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New 12-Die Machine At Hollywood Studios
 
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
 
 

A new and first of its kind for Walt Disney World 12-die penny machine was installed today at Hollywood Studios. This new machine replaces the 3-die machine that was at the In Character gift shop.

Hollywood Studio In Character Machine

Each design has a Disney character and is part of a numbered twelve design Heroines series. The twelve characters in this series are Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Pocahontas, Mulan, Jasmine, Tiana, Belle, Aurora, Merida and Alice. Each design has the character's name in script letters at the top, Walt Disney World below the character and what number in the series the design is at the very bottom.

Hollywood Studio In Character Designs

As you can see from the above picture each design is now $1 instead of the usual $0.50 plus your penny that you want to press. You can also get all twelve designs for $10. This new type of machine is currently preloaded with circulated pennies instead of uncirculated pennies. Since the machine is currently using circulated pennies that are randomly loaded, you no longer have any control as to how the design will look. Due to the Lincoln Memorial columns on the reverse of pennies that will sometimes cause a problem with designs in some machines, most collectors like to do their presses on the Lincoln Head side. Most collectors also like to use copper cents that are dated 1981 or older. Most likely you will get the design on a copper plated zinc cent since copper cents are not as common in circulation as they used to be.

The machine has a touch screen that allows you to select your language, what design you want or all designs and what method of payment you will be using. The current language options are English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese. The current payment methods are the major credit cards, cash or ApplePay.

Hollywood Studio In Character Payment

If you only want one design you can only use a $1 bill for payment. If you want all 12 designs then you can use a $10 bill or a credit card.

 
     
 
Two New Machines At Downtown Disney
 
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
 
 

Two new machines have been installed at Downtown Disney. The first machine is located inside the store Marketplace Fun Finds. The four new designs are Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. All of these new designs have the name of the Disney character.

Downtown Disney Fun Finds

The second machine is located at Cirque du Soleil in the gift shop. Even though this machine is not an official Disney machine, it is located on Disney property which is why we list this machine. All four designs have the La Nouba Cirque du Soleil logo and the PENNYCOLLECTOR.COM dot border. The first design is the BMX bicycle act. The second design has the Green Bird. The third design has three different characters from the show with the city name of ORLANDO at the top and the fourth design is of the Les Cons (The Nuts).

Cirque du Soleil Machine

 
     
 
Some Coin Listings Updated Today
 
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
 
 
In the last few days there have been two machines removed and two machines moved to different locations. At Hollywood Studios both machines were removed from the Sorcerer Hat Shop. The Hollywood Studios machine that was at Wandering Oaken Trading Post was moved to the Prop Shop. One of the machines at the Prop Show at Hollywood Studios was moved to the Settlement Trading Post at Fort Wilderness Campground. We have updated some of our checklists and website today to reflect these changes.
 
     
 
Prop Shop Machine Moved To Ft. Wilderness
 
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
 
 

One of the machines at the Prop Shop at Hollywood Studios has been moved to the Settlement Trading Post at Ft. Wilderness Campground. The machine that was moved had designs with faces of Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. These designs were originally located in two different machines at Cap'n Jacks Restaurant at Downtown Disney. The designs were put into a machine at the Prop Shop in December 2013.

These designs originally had catalog numbers beginning with DTD for Downtown Disney. Then they were given catalog numbers beginning with DHS for Disney's Hollywood Studios. Since these designs are now at a resort, they will be assigned a 3rd catalog number beginning with RES.

 
     
 
Wandering Oaken Trading Post
 
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
 
 
The Wandering Oaken Trading Post at Hollywood Studios closed January 5. The machine at this location has been moved to the Prop Shop at Hollywood Studios.
 
     
 
Sorcerer Hat Machines Removed
 
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
 
 

The Sorcerer Hat at Hollywood Studios is going to be removed as part of the Hollywood Studios renovation. The dismantling of the hat will begin on January 7 so the 4-die penny and 4-die quarter machines at that location have been removed.

One quarter design had the Sorcerer Hat and another quarter had a Stduio Backlot Tour design. The Backlot Tour attaction was closed about three months ago. These two designs will definitely be retired but most likely all 8 designs will not be coming back. We will be marking all 8 designs as being retired.

 
     
 
2015 Contemporary And Grand Floridian Resort Designs
 
Monday, January 5th, 2015
 
 

Below are the new 2015 designs that are at Disney's Contemporary and Grand Floridian Resorts. The 2015 Mickey quarter and Tinker Bell penny are located at the Contemporary Resort. The 2015 Goofy penny design is located in the machine that is located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Floridian lobby.

2015 Contemporary and Grand Floridian Coins

 
     
 
2015 Magic Kingdom Designs
 
Monday, January 5th, 2015
 
 

Below is what the new 2015 designs look like at Magic Kingdom. The 2015 Mickey design is in the machine at Sir Mickey's. The 2015 Magic Kingdom penny design is at the Emporium and the quarter with the same design is at Main Street Railroad Station. The 2015 Chip & Dale design is in the machine located at the gift shop at Splashdown Photos.

2015 Magic Kingdom Coins

 
     
 
Database And All Checklists Updated Today
 
Sunday, January 4th, 2015
 
 
With the addition of the 15 new 2015 designs, we have updated our database and all checklists today. One change we made was to the Current Collectible Series Listing. In addition to the various numbered series located throughout Disney World, we have added the new 2015 designs to this listing as a series. So if you want a listing of just the new 2015 designs you can print the first page of this listing.
 
     
 
All New 2015 Coins Are On-Stage
 
Sunday, January 4th, 2015
 
 

This year, there are 15 designs that have the year 2015 on them. Since there is one extra dated penny design for this year, it is located at the gift shop at Splashdown Photos at Magic Kingdom. The other 14 new designs replaced the 2014 designs and are located in the same machines.

For this year there are five designs that are available as both a penny and a quarter. There are three unique designs that are available only as a penny and two unique quarter designs. Below is information as to what designs are available and where they are located at the four Disney World parks and four different Disney resorts.

Unique Penny Designs:

  • 2015 Chip & Dale - Splashdown Photos Gift Shop
  • 2015 Goofy - Grand Floridian Resort
  • 2015 Minnie - Hollywood Studios Prop Shop

Unique Quarter Designs:

  • 2015 Pluto - Animal Kingdom Harambe Railway Station
  • 2015 Daisy - All-Star Music Note'able Games

Designs Available As Both A Penny and Quarter:

  • 2015 Mickey - Penny at Magic Kingdom Sir Mickey's, Quarter at Contemporary Resort
  • 2015 Magic Kingdom - Penny at Emporium, Quarter at Main Street Railroad Station
  • 2015 Tinker Bell - Penny at Contemporary Resort, Quarter at Hollywood Studios Mickey's of Hollywood
  • 2015 Donald - Penny at Epcot Mouse Gears, Quarter at All-Star Sports Game Point Arcade
  • 2015 Nemo - Penny at Animal Kingdom Chester & Hester's, Quarter at Epcot The Land