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Twenty-Five More 100 Years of Wonder Coins
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Yesterday, there were nine new 100 Years of Wonder coins placed on-stage replacing the 50th Anniversary designs. Today, was a very busy day with Twenty-Five more new 100 Years of Wonder designs being placed on-stage. We will post more information soon but here are where the newest coins are located.

The 4-die Living Seas machine at Epcot that wasn't changed yesterday now has four new coins. This completes the replacement of all the 50th Anniversary coins at Epcot.

At Magic Kingdom, the 8-die machine by the entrance to the Emporium now has four new 100 Years of Wonder designs with Captain Hook, Buzz Lightyear, one design with Tinker Bell, Peter Pan and Wendy and the fourth design with Pinocchio. The other machine at the back of the Emporium and the machine at the Hall of Champions are both off-stage which means the 50th Anniversary design and those machines are now retired.

At Animal Kingdom all six machines now have new 100 years of Wonder designs replacing the 50th Anniversary designs. This completes the replacement of all the 50th Anniversary coins at Animal Kingdom.

For the resorts, the Polynesian and the Contemporary both have four new designs. The machine at Port Orleans French Quarter inside Jackson Square Gifts & Desires has a new design. Both machines at Port Orleans Riverside inside the Medicine Show Arcade both have one new design.

Epcot 100 Years of Wonder Designs
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Below are the new 100 Years of Wonder designs at Epcot. The first machine is located inside Port of Entry. The second machine faceplate is from the 3-die machine located inside Disney Traders. The third machine is inside The Fjording gift shop at Norway's World Showcase and the last 100 Years of Wonder design is located at International Gateway inside the gift shop World Traveler.

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Hollywood Studios 100 Years of Wonder Designs
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Below are the new 100 Years of Wonder designs at Hollywood Studios. The first machine is located inside Oscar's Super Service and the 4-die machine with four new 100 Years of Wonder designs is located at Hollywood Junction.

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New 100 Years of Wonder Coins
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

The time has come to remove all of the 50th Anniversary designs and replace or add new 100 Years of Wonder designs. As of today, the 4-die Hollywood Junction machine with four 50th Anniversary designs and the Oscar's Super Service machine with one design have all been replaced with 100 Years of Wonder designs.

At Epcot, all the machines with 50th Anniversary designs have all been replaced except for the 4-die Living Seas machine. Disney Traders, Port of Entry, Norway and International Gateway machines all have new designs.

We will be posting more information and pictures soon.

New Riviera Resort Machine
Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

A new 8-die preloaded penny machine has been placed on-stage at Disney's Riviera Resort. This machine first appeared December 10, 2019 but was only on-stage for one day when the resort was about ready to open. Unfortunately, the day the machine was first placed on-stage it was for a media event and it was not available to the general public. The machine had already been pulled when the resort did open on December 20, 2019.

Over three years later the machine has finally been placed back on-stage and it is now available to get.

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Jack Jack Die Replacement
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

In 2011 a vertical design with Jack Jack appeared at Hollywood Studios. Shortly after this design was placed on-stage, we noticed a small dimple that started appearing at the bottom of the coin when pressed. As time went on the size of this defect got much larger. In 2016 this defective die was moved to Disney Traders at Epcot where it has remained until now.

This Jack Jack design has finally been removed and replaced with an Epcot Chip & Dale design that was originally at The Land near the Garden Grill Restaurant that has been off-stage since September 2019.

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Main Street Confectionery Machine Back On-Stage
Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

The Main Street Confectionery store closed March 29, 2021 for refurbishment and reopened September 28, 2021. When the store reopened, we were expecting the 8-die machine that was located in this store to be available or to be available shortly which did not happen.

The machine that was located in this store has finally been placed back on-stage and is currently available again.

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Pin Trader's 50th Mickey Cracked Die
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

The 50th Anniversary Mickey die in a machine at Disney Springs Pin Traders developed a bad crack in it earlier this month that was causing the bottom portion of the penny to be deformed when pressing. With the 50th Anniversary nearing the end we were not expecting a new die to be made with the same design but we noticed that this was done by February 15.

With the way dies are now being made it's almost impossible to see any differences between the two design variations. From examining several coins pressed from the new die it appears that the wording on the bottom is of lower quality than the first die.

Below is a picture with the first variation, a penny pressed with the cracked die and the die replacement. The next images are a closeup of the bottom wording produced from the two different dies. Looking at the quality of the wording from the bottom picture not only is it of lower quality but it also appears to be sort of double die.

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3-Die Muppet Machine Is Back On-Stage
Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

The Stage 1 Company Store at Hollywood Studios has been closed since Disney World shutdown for Covid-19. Inside this store was a 3-die machine that contained designs with Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy from The Muppets. This machine has been off-stage since the store closed. The Stage 1 Company Store is still closed but the 3-die machine has been converted to a $1.00 preloaded penny machine and has been placed back on-stage at PizzeRizzo. The machine is now located near the door that exits to the outside eating area for PizzeRizzo.

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New Disney Railroad Medallion Machine
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

For all the medallion collectors we thought we would post about a new medallion machine at Magic Kingdom. This new machine is located on the upper floor of the Main Street Railroad Station. These four new Walt Disney World Railroad medallions not only have a different design on the obverse but also has a different design for each medallion on the reverse. One other thing to note is that there is a price increase. The price on this new machine is $6.00 for one medallion or $20.00 for four medallions.

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