web site.
1/30/06 The latest Tokyo Disneyland Coins are pictured below. Guides have been updated.
2/04/06 Kuniaki Hiraki has been very kind to share more Tokyo Disneyland Resort information with ParkPennies.
Four new medals were released at TDR on February 1, 2006.
TDL Penny Arcade monthly medal Fairy Godmother.
TDL Starcade monthly medal Bullseye.
TDS Galleria monthly medal Jiminy Cricket.
TDS Steamboat Event linkage Rhythms of the Word 2006 Mickey
Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent Japanese web page is listed on the ParkPennies links page.
2/13/06 Tokyo Disneyland Collectors will want to take a look at the ParkPennies.com eBay Auctions List. Some cool TDL’s were listed recently.. If you’d like to have your eBay auctions of Disneyland (Tokyo, Hong Kong or USA) pressed coins added to the ParkPennies Auction List (Top right menu button), it’s free and easy. Here’s how to do it.
2/15/06 Three more "Coin of the Month" issues have been added to the Coin of the Month page. The Tokyo Disneyland Guides will be updated with these three new coins, plus the latest Tokyo Disneyland Sea issue soon.
3/01/06 Kuniaki Hiraki of Tokyo Japan reports:
New medals were released on 01.March 2006 at TDR .
TDL Penny Arcade monthly medal Eeyore.
TDL Starcade monthly medal Jessie.
TDS Galleria monthly medal Cleo.
A link to Kuniaki Hiraki’s home page can be found on the ParkPennies link page. His home page will be updated with the new coins soon. ParkPennies.com will be scanning, numbering and writing descriptions for our TDR guides later this next week.
3/6/06 The latest three Tokyo Disneyland medals have been added to the Coins of the Month page (3), The Tokyo Disneyland Guide (2) and The Tokyo DisneySea Guide (1). Happy collecting, ParkPennies.com.
3/18/06 We would like to thank Kuniaki Hiraki for today’s report to ParkPennies from Tokyo Japan. The two Cinderellabration 2006 medals were retired today and replaced by two TDL medals that have been on-stage before.
At the Starcade Mickey Mouse (TDL0301) returns.
At the Penny Arcade Buzz Lightyear (TDL0420) returns.
Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent Tokyo Disneyland medals web site is listed on the ParkPennies.com links page.
4/1/06 We would like to thank Kuniaki Hiraki for today’s report to ParkPennies from Tokyo Japan. There are three new Coin of the Month’s at TDR!
TDL Penny Arcade Monthly Medal (April) was released Lilo.
TDL Starcade Monthly Medal (April) was released Flik.
TDS Galleria Disney Monthly Medal (April) was released Ursula.
Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent Tokyo Disneyland medals web site is listed on the ParkPennies.com links page.
4/07/06 Just in! An update from Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.
Recent event medals are retired at TDR.
On April 04, TDL Disney Princess Days 2006 (TDL0616, TDL0618) were taken off stage and replaced by:
Penny Arcade: Astro Blasters Alien (reissued TDL0422) on April 05.
Starcade: Astro Blasters Buzz Lightyear (reissued TDL0419) on
On April 04, TDS Rhythms of the World 2006 (TDS0603) was taken off stage and replaced by:
Steamboat Mickey’s: BraviSEAmo! (reissued TDS0414) on April 05.
On April 06, Disney Ambassador Hotel Gala 5TH Anniversary designs (TDR022-024) were taken off stage and replaced by:
Old design three medals (reissued TDR013-015 copper) on April 07.
Kuniaki Hiraki believes the next change may be on April 15. New events will start April 15, at TDL. They are the Lilo and Stitch’s Big Panic and TDL’s 23th Anniversary.
Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent homepage will be updated today.
4/08/06 Editorial comment: ParkPennies.com agrees with readers that have voiced their objections to the practice of "reissuing" coins months or years after they have been "retired" or taken off-stage. Based on current observations at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, it appears to us, that the long term values of at least some undated (reusable) TDR medals are, at this time, uncertain.
Not long ago, to the delight of many collectors, Disneyland, USA, began canceling at least some off-stage dies. This was evidenced by Disneyland’s auction of bare, canceled Mulan dies and coins on-line at Disney Auctions. (For substantial prices we might add.) Such a policy, we feel, supports, promotes and reassures the efforts of collectors that have loyally collected elongated coin issues over time as well as encouraging new collectors. We hope this policy will be embraced and expanded by Disney as it has been by many elongated coin professionals for more than 100 years.
4/13/06 The latest three Coins of the Month! (Below) See all the "COM’s" here.
4/14/06 Just in! Another update from Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan.
Four new coins arrive at Tokyo Disneyland today.
Find Stitch 2006
- Penny Arcade Stitch
- Starcade Mickey
TDL 23rd Anniversary
- Penny Arcade Mickey
- Starcade Mickey Mouse and Huey Dewey and Louie
4/28/06 Update: MORE updates from Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan. Wow! I know we couldn’t keep up with all these new coins without help from fellow collectors! Thank you Kuniaki!
TDL Poor Corner
Change 3 designs to new 1 design -Pooh’s 80th Celebration
TDS Aunt Peg’s Village Store
Change 3 designs to new 1 design -Duffy
TDS Abu’s Sweets
Change 3 designs to new 1 design -Jasmine
TDS Mermaid Treasure
Change 3 designs to new 1 design -Ariel
TDS Expedition Photo Archives
Change 1 design, Mickey Mouse was finished and Skull was returned.
5/01/06 And another update from Kuniaki!:
New medals were released on 01.May 2006 at TDR.
TDL Penny Arcade monthly medal --Dopey.
TDL Starcade monthly medal --Princess.
TDS Galleria monthly medal --Figaro.
The Guides will be updated soon.
Links to Kuniaki Hiraki’s home page are listed above and on the ParkPennies.com link page.
5/20/06 The Tokyo Disneyland Resort Guides, The Tokyo DisneySea Guide and The Coins of the Month page have been updated with descriptions and guide numbers for the latest coins. 6/01/06 News just reported to ParkPennies.com by Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan:
New medals were released on June 1, 2006 at TDR.
TDL Penny Arcade
Monthly Medal (June) was released : Captain Hook
Monthly Medal (June) was released : Lightning McQueen (Cars by Disney &
TDS Galleria Disney
Monthly Medal (June) was released : The Flying Carpet
7/01/06 New Coins of the Month and a new Ambassador Hotel set of three coins were just reported by avid collector Kuniaki Hiraki in Japan.
July Coins of the Month:
TDL Penny Arcade -- Jaq
TDL Starcade -- Mater
TDS Galleria Disney -- Jasmine
Chef Mickey Series Mickey, Donald and Pluto.
Our thanks to Knuniaki Hiraki for this very welcome and timely report!
Parkpennies.com staff will now spend a few days in deep reflective depression over the absence of any new coins at Disneyland USA much less "coins of the month". Then we will find solace in the fact that TDR does have these great new coins and we will eagerly strive to secure an example of each. Soon after, we will scan them and update the ParkPennies.com Tokyo Disneyland Guides and the Coins of the Month page.
This report is from Kuniaki Hiraki in Tokyo Japan
July 11, 2006
Home Store at TDL
Donald was out of order and alternate design Pinocchio was released.
(Same design as guide No. TDL0106)
July 12, 2006
Tokyo Disney Sea 5th Anniversary and The Legend of Mythica started.
TDS Figaro’s Clothiers ----5th Anniversary three new medals were released.
Tokyo DisneySEA Hotel MiraCosta ----5th Anniversary six new medals were released.
TDS Steamboat Mickey’s ---- Legend of Mythica one new medal was released.
July 14, 2006
TDL Find Stitch finished on July 13, 2006.
TDL Penny Arcade -- Change design Buzz Lightyear TDL0420
TDL Starcade -- Change design Little Green Men TDL0421
Pictures of these new coins are at Kuniaki Hiraki’s web site and will be added to the TDL / TDS guides here as soon as scans and descriptions are complete.
Our thanks to Kuniaki for this update and happy collecting.
7/28/06 Can there be too much of a good thing? No, it just gets better! Yes, more Tokyo Disneyland coins were reported. Again, we thank our fellow collector in Japan, Kuniaki Hiraki.
Four new medals were released on late afternoon, July 26, at Disney Resort
DisneySea Station --- Minnie and station building.
Bayside Station --- Mickey and station building.
Gateway Station and Disneyland station are none.
These coins and the upcoming Coins of the Month will be added to the ParkPennies guides as soon as they arrive from Japan. Kuniaki’s Japanese web site already has scans of these coins.
8/01/06 Today, three August Coins of the Month were placed on stage at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Descriptions as reported by avid collector, Kuniaki Hiraki are:
Monthly medals were released on 01.August 2006 at TDR .
TDL Penny Arcade monthly medal --Roo.
TDL Starcade monthly medal --Nemo.
TDS Galleria monthly medal --Flounder.
Kuniaki’s web site will be updated later today.
Tokyo Disneyland is the only park to have a coin of the month so far. Needless to say, they have been a great success. The ParkPennies Coins of the Month page, with pictures of all Tokyo Coins of the Month, will be updated later this week as soon as the latest coin samples arrive from Japan. (After Boomer hones his summertime "motivation" into the razor sharp instrument of unlimited ambition we all know lies in wait somewhere within him. )
8/13/06 The Tokyo Disneyland Coins of the Month" page has been updated. Also the Tokyo Disneyland Guide, Tokyo DisneySea guide, and Tokyo Disneyland Resort guide (Hotels) have been updated.
8/15/06 Bandwidth is getting to be an issue as the number of COM’s grows! See all the Coins of the Month in thumbnail images, click on the image of your choice to see a larger image in a separate window... here.
8/16/06 Advanced Disney elongated coin collector, Thelma T. just reported that the Pinocchio coin placed on stage in July and believed to be a reissued TDL0106 is a variation of the TDL0106. Once we have scans, we will add this coin to the guides as TDL0106A. Again, our thanks to Thelma for her sharp eye and welcome report.
8/16/06 And... MORE NEW COINS at Tokyo Disneyland!
Kuniaki Hiraki, advanced collector of Tokyo Disneyland coins and Web Master of a great TDR web site, reports today that there are three new coins at Il Postino Stationery and three new coins at The Expedition Photo at DisneySea. Do check his web site for scans of these new coins. Our thanks to Kuniaki for his excellent Tokyo Disneyland Reports!
The ParkPennies.com guides will be updated as soon as samples of these coins arrive from Japan.
8/26/06 Kuniaki Hiraki sent us a very welcome news report! The Disney Line coins have returned and... yes, there are more new Tokyo Disneyland medals!
Here’s the report from Japan:
I’m glad to report fantastic news today.
August 25 2006 Disney Resort Line 5th Anniversary New Medals were released at Resort Gateway Station, the medal makers were restored and increased to 4 designs from 2 designs at the DisneySea Station and Bayside Station.
Resort Gateway Station
Mickey (5th anniversary)
Monorail and a castle
Scenery (palm tree and wave)
Minnie (5th anniversary)
Monorail & Prometheus volcano
Our thanks... again to Kuniaki Hiraki for this very timely report. Boomer is working on getting samples of these coins to scan and add to the Tokyo Disneyland Guides.
9/01/06 It seems Tokyo Disneyland is issuing new coins faster than we can keep up! We are very fortunate to have Kuniaki Hiraki reporting from Japan. Here is his very timely news:
Monthly medals were released on September 1, 2006 at TDR .
TDL Penny Arcade monthly medal --The Queen of Hearts.
TDL Starcade monthly medal --Dory.
TDS Galleria monthly medal --Donald.
Picture courtesy of Kuniaki
Picture courtesy of Kuniaki
Picture courtesy of Kuniaki
Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare begins on September 4
and Special Event, Disney Halloween, begins on September 12.
New medals are expected.
Check back soon!
9/04/06 Another new coin report was just received from Kuniaki Hiraki!
This is his report with only sight edits for publication:
I have good news and bad news.
Today , September 04, 2006, is The TDS 5th anniversary.
The Tower of Terror is open. The Tower of Terror design medal was released at Steamboat Mickey’s. However, unfortunately the Legend of Mythica disappeared.
The TDL Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare started on September 04, 2006 but a medal was not released.
Probably it seems that it will be released with the Halloween event on September 12, 2006. If there is any change, I will report it.
Picture courtesy of Kuniaki
Thank you, Kuniaki in Tokyo Japan
Our thanks to you for sharing your report!
9/10/06 Another new coin at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. It’s Winnie the Pooh 80th, portrait of Pooh, 1925. Pictures and guide updates to follow. 9/12/06 Another new coin report was just received from Kuniaki Hiraki ! Four Halloween coins!
To see these coins today, please visit Kuniaki’s excellent web site. The ParkPennies TDL, TDR, TDS guides and the Coins of the Month page were updated recently. The Halloween coins will be added soon. Those guys are really busy at Tokyo Disneyland aren’t they? 10/02/06 Kuniaki Hiraki Has reported three new October coins of the month! Our thanks to him for these great pictures:
The December 2006 monthly medals were released on December 1st at TDR
TDL Penny Arcade monthly medal
-- White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland)
TDL Starcade monthly medal
-- Celia (Monsters,Inc)
TDS Galleria monthly medal
-- The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)
ParkPennies guides will be updated as soon as these coins arrive for scanning. Do visit Kuniaki Hiraki’s excellent web site. Often his home page has scans of these coins as soon as they are issued. 12/03/06 Disneyland Anaheim has some very nice coins and sets, backstamps and other firsts. But, The Tokyo Disneyland Resort has Coins of the Month! Very cool! Here are some thumbnail images of the complete collection through November, 2006. As you can see, there are coins from Tokyo DisneySea as well as Tokyo Disneyland in this collection.
If you are looking for collecting ideas, here is one of my favorites!
Above are thumbnail images of the Tokyo Disneyland Coin of the Month souvenir medals. To access larger images, descriptions and detail comparisons of these coins, just click this link to the Tokyo Disneyland Guides or to just see full sized pictures of these coins with guide numbers, click here.