UNIQUE FRANCE MACHINE BACK ON STAGE AFTER RENOVATIONS
The Souvenirs de France store at Epcot closed for renovations. It partially reopened under a new name (“Les Halles”) in November 2012. The penny press machine – which includes the rare “Agent P” design available to participants in an interactive game – was off stage even after renovations were completed.
The machine became available again between March 20 and March 23, 2013. Due to the difficulty of getting this coin, I do not expect to offer any for sale.
Agent P: back on the Mission
Phone system used to trigger special penny die
Close-up of Agent P die
Coin slot and machine a couple days before its opening in June 2012. The coin slot has electrical tape over it.
The prior machine, photographed in 2011 before the addition of the Duffy die (which, of course, was retired to make way for Agent P)