NEW COINS

MID-MAY 2024

 

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We now have complete sets of the coins added at Disney World in 2024

 

Outlet items added at bottom of page on March 16

 

 

 

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WE HAVE ADDED A NEW PAGE FOR THE RETIRED 2023 DISNEY

100 YEARS OF WONDER COINS

 

 

 

zzzcoins.com

 

 

My email contact: CONTACT

 

NOW AVAILABLE:

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

35TH ANNIVERSARY SET

 

 

 

FREE DISNEY PEOPLE MOVER LOGO PENNY WITH EVERY ORDER:

While supplies last through 2024; no minimum order; automatically included – no button to push

These were rolled by Don Cade using his People Mover design, with our exclusive zzzcoins backstamp added.

The People Mover design is now in the Parkpennies catalog as #DT0033.

(If you order the People Mover denomination set below, you will still get a free penny with your order)

 

  

 

 

 

DENOMINATION SET FOR SALE

 

 

Denomination set - $12  (quarter, dime, nickel, copper cent)

 

 

 

 

 

ADDED IN MAY 2024

Mainly Chicago & northern Indiana

* Watch for our catalog numbers with “cp” suffixes. These are copper cents that have been cleaned and polished using professional methods that yield a bright, shinier lustre than we get with 40- to 60-year-old BU copper cents

 

 

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

35TH ANNIVERSARY SET

 

 

First reported on May 1, these coins are available at the park at the Hollywood Junction machine.  They depict 4 favorite lands and features at Hollywood Studios: old-time Mickey & Minnie (styled after Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway on Hollywood Boulevard); the Star Wars Millennium Falcon from Galaxy’s Edge; Woody the cowboy from Andy’s Backyard (officially known as Toy Story Land); and the Hollywood Tower Hotel/Tower of Terror at the end of Sunset Boulevard. 

 

Rolled on zinc pennies supplied by the machine.  Presscoins #WDW24061-24064]

 

 

DHS68    $9.99   

 

 

 

RAY DILLARD’S LAST PROJECT:

CSNS 2020 SHOW COIN

FOR CANCELED CONVENTION

 

 

When Ray passed away, the die for the Central States Numismatic Society’s 2020 show coin was still in his machine, and a bag of rolled pennies was discovered next to the machine.  These were sent by TEC officers to the CSNS to fulfil Ray’s obligation.

 

The convention, however, was canceled due to COVID.  The coins sat in storage until 2024, when they were offered at the convention in May. 

 

These are rolled on copper cents with stained/dyed red backgrounds.  They were not cleaned or polished, so some show minor stains or patina.  I have weeded out any with major staining. (I have come across a couple with different backs, and one rolled on zinc)

 

The design depicts a steam locomotive emerging from the CSNS logo, with dates and location for the canceled 2020 show.

 

This is a rare opportunity to secure an important coin in Ray’s long history in our hobby.

 

CS01    $3   

 

 

 

PINE TREE SHILLING

CSNS 2024 SHOW EXCLUSIVE

 

 

Between 500 and 800 replica coins were made for the 2024 Central States convention in May.  They are rolled on pewter using a rocker press, and are actually made from elongated blanks that are positioned in the press to change an elongated blank into a round coin.  I will be writing an article for TECNews about these “unelongated” coins.

 

Each coin is hand-rolled and will have minor centering variations.  The photo shows a representative sample of what we are selling.  The inner ring on the date side has an inscription for the CSNS show.

 

This is the first such project by Joe Paonessa of the Root River Mint.  He will re-use the obverse die, and will create similar reverse dies that replace the CSNS inscription with wording for other events and sponsors.

 

CS04    $4   

 

 

 

CHICAGO CUBS – SPORTS WORLD

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

IL49cp    $10.99   

 

We rolled a few extra World Series Champions coins from this set for individual sale.  Also rolled on cleaned and polished copper cents.

 

 

IL49.1cp single coin     $3    

ONLY THREE AVAILABLE

Rolled on cleaned & polished copper cents

 

 

INDIANA DUNES NP TOKEN

BACK IN STOCK

 

 

 

NP13    $2.99   

 

 

 

INDIANA DUNES

BACK IN STOCK

 

 

IN20cp    $6.25   

 

 

 

 

A COLLECTION OF CENTRAL STATES NUMISMATIC SOCIETY (CSNS) ANNUAL TOKENS

 

 

The CSNS show issues a promotional coin each year to promote the event.  We have quantities of 5 years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017).  These coins are slightly larger than a quarter and are legendary for obverses that reproduce old U.S. coin designs. 

 

We are offering all 5 for one low price, or you can order individually by year.  Three come in flips, and two are loose. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CS07 (set of 5)    $4   

 

CS07.10 (2010 Milwaukee)    $1   

 

CS07.11 (2011 Rosemont)    $1   

 

CS07.12 (2012 Schaumburg)    $1  

 

CS07.16 (2016 Schaumburg)    $1  

 

CS07.17 (2017 Schaumburg)    $1  

 

 

NATMUS (NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE & TRUCK MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES) SET

BACK IN STOCK

Auburn, Indiana

 

 

Complete set of 4, rolled on copper cents that have been cleaned and polished using professional methods.  Note that a couple designs roll slightly short, as shown in photo.

 

IN01cp    $6.99   

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDED IN LATE APRIL & MAY 2024

 

 

5-COIN SET OF LION KING WDW ARCADE TOKENS

 

 

Complete set of 5: Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, and Simba. Used/circulated.

 

These coins were first thrown from floats during the Magic Kingdom parade celebrating the Lion King, which I believe occurred a year after its release when it was offered on home video (VHS).  The back side of the coins features a stylized castle and the year 1995, which corresponds with the home video release.

 

The coins were then quickly added to arcade machines on the Disney World property.

 

Although we characterize these as brass tokens, the color can vary from brass to copper shades.  They are the size of standard arcade tokens (slightly larger than a U.S. quarter).

 

You will receive 5 coins.  The 6th coin shows the reverse design common to all.

 

TK-LK5    $9.99   

 

 

 

LINCOLN HOME NATIONAL PARK TOKEN

Springfield, Illinois

 

A single token from the historic site in Springfield.  This was Lincoln’s home before he was elected president, and he is buried in a local cemetery.  The house is open for tours.

 

 

NP20     $2.49   

 

3 PEWTER GOOD LUCK TOKENS

 

3 used tokens made of pewter with the uplifting wishes “Wisdom,” “Peace,” and “Safe Journeys.”  Photos show both sides.  Only one set available.

 

 

z20    $5   

ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE

 

MICHIGAN CONVENTION COIN

 

These coins were designed and rolled by Ryan and Justin Manley for the Michigan State Numismatic Society spring 2024 convention in April.  The design includes a robin, a sure sign of spring and the state’s official bird.

 

We have limited quantities on zinc and on uncleaned wheat pennies.  The version on a nickel is not available.

 

 

MSNS circulated wheat penny   $1.49 

 

MSNS shiny zinc penny    $1   

 

 

 

 

 

NEW DISNEY SETS

from 2024 & late 2023

 

 

60 NEW COINS IN JANUARY 2024

 

60 NEW COINS WERE ISSUED IN JANUARY 2024. 23 FEATURE THE 2024 DATE, WHILE THE REMAINDER ARE UNDATED REPLACEMENTS FOR THE PRIOR 100 YEARS OF WONDER SERIES.

 

WE ARE SELLING COMPLETE SETS OF THE DATED 2024 COINS AND THE UNDATED COINS. 

 

Singles are not currently available through our website.

 

All new Disney coins are pressed on zinc pennies supplied by the machines.  As usual, they are not always perfect rolls. 

You may see surface scratches on the coins.  It appears the vendor tightened the die pressure to reduce the risk of short rolls, but this also eats into the coin surface, leaving scratches.

The photos show a representative sample, and yours will be similar.

 

We will not be stocking medallions

 

 

 

 

2024 ASSORTMENT – COMPLETE SET OF 23 DATED COINS

 

 

Complete set of all 23 pennies with 2024 dates.   

 

There will be a duplicate design in the full 2024 series – two locations have a coin with the four park logos.  They will be separately marked.  There are subtle differences between the two coins, so completists will want both [see photo below].

 

Magic Kingdom coin has horizontal stripes

and slightly smaller park icons

 

 

 

 

Set 2024P (complete)    $54.99   

 

 

For those few who purchased the incomplete Set A, we have the 3-coin Set B for sale separately.

Set 2024P.B    $7.49   

 

 

 

 

Included in this Complete Set of 23:

WDW24001

Oscar's Super Service

Tower of Terror 2024

WDW24005

Discovery Trading Co.

Tree of Life 2024

WDW24007

Dawa Bar

Safari Minnie 2024

WDW24008

Chester & Hester's

Chip & Dale 2024

WDW24011

Main St RR Stn

Stitch 2024

WDW24012

Main St RR Stn

Four Parks logo 2024

WDW24013

Main St RR Stn

Tinker Bell 2024

WDW24014

Main St RR Stn

Pluto 2024

WDW24015

Tony's Town Square

Tramp & Lady 2024

WDW24016

Emporium #1

Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket 2024

WDW24017

Emporium #1

Buzz Lightyear 2024

WDW24018

Emporium #1

Tinker Bell/castle 2024

WDW24019

Emporium #1

Goofy & Pluto 2024

WDW24020

Emporium #2

Mickey 2024

WDW24021

Emporium #2

Minnie 2024

WDW24022

Emporium #2

Donald 2024

WDW24023

Emporium #2

Goofy 2024

WDW24025

Norway

Anna & Elsa 2024

WDW24026

Int'l Gateway

SSE 2024

WDW24027

Port of Entry

Remy 2024

WDW24028

Disney Traders #2

Figment 2024

WDW24059

Pin Traders #3

Four Park logos 2024

WDW24032

Pop Century

Lightning McQueen 2024

 

Included in Set B (also in complete set):

WDW24027

Port of Entry

Remy 2024

WDW24028

Disney Traders #2

Figment 2024

WDW24059

Pin Traders #3

Four Park logos 2024

 

 

 

 

SET A –

This set became available during our January visit to Disney World

 

 

UNDATED COINS ASSORTMENT – SET A

 

12 pennies without dates.  We believe these will serve as permanent replacements for some of the 100 Years of Wonder coins (as well as a few other older designs).

 

There are 37 coins that fit in this category, and the other 25 are found in Set B, ­­­now available.

 

 

Set Undated.A    $28.79   

 

 

 

NOW AVAILABLE – SET B

Set B became available after our January visit to the parks

 

 

UNDATED COINS ASSORTMENT – SET B

 

The remaining 25 pennies without dates.  We believe these will serve as permanent replacements for some of the 100 Years of Wonder coins (as well as a few other older designs).

 

There are 37 coins that fit in this category.  The first grouping of 12 pennies is available to the left as Set A.

 

 

Set Undated.B    $57.99   

 

 

 

 

ORDER SETS A & B FOR THE COMPLETE SET OF UNDATED COINS ADDED IN JANUARY 2024.

 

THE DATED COINS ARE AVAILABLE AS A SEPARATE SET ABOVE.

 

 

 

The following 12 coins are included in SET A:

WDW24002

Oscar's Super Service

Daisy & Minnie in car

WDW24003

Oscar's Super Service

Mickey director w/ Minnie

WDW24004

Discovery Trading Co.

Jungle grub Timon

WDW24006

Discovery Trading Co.

Dug with squirrel on head

WDW24009

Wilderness Explorer Stn

Adventure Awaits Pluto

WDW24010

News stand

Hook

WDW24024

Liberty Sq Ticket office

Hatbox Ghost

WDW24031

Pop Century

Pop Century logo

WDW24033

Boardwalk lobby #1

logo with M&M

WDW24034

Boardwalk lobby #1

Fab 5

WDW24035

Boardwalk lobby #1

Merida & Angus

WDW24036

Boardwalk lobby #2

Rapunzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

These 25 coins are included in Set B:

WDW24029

Disney Traders #2

Groot

WDW24030

Disney Traders #2

Ember & Wade

WDW24037

Polynesian - Moana Mercantile

Stitch

WDW24038

Polynesian - Moana Mercantile

Aloha Mickey & Minnie

WDW24039

Polynesian - Moana Mercantile

Lilo

WDW24040

Polynesian - Moana Mercantile

Orange Bird

WDW24041

Contemporary Resort

Merlin

WDW24042

Contemporary Resort

Remy

WDW24043

Contemporary Resort

Belle

WDW24044

Contemporary Resort

Sorcerer Mickey

WDW24045

Grand Floridian bus stop

Mickey

WDW24046

Grand Floridian bus stop

Dumbo

WDW24047

Grand Floridian bus stop

White Rabbit

WDW24048

Meadow Trading Post

travel trailer

WDW24049

Meadow Trading Post

hiking Mickey

WDW24050

Meadow Trading Post

fishing Goofy

WDW24051

Wilderness Lodge bus stop

WL logo

WDW24052

Wilderness Lodge bus stop

Humphrey the bear

WDW24053

Wilderness Lodge bus stop

Embrace the Outdoors

WDW24054

Pin Traders #1

Tigger, Pooh, Eeyore

WDW24055

Pin Traders #1

Mr. Incredible & Jack Jack

WDW24056

Pin Traders #1

Loki

WDW24057

Pin Traders #3

Woody kicking football

WDW24058

Pin Traders #3

motorcycle Mickey

WDW24060

Pin Traders #4

Three Little Pigs

 

 

 

2024 MACHINE SETS

 

We were able to roll extra sets from only a few machines.

 

You may see surface scratches on the coins.  It appears the vendor tightened the die pressure to reduce the risk of short rolls, but this also eats into the coin surface, leaving scratches.

 

 

MEADOW TRADING POST

Fort Wilderness

 

 

The hardest machine to get to unless you are camping at Fort Wilderness – three new designs were added in January 2024 to replace the 100 Years of Wonder coins from 2023.  Although we have to place a higher price on them due to the time involved, we made sure to get a few extra sets beyond what we needed for the complete sets of 2024 new coins.

 

Hiking Mickey (WDW24049), camping scene (WDW24048), Goofy fishing (WDW24050).  Pressed on shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine. 

 

Set RES107    $8.99   

 

 

OSCAR’S SUPER SERVICE

Hollywood Studios

 

 

Three new coins replaced the designs formerly available here.  One depicts the Tower of Terror with a 2024 date (Presscoins WDW24001), and there are two new undated designs (Daisy & Minnie in car, WDW24002, and Director Mickey with Minnie, WDW24003).  Complete set of 3 from the Oscar’s machine.

 

Pressed on shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine. 

 

 

 

Set DHS67    $7.49   

 

 

HALL OF PRESIDENTS EXIT

Magic Kingdom

 

 

This location has several names – Hall of Presidents exit; Liberty Square Ticket Office; Heritage House.  The machine is located in the walkway between the Hall of Presidents exit and the Sleepy Hollow food booth dining area.

 

The three coins celebrating 100 Years of Wonder were replaced by one new design (Hatbox Ghost, Presscoins #WDW24024 – sure to be popular) and two old designs (the steam boat and Hall of Presidents, Presscoins #MK0197 & MK0198).

 

This is the complete set of 3 from this machine, rolled on shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine.  They are very robust pressings – well-centered with full images and borders.

 

Set MK73    $7.49   

 

 

DISNEY COINS FROM LATE 2023

 

 

 

ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE 8 ZINC

 

Presscoins #WDW23111-23118. Features classic Disney characters and Lion King.  Preloaded zinc pennies.

 

RES104    $12.99   

 

 

 

PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE SET OF 8

 

 

Presscoins #WDW23103-23110.  Old-time classic Disney characters, including Oswald. 

RES102    $12.99   

 

 

PORT ORLEANS TIANA FRENCH QUARTER SET

 

 

Preloaded zinc pennies feature scenes from the Frog Princess movie.  This machine replaces two machines that included similar themes.  Presscoins #WDW23119-23126.

 

RES103    $12.99   

 

 

THOR DEFECTIVE AND

REPLACEMENT DIES

 

·       The earliest orders will get the best examples

·       These photos show representative examples – your coin will be similar but maybe not identical

·       Very limited quantities

 

 

We have a few copies of the original “wavy” defective Thor coins, as well as the replacement die, from Pop Century. 

 

The original die was defective, so a new die was introduced in late 2023 for only a couple months.

 

 

Defective die: Presscoins #WDW23071b:

Thor1    $8.99    SOLD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, Presscoins entries for these and the original undamaged die can be found here:  PRESSCOINS 

 

 

 

 

Good replacement copies: Presscoins #WDW23102:

Thor3    $5.99   

 

 

 

 

Off-center replacement copies: Presscoins #WDW23102:

Thor2    $2.99   

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE MOVER LOGO DENOMINATION SET

 

All orders on our website will get a free copper cent in 2024, while supplies last.  4-coin denomination sets are available for purchase here.  The coins are: copper penny; nickel; dime; quarter.

 

People Mover denomination set of 4 coins $12 per set

New for 2024

 

$12   

 

 

LATE 2023 DISNEY ADDITIONS

More sets of Disney 100 Years of Wonder coins, as well as newer sets from Riviera Resort and Tron, can be found on our 100YOW page

 

 

 

  

DISNEY COMPANY 100TH ANNIVERSARY PENNIES

complete sets of 69 coins

This set includes the smooth second (replacement) version of the Thor penny

A few coins (including the new Thor die) may be off-center due to machine problems that affected entire batches

Complete set #YOW69   $169.99  

 

See our 100YOW page for more sets, including a makeup set for those who purchased the incomplete set of 63 earlier in 2023

 

 

 

GRAND FLORIDIAN BUS STOP 2023

SET with 2 100YOW COINS

 

 

We were able to stock up on these sets in January 2024 when the machine had not yet been switched to the 2024 designs.  Includes two 100YOW coins (Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland), but many of them are off-center (as shown in photo).

 

Pressed on zinc pennies supplied by the machine.

 

 

RES106    $7.49       

 

 

 

TRON simulated arcade tokens

 

 

When the Tron ride opened in April 2023 a set of 6 different arcade-style tokens for “Flynn’s Arcade” (from the movie) was offered in the gift shop.  These are still available.

 

Unlike the old Flynn’s Arcade tokens from California Adventure, these are oversized tokens that are around 30 mm, the size of a U.S. half dollar.  A quarter dollar is shown for size comparison. 

 

The reverse has “Flynn’s Arcade,” and the fronts show 6 different graphic designs associated with the movies.

 

Three coins have a nickel-silver finish, and three have a brass finish.  They do not stick to a magnet.

 

Sold as a complete set of 6.  .

 

Set of 6 - TK17  $34.99  

 

 

 

New Epcot France

 

A new 8-die machine was installed at Les Halles in Epcot’s France pavilion.  The machine replaced a 3-die machine with a secret die that was never placed into service. 

 

Unfortunately, this preloaded machine delivers poorly aligned pennies, as shown in the photos.  We hope to get better sets in January, and are discounting these in light of their condition.

 

Presscoins #WDW23094-23101.

 

Set EP55x  $9.99  

 

 

 

 

4-die machine at Muppet 3D Movie Entrance

 

This machine was quietly added in April 2023 (no announcement – not even on Presscoins) with 4 brand-new designs: Vampirina; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in a car; Mickey as Steamboat Wille; and Stitch with Angel.

 

This is a preloaded machine with zinc pennies.

 

Presscoins #WDW23090-23093.

 

Set DHS66  $9.99  

 

 

 

 

Frontierland Restrooms machine combines retired Hotel Boulevard designs

 

 

This machine popped up late in 2023, well after the closure of Splash Mountain and the relocation and (for some) retirement of its associated machines.  The set incorporates three retired designs from Hotel Boulevard hotels : Presscoins #WDW18044 (Minnie Mouse, originally at B Resort & Spa); WDW18050 (Chip & Dale, originally at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace); and WDW18039 (Mickey & Pluto, originally at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista). 

 

Set MK71  $7.50  

 

 

Some of the Hotel Plaza Boulevard sets are still available on our Resorts page.

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL KINGDOM 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Complete set of 3 zinc pennies from 3 different machines, added in early April 2023  

These coins were being retired in May 2024.

[Presscoins # WDW23079-23081] 

AK43   $11.99       

 

 

LIVING SEAS 100TH

Remy; Ariel with Flounder; Figment; Nemo & Dory.  Complete set of 4 from the gift shop at The Living Seas, pressed on zinc pennies supplied by the machine.

 

Set # EP56   $9.99  

 

 

 

More sets of Disney 100 Years of Wonder coins can be found on our 100YOW page

 

 

NEW ADDITIONS – NON-DISNEY

 

 

MAYFIELD DAIRY

Athens, Tennessee

 

 

Many dairies and farms have taken on a role to educate and entertain the public.  The Mayfield Dairy has a penny press in their visitor center with 4 dies.

 

This complete set is rolled on uncirculated copper cents. 

 

Designs: logo; Divco milk truck; Turtle Tracks with cartoon turtle; milkman’s carry rack with bottles.

 

TN74    $5.99   

 

 

 

COOTERS

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

 

History was made on January 10, 2024 when – after more five years of trying – I finally got a Cooters machine to roll 4 coins in a row.  Their machines at their Tennessee locations always seem to be out of order.  They are the worst machines in the southeast and make the Buc-ee’s machines seem reliable.

 

The second machine was out of order, of course, but my luck with machine #1 is your gain.  These pennies are poorly aligned, but they are miracle pennies.  We may never be able to stock them again.

 

Designs: Cooter’s tow truck; General Lee car; General Lee number 01; sheriff’s badge.  The coins all say “Gatlinburg” but this museum is now located in Pigeon Forge.

 

Pressed on cleaned copper cents that may show signs of streaks.

 

TN31    $5.99   

 

 

 

RACCOON MOUNTAIN CAVERNS

Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

 

A campground and cave attraction, Raccoon Mountain’s gift shop features a penny press with 4 dies.  This is a complete set, rolled on uncirculated copper cents.

 

Designs: raccoon head; steam locomotive; bat; caver’s helmet.  These coins include a backstamp with location information.

 

TN75    $5.99   

 

 

 

 

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN

NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK

Kennesaw, Georgia

 

It took years to finally get a parking space at the visitor center!  Complete set of 4 pressed on uncirculated copper cents.

 

Designs: Monument; shooting soldier in oval; cannon with mountains; Kennesaw Mountain 1864 [year of Civil War battle]. 

 

Check out our national park tokens from this location as well. 

 

 

GA13    $5.99   

 

 

 

WORTH COUNTY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Sylvester, Georgia

 

 

This chamber of commerce office in the heart of peanut country loves to receive visitors.  If you’re luck, they may offer you a Coke and a bag of peanuts. 

 

Designs: Peanut Festival; county courthouse ; fish and Lake Blackshear; steam locomotive GAS&C 100.

 

Complete set of 4 pressed on uncirculated copper cents.

 

GA17    $5.99   

 

 

 

TOKEN FOR HORSESHOE CURVE

& RAILROADERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Altoona, Pennsylvania

 

 

While cleaning up, we found these brass tokens from the Horseshoe Curve and the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona.  There may be minor blemishes (stains) that we have not tried to clean off.  Both sides of the token are shown, with a quarter for size comparison only (not included in the sale, unless you want to add 25 cents!).

 

PA19    $3   

 

 

 

MACON MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Macon, Georgia

 

This museum has a penny press with a single design.  Pressed on an uncirculated copper cent.

 

 

GA15    $1.49   

 

 

 

 

YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT

NEW PENNY FOR 2023

 

 

This beauty was produced by private roller Alex Mruk for Christmas 2023.  Pressed on copper cents. 

 

 

AM01   $2.25   

 

 

 

9 HELL NOTES

 

(both sides shown)

 

An assortment of 9 Hell/Heaven notes.  In some Asian cultures, sacrifices are made for the souls of the departed to pave their way to Heaven.  Often, the sacrifice is done through burning decorative paper and artificial money (collectively called "joss paper"). 

 

The designs can have legendary historical figures, or they might simulate real money without running afoul of counterfeiting laws (for example, in North America families might burn replicas of American currency).  They often bear the markings of "Hell Bank Note" or "Heaven Bank Note," which can be a bit shocking to Western onlookers.  They all tend to bear very high denominations; some of these are 50 million dollars and 100 million dollars.  After all, if you are making a sacrifice, you might as well make it look like a big one! 

 

This lot presents a variety of nine uncirculated notes.  They seem to be mainly Chinese, but there may be a couple Vietnamese notes mixed in. These make a colorful and interesting basis for a currency collection.  The notes at the bottom of the photo are the same size as U.S. currency, so that should give you an idea of the size of these items.

 

Coin dealers often mix these in with their bargain-box currency and sell them for 50 cents or a dollar apiece.  Shipped in protective cardboard to keep them crisp.

 

#HECK   $4   Preview Image

 

NATIONAL PARK TOKENS

 

National Park tokens are between the size of a nickel and a quarter and have artwork on both sides.  They are sold at many national parks and related federal facilities operated by the National Park Service (such as historic sites, battlefields, national lakeshores, etc.).  Prices vary because they are set by the operators of the gift shops.     

 

Other national park tokens can be found on their own page: Click here.

 

 

 

 

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK – GEORGIA MONUMENT

 

We already had the Illinois Monument token (see our regular Georgia listings or our National Park Tokens page), but now we add the Georgia Monument token. 

 

NP17    $2.99   

 

 

 

 

OCMULGEE MOUNDS NATIONAL

HISTORICAL PARK

Macon, Georgia

 

This historic park features ancient Indian burial grounds.  One token is available at its gift shop.

 

NP18    $2.25   

 

 

 

BACK IN STOCK

 

 

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK –

MINGUS MILL

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

This item had been out of stock on our webpage for a year or so.  We have obtained a new supply of these popular tokens.

 

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See our other Smoky Mountain coins and tokens on the Tennessee page

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NEW ADDITIONS FROM CHICAGO 

Added in December 2023

 

 

NEW DESIGNS AT FIELD MUSEUM

 

 

We’re not sure when this machine was added, but it replaces the machine that had extinct species with more extinct species and the square-shaped Field Museum logo adopted in 2018.  To date, these are the only pressed coins with the newer logo.

 

Designs: Saber-toothed Cat; Allosaurus; Sue at the Field Museum Chicago; 2 dinosaurs at water’s edge.

 

Pressed on shiny zinc pennies supplied by the machine.

 

Set IL44z    $9.99  

 

 

 

 

 

U-BOAT COINS ON GERMAN EURO COINS

 

 

We sprayed a green dye on the oak cluster side of German 2-euro-cent coins (the Ray Dillard method) and pressed these with the oak clusters on the reverse.  These coins are the same size as an American penny.  You get the two U-505 designs from the submarine exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry.  The reverse and a raw source coin are shown only for comparison. 

 

Set IL18.eu (2 coins)   $5.99  

 

Trivia: although the U-boat was captured off Africa and towed through 4 Great Lakes to Chicago after the war, humorous Chicagoans used to convincingly tell gullible visitors that it was captured in Lake Michigan and shows how close Germany had come to invading the United States.  While the German navy patrolled off the coast of the U.S., it wouldn’t have gotten past the Welland Canal. 

 

 

 

U-BOAT COINS ON 5-PFENNIG COINS

BACK IN STOCK

 

 

 

The two U-boat designs pressed on slightly circulated obsolete German 5-pfennig coins.  These coins have a brass tone to them, and because they are slightly circulated you can generally see the image of the oak clusters from the source coin on the reverse (intensity varies – visibility is higher for highly circulated coins).

 

The German 5-pfennig coin (a denomination replaced when Germany adopted the Euro) is slightly smaller than an American penny, but also slightly thicker.  When rolling, the full image is usually realized. 

 

You will receive two coins with U-boat designs.  The rolled reverse and a source coin are only shown for reference.

 

Set IL18.5 (2 coins)   $5.99  

 

 

 

 

OUTLET OFFERING – BLEMISHED

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY

 

We have sets of 4 pennies that were rolled on copper coins that show streaks and an occasional stain. They may have been cleaned coins; we do not clean our coins, so we’re offering these as-is.  You may be able to clean them and improve them, but they actually look pretty good to start with – they’re just not the quality we prefer to sell.

 

This is our set #IL17 (PennyCollector machine 1).  So you can see the designs, we are showing a photo of the good sets we sell at a higher price; these blemished sets (in lesser condition) are being offered for $4, and we have two sets available.  Copper cents.

 

 

 

Set IL17BL    $4  

TWO BLEMISHED SETS AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

 

OUTLET OFFERINGS

 

 

 

ASSORTMENT OF U.S. ELONGATED PENNIES

FROM VARIOUS LOCATIONS

See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet

 

 

As I travel, I often end up with excess pennies after putting together sets.  These coins are pressed on uncirculated copper cents where we are able to use our own coins, and on zinc pennies supplied by the machine otherwise.  The photo shows the exact set you are purchasing.   

 

I traveled 12,000 miles in summer 2023 and January 2024, so these coins come from such diverse regions as northern Michigan, central Ohio, the Mammoth Cave area, Disney World, Niagara Falls, St. Augustine, the Smoky Mountains, and northern Georgia.

 

m58   $24  

 

 

HARD ROCK CASINO + 3 OTHER CASINO TOKENS

Las Vegas, Detroit, Windsor

 

 

 

 

An assortment of 4 casino tokens.  Tokens are generally retired from the casino industry; most machines use paper tickets for payouts instead. 

 

This set includes a circulated $1 gaming token from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, plus 3 obsolete tokens from 3 Detroit-area casinos: Casino Windsor (25 cents, used); Motor City Casino (25 cents, used); and Greektown Casino (5 cents, uncirculated from roll).

 

Casino tokens (and casino chips) are an interesting and often colorful area of numismatic collecting.  The Casino Collectibles Association can be found at https://www.ccgtcc.com, and the most complete catalog of casino chips, tokens, cards, and other items is found at https://chipguide.com/.

 

Chip Guide ## CG096249 (Hard Rock), CG091201 (Windsor), CG022776 (Motor City), CG022665 (Greektown).  Both sides shown in photo.

 

m52   $5  

 

 

RAINFOREST ADVENTURES ZOO MEDALLION

Sevierville, Tennessee

 

 

 

Medallion (approximately the size of an old silver dollar) from the Rainforest Adventure in Sevierville, Tennessee.  Note: this facility is not associated with the national Rainforest Café restaurant chain.  It is an indoor zoo with real animals, unlike Rainforest Café.

 

Slightly used; features a cockatoo on one side and goats on the other.  Both sides shown in photo.

 

m57   $3.09  

 

 

MARVIN’S MARVELOUS MECHANICAL MUSEUM

Farmington Hills, Michigan

 

 

 

This Michigan museum of playable arcade machines is slated to move (but not close) in 2024.  It is routinely included among national lists of unusual places to visit.

 

This brass souvenir 25 cents “good for” token was available many years ago (I believe in the 1990s) and has been out of production for at least a couple decades. This one is used; I have not tried to clean it.

 

Token Catalog #TC-392212.  About 27mm diameter.  Both sides shown in photo.

 

 

 

m53   $4  

 

 

 

CABELA’S AMUSEMENT TOKEN

Dundee, Michigan

 

 

 

Cabela’s token used for game area.  It features the two fighting bears symbol associated with the Dundee store.  This is the variation with initials RWM, Token Catalog #TC-357366.  Slightly used, about 24mm. 

 

Both sides shown in photo.

 

m54   $2  

 

PATRIOTIC TOKENS

 

 

 

 

An assortment of 4 tokens honoring the American bicentennial.  The 250th anniversary will be celebrated in 2026 – time to stock up on Americana!

 

Photo shows exact set you are buying.  The larger coins are about the size of an old silver dollar.  The Paul Revere coin is an aluminum Shell gas station promotional item and is about the size of a quarter. 

 

All are gently used.  Both sides shown in photo.

 

m55   $5  

 

MORE THAN 25 ASSORTED TOKENS

 

 

I cleaned out the miscellaneous token bin to put this lot together.  The photo depicts what you’ll get: transportation, advertising, arcade, car wash, casino, state tax tokens, and other stuff.  There are a few duplicates because you just can’t get away from those obsolete NYC transit tokens no matter how hard you try. 

 

Both sides shown in photo.  Expect these to be well-circulated.

 

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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY

 

We have sets of 4 pennies that were rolled on copper coins that show streaks and an occasional stain. They may have been cleaned coins (where the cleaning material leaves a residue behind); we do not clean our coins, so we’re offering these as-is.  You may be able to clean them and improve them, but they actually look pretty good to start with – they’re just not the quality we prefer to sell.

 

This is our set #IL17 (PennyCollector machine 1).  So you can see the designs, we are showing a photo of the good sets we sell at a higher price; these blemished sets (in lesser condition) are being offered for $4, and we have two sets available.  Copper cents.

 

 

 

Set IL17BL    $4  

TWO BLEMISHED SETS AVAILABLE

Unblemished sets area available on our Illinois page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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