February 2023

 

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ADDED IN FEBRUARY

 

New Baltimore Trade Center

(New Baltimore, Michigan)

 

 

A new set of 3 produced by Don Cade for placement at a business in late January.  Brand spankin’ new, and rolled on uncirculated copper cents!

 

Designs: Trade center logo; Pennies from Heaven; Lucky Penny with mascot fishfly (you may know them as mayflies; we call them fishflies here on Lake St. Clair)

 

Set MI60   $3.99  

 

 

 

 

Leaving the Laughing Place

Tribute to Splash Mountain

 

When Splash Mountain’s transition was announced a couple years ago, Don Cade produced a penny showing Br’er Rabbit leaving home.  The original coins were pressed with backstamps mentioning the Disney parks and were given catalog #DT0012 on the Parkpennies website. 

 

We have acquired a small inventory without backstamps.  They are rolled on uncirculated copper cents.

 

DT0012   $4.99  

 

SPLASH MOUNTAIN UPDATE

 

The retirement of Splash Mountain’s penny machines at Disney World was only temporary.  The impending closing of the attraction on January 23 brought unprecedented lines in the gift shop, prompting Disney to bring out the ropes and establish a formal queue.  A couple days after, Disney (or its vendor) decided to bring the machines back – so they are at Frontierland (8-die machine at Country Bear Jamboree, and the other two machines under the train station and near the restrooms).

 

We will be bringing back our old listings (and old “unretired” prices) soon – just check the Magic Kingdom page to see when they become available after we catch up with all the other new products from this year. 

 

 

Canadian casino chips

 

We were able to obtain some casino chips from western Canada (British Columbia) as part of a trade.  We offer them here for $2 each.  Both sides of the chips are identical.  3 different casinos.

 

Made of plastic; 100% genuine.

 

CC01 – Elements Casino, Chilliwack B.C.  $2 

2 available

 

CC02 – Casino of the Rockies/St. Eugene Golf, Cranbrook B.C.  $2 

1 available

 

CC03 – Chances Casino, Kelowna B.C.  $2  

1 available

 

 

NATIONAL PARK TOKENS – GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

 

We replenished our supply of a limited number of tokens in January.  These are all we have from the Smoky Mountains at this time (this is an incomplete set – there are at least 6 different tokens sold at locations in the park)

 

Mingus Mill - #NP-TN01  $2.50

 

Clingmans Dome - #NP-TN02  $2.50

 

 

 

Mt. LeConte - #NP-TN03  $2.50

 

 

Cades Cove/Church in the Valley - #NP-TN04  $2.50

 

 

ADDED IN JANUARY 2023

January was a huge travel month.  We added many sets, and restocked some sets that had been sold out for years.

We are starting with raw listings; pictures will be added within the next week or two, but can also generally be found on the Pennycollector website.

 

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DISNEY WORLD

 

 

ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE

 

Set of three from the arcade at Animal Kingdom Lodge pressed on uncirculated bimetal coins from El Salvador.  Exclusive to our website – only 6 sets were rolled on this rare machine that still lets us use our own coins.

 

 

RES11ec   $14.99  

 

 

OHIO

 

NEW 8-DIE MACHINE AT

GREAT WOLF LODGE

Mason, OH

 

This 8-die machine dispenses zinc pennies and replaced a 4-die machine that used your own quarters and pennies.  These designs have never been available on copper – just zinc. 

 

Unfortunately, this machine rolls inconsistently. Expect most coins to be slightly short, and some will be off-center.

 

 

OH49   $12.99  

 

 

 

KENTUCKY

 

Copper unless noted

 

 

 

BUC-EE’S RICHMOND

Richmond, KY

 

The Buc-ee’s chain of gas stations and convenience stores has reached pretty far north and east in the past couple years.  We are finally able to add coins from their locations in several states this year.  4 designs.  All locations have the same designs but include the store’s location to make them different.

 

KY18   $4.99  

 

TENNESSEE

 

Copper unless noted

 

Also check our Tennessee page for more coins from the state, including the Smoky Mountains region

 

 

 

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN INCLINE RAILWAY

Chattanooga, TN

 

Set of 4 from this historic climbing railway on the Tennessee/Georgia border.  Rolled on a mix of circulated and shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine at a higher price point.  Sometimes copper pennies are included in the mix, but expect all zinc pennies.

 

Designs: cannon; incline railway train; “Ride the Incline Railway”; “Lookout Mountain – Since 1895”

 

 

TN68   $9.99  

 

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

CHICKAMAUGA & CHATTANOOGA

NATIONAL MILITARY PARK TOKEN

 

 

National park token from the Lookout Mountain section of the Civil War battlefield park.  Depicts a cannon – once the Union troops took the mountaintops around the city, this railroad center was doomed to defeat.  Both sides shown in photo.

 

NP-TN05   $2.50  

 

 

 

CRAVE MINI GOLF

Pigeon Forge. TN

 

Set of 4 from the mini-golf center, bowling center, and candy shop.

 

TN70   $5.99  

 

 

TITANIC MUSEUM

Pigeon Forge, TN

 

This popular museum switched its penny presses since our last visit in 2020.  Instead of two 4-die machines (our old numbers TN09 & 10, now sold out), they currently have two 5-die machines.

 

 

TN58 – PennyCollector machine 3   $7.49  

 

 

TN59 – PennyCollector machine 4   $7.49  

 

 

 

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

Pigeon Forge

 

I think this is a new restaurant location for the Hard Rock chain.  In any event, this is one of the many restaurants across the country that have added penny presses in the past year or so (at a higher price point, unfortunately).  Complete set of 4. 

 

Designs: logo; guitar; t-shirt; mountain scene.

 

TN07   $11.99  

 

ELY’S MILL

Gatlinburg, TN

 

Two machines have been found at this attraction.  The 4-die machine (set TN19) is from the gift shop and has been on-site for a while.  The 5-die machine (set TN20)  is new, and is located at the restroom building.  There was another 4-die machine but due to disrepair it has been replaced by the 5-die machine.

 

Trivia: This location is pronounced “Ellie’s Mill.”

 

 

TN19 – machine 1   $5.99  

 

TN20 – machine 2   $7.50  

 

 

 

 

TRY MY NUTS

Pigeon Forge, TN

 

How can a town that gave us a gift shop with the bland name “Shirts Gifts and More” also give us the ballsy “Try My Nuts”???  Complete set of 4, with backstamp.

 

Designs: mountains with bear; Tennessee flag; The Old Mill building; peanut character.

 

TN29   $5.99  

 

 

OLD MILL

Pigeon Forge, TN

 

A 3-die Eurolink machine is found at this popular themed dining spot.  We have a few sets a couple years ago, and they quickly sold out.  We have stocked up again.

 

Designs: “The Old Mill”; bear; eagle.

 

TN30   $4.99 

 

GATLINBURG VISITOR CENTER

Gatlinburg, TN

 

 

A popular set from an animated bear machine at the welcome center.  This store receives a lot of visitors because it also serves as a terminus of the free Gatlinburg tourist trolley – a bargain in a city where parking is rare and priced accordingly.

 

Complete set of 4.  Designs: Gatlinburg with mountains and bear; mountains; “The Mountains are Calling”; bear.

 

TN33   $5.99  

 

 

 

ALL AMERICAN SOUVENIRS

Gatlinburg, TN

 

Complete set of 4.  We used to carry this set, but sold out in 2020.  They’re back.

 

Designs: shield with “Great Smoky Mountains” and “Gatlinburg Tennessee” on ribbon; steam locomotive; wolf; bear.

 

TN41   $5.99  

 

 

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JONATHAN’S BEAR NECESSITIES

Gatlinburg, TN

 

Another set we once carried, but sold out.  Restocked complete set of 4.

 

TN42   $5.99  

 

 

SWEET! CANDY STORE

Gatlinburg, TN

 

The fronts of these 4 designs are identical to the coins from the Pigeon Forge branch of this store (our set TN28, found on our regular Tennessee page), but these have “Gatlinburg” in the backstamp. 

 

Designs: giant lollipop; gumball machine; bear; cabin in woods.

 

TN43   $5.99  

 

 

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.

Gatlinburg, TN

 

 

Set of 4 from the popular chain based on the Forrest Gump movie.  Designs: Run Forrest Run, sitting on park bench, riding mower with a bear (naturally – bears figure very prominently in this region), and father & son fishing.

 

TN45   $5.99  

 

 

DICK’S LAST RESORT

Gatlinburg, TN

 

The Dallas restaurant that made insult-dining popular has a 4-die machine in Gatlinburg.

 

TN46   $5.99  

 

 

SPACE NEEDLE ARCADE

Gatlinburg, TN

 

A 4-die machine is found in the ground-level arcade.  We do not carry the coins from the top of the attraction.

 

Designs: mountain scene; My Lucky Penny; bear cub sitting; outline of Tennessee with Gatlinburg marked by a star.

 

TN52   $5.99  

 

 

 

 

PARKWAY BOUTIQUE

Gatlinburg, TN

 

Complete set of 4.  An attractive set from a Pennycollector machine.  Designs: moonshine; Clingmans Dome; bear fishing; Ober Gatlinburg aerial tramway cabin.

 

TN72   $5.99  

 

 

WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES

Gatlinburg, TN

 

Set of 4 from the resort chain’s Smoky Mountains location.  These did not turn out well, so we only made a couple sets.

 

Designs: Wilderness logo; surfer; eagle; bear.

 

TN50   $5.99  

 

 

 

Just the logo coin, pressed on an uncirculated bimetal coin from Ecuador.  Only two available. 

 

TN50A   $3.99  

 

 

 

GEORGIA

 

Copper unless noted

 

 

BUC-EE’S CALHOUN TRAVEL CENTER

Calhoun/Adairsville, GA

 

This northern Georgia Buc-ee’s has a 4-die machine; pressed on copper cents.  This machine has a special place in my heart: it’s the first Buc-ee’s machine I was able to work correctly.  But to keep me from growing too confident, many of the pennies rolled a bit short as shown in the photo.

 

All locations have the same designs but include the store’s location to make them different.

 

GA08   $5.99  

 

 

 

TELLUS SCIENCE MUSEUM

White/Cartersville, GA

 

A single penny from this science museum in northern Georgia.  Design: dinosaur.

 

GA14   $1.49  

 

 

BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM

Cartersville, GA

 

Another single penny machine from northern Georgia.  Design: rider on horse.

 

GA09   $1.49  

 

WARNER ROBINS MUSEUM OF AVIATION

Warner Robins, GA

 

 

One of the finest air museums, adjacent to Robins Air Force Base.  4 designs; these sold out a couple times in the past, many years ago.  It’s hard to restock these because I usually roll into town on days the museum is closed or after its closing hours.  This time I planned an overnight to be here at the right time.

 

Designs: P40, B1B Bomber; SR71; F15.

 

GA03   $4.99  

BACK IN STOCK AFTER YEARS AWAY

 

 

 

RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Acworth, GA

 

This is another machine in the Allatoona Lake park area.  The lake was formed by damming a river, and it created numerous recreational opportunities in the area.  4 dies, pressed on copper.  This machine was reportedly at the Visitor Center but is actually found at the Trading Post (saving penny seekers a lot of difficult mountain driving).

 

Designs: Vaughan Cabin; deer; rattlesnake; Bethany Bridge.

 

GA11   $5.99  

 

 

FLORIDA

 

Copper unless noted

 

 

 

SUWANNEE HARDWARE & FEED

White Springs, FL

 

This is a relatively recent machine with 4 dies.  Designs: canoe & “Big Shoals State Park”; Spring House; Stephen Foster Folk Culture monument; Suwannee Hardware & Feed storefront. 

 

FL57   $4.99  

 

SHOWCASE OF CITRUS

Clermont, FL

 

 

Long before central Florida became the theme park capital of the world, citrus was king and humble attractions sprung up to promote what passed for tourism in the old days.  This attraction north of the Orlando area has a 4-die machine in its store.  Zinc pennies dispensed by the machine at a higher price point.

 

Designs: “Florida” with iconic scenes; monster truck adventure; gem mine treasure ore; circular logo.

 

 

FL60   $9.99  

 

 

HARD ROCK CAFÉ – UNIVERSAL CITYWALK

Orlando, FL

 

 

The keystone restaurant in the American collection of Hard Rock cafes (it once housed The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour bus) received a 4-die penny press when the restaurant chain started adding machines to its restaurant lobbies.  They have a higher price point, but we can still use our copper cents – as we have done here. 

 

Designs: t-short; Hard Rock logo; guitar; the Orlando HRC building.

 

 

FL43   $9.99  

 

UNIVERSAL STUDIO STORE

Orlando, FL

 

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Our Harry Potter sets from CityWalk are back in stock.  8 zinc pennies dispensed by the machine, but unlike the first incarnation of this design these are all pressed on shiny pennies (in 2022 they used circulated coins – which sometimes included copper cents).

 

FL53   $12.99  

 

BUC-EE’S DAYTONA

Daytona Beach, FL

 

 

Yet another Buc-ee’s – this one off I-95 in Daytona.  4 designs.  All locations have the same designs but include the store’s location to make them different.

 

FL62   $5.99  

FLAGLER COLLEGE

St. Augustine, FL

 

 

A set of 4 from the college’s gift shop lobby.  Designs: Coat of Arms; Henry Flagler; building (former Ponce de Leon Hotel, now the college’s main building); spitting frog fountain.

 

FL66   $5.99  

 

 

 

AUNT MATILDA’S STEAMPUNK TRUNK

St. Augustine, FL

 

A fascinating boutique in St. Augustine; the penny press is a recent addition since my last visit a couple years ago.  4 designs: round logo; gears logo; bee; spider.

 

FL63   $5.99  

 

MEDALLIONS CLOSE-OUT

We will only stock a limited amount of these medallions in the future

and are offering close-out prices on select remaining inventory of sets and singles

See the following pages for sales items: DISNEY WORLD   OHIO   WISCONSIN   ILLINOIS  TEXAS

 

 

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