My sales page has been updated with numerous sets from Disneyland. This includes all the machines that have been installed since the 60th anniversary celebration ended in 2016.
All pennies are pressed on pre-1982 copper cents, and quarters are pressed on AU and BU quarters. In addition, there is a selection of designs pressed on foreign coins that are the same size as American coins.
June 16: still there
The two penny presses that had been moved to the ticket area at DisneyQuest are gone, and likely retired. The Wreck-It Ralph machines are also gone, and may be retired.
When I visited on June 16, Inoventions was down to one machine – the one that includes Figment was located in Innoventions East. By July 7, though, Presscoins.com was reporting that the Figment machine was retired, and the other Innoventions machine had been brought back from retirement and placed at the Epcot Pin Trading station (a new location for a penny press). The official CTM Group maps still show a machine at Innoventions and none at Pin Trading, though. (Those maps are not necessarily accurate)
The D23 convention in Anaheim had lots of news. There was, however, no penny press at this year’s show.
Do you have a penny book with the shaped ears? Have you ever wondered what the small pockets were for? Thanks to “instructions” on the new books, we now know that those tiny slots are intended for unpressed pennies.
This one’s from Disneyland, but I’ll bet the Disney World books feature the same.
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We received news in early December of new penny books at the parks. The Disneyland book on the left is already available; the photo comes from an Ebay listing (seller squarecollectibles1). The second photo shows the Disney World book; the photo is a screen shot from a merchandising webpage at Disney World. I don’t know if the new book has hit the WDW shelves yet.
Incidentally, at the top of this Blog page you will find various links, including one for Disney penny books.
All but one machine from the 60th anniversary series at Disneyland has been replaced by new machines with entirely new designs. The quarter machine that had been placed at the currently-closed Main Street railroad station (and later moved to the Penny Arcade) has been removed but not yet replaced.
The new machines include designs devoted to the upcoming (Thanksgiving) Disney movie Moana, Winnie the Pooh, Pirates of the Caribbean, Beauty and the Beast (quarters), Toy Story, Finding Dory, and Indiana Jones. In addition, the non-60th Tiki Room set in Adventureland has been swapped out for a set of coins with Stitch & Angel from the Lilo & Stitch TV series.
This means 12 new machines (3 coins each) have been introduced in Anaheim in the past couple months, with one more expected to follow. As always, a reliable up-to-date list of machine locations is found at the ParkPennies website.
Disneyland had a major pressed coin campaign to celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary – 60 special coins at the parks and World of Disney. That celebration has ended, and the anniversary coins are starting to be replaced.
Boomer at www.parkpennies.com reports that the machine at the Pieces of Eight gift shop (Pirates of the Caribbean) is the first spotted change. The good news for collectors: the replacement designs are all-new, and not just a return to the set that was in place before the May 2015 anniversary kickoff.
While there is no guarantee that all the 60th machines will get newly-made designs, there is a good chance. This would include two quarter machines and eleven penny presses.
As of the end of September, all 60th anniversary machines have been retired. They have been replaced with entirely new designs at World of Disney (2 machines); Rajah’s Mint; Pooh Corner; Enchanted Chamber (quarter machine); and Pirates (as noted in the original article).