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Pressed Coins

Looking for the perfect keepsake? Commemorate your visit to the Disneyland Resort with special pressed coin designs featuring many beloved Resort icons and attractions. In addition, be sure to keep your collection pretty as a penny with a souvenir collector's book.

What is an Elongated or Pressed Coin?

Elongated coins are created when a coin is squeezed between two rollers, one of which has an engraving on its surface. As the coin is flattened (or pressed) into an oval shape, the engraving roller permanently presses a special picture or message onto it.

Elongated Coin History

The art of pressing coins dates back 100 years and the earliest known pressed coins are from 1818 Vienna, Austria pressed inside a modified jewelers mill. In 1892-1893, pressed coin souvenirs were introduced into the United States at the World's Colombian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois.

History of the Elongated Coin Die

  • Chemicals are used to imprint an image on a roller (metal die)
  • The image is etched in reverse (i.e., mirror image) so that the picture pressed onto the coin will be correct.
  • Hand skilled artisans utilize delicate dental instruments to carve out the image
  • Depending on the complexity, it usually takes up to two days to engrave a single die
  • The Disneyland Resort has penny, quarter, nickel, and dime coin pressers

Pressed Coin Locations

Be sure to check out some of the latest Pressed Coin collectables around the Resort. The official Disneyland Resort Coin Press collectables sheet is available at Guest Relations in City Hall, Main Street U.S.A., Disneyland.


Main Street U.S.A.

  • The Walt Disney Story,featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (exit lobby)
  • Penny Arcade


  • Adventureland Bazaar

New Orleans Square

  • Pieces of Eight
  • Le Bat en Rouge

Critter Country

  • Pooh’s Corner
  • Splash Mountain exit


  • Pioneer Mercantile
  • Westward Ho Trading Company


  • “it’s a small world” Toy Shop
  • Disney Princess Fantasy Faire area

Mickey’s Toontown

  • Gag Factory - Toontown Five & Dime


  • Little Green Men Store Command

Disney’s California Adventure

Sunshine Plaza

  • Engine Ears Toys
  • Greetings from California

Hollywood Pictures Backlot

  • Off the Page
  • Studio Store
  • Gone Hollywood
  • Tower Hotel Gifts

Paradise Pier

  • Sideshow Shirts
  • Treasures in Paradise

Golden State

  • Fly ‘n’ Buy

Downtown Disney

  • World of Disney

Grand Californian Hotel

  • Acorns Gifts and Goods

Disneyland Hotel

  • Fantasia Gift Shop
  • Goofy’s Kitchen lobby

Paradise Pier Hotel

  • P.C.H. Grill

Updated 07/07/09

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