My Pressed Penny Collection!

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  1. Sir Aaron

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    I've become an obsessive pressed penny collector. I'd probably now consider myself a pressed penny expert. I have well over 700 Disney pressed pennies between DLR and WDW. I'm storing them in binders. Here is a sample of my display.

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  3. tinkerbell20

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    I love the cases! Did you make those?
     
  4. Sir Aaron

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    The cases are standard oval shaped 2x2s made for archival of coins. A lot of elongated coin collectors (aka pressed pennies) use the 2x2s or sell them.

    I made the labels, however.
     
  5. LittleSally

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    That looks amazing! I also collect pressed pennies wherever I go and was looking for a good storage / display solution. Yours has definitely inspired me.

    Thank you for that and I hope you can add many more pennies to your collection!
     
  6. Disneygirl03

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    Probably not what you want to do if you are collecting but a friend of mine had all her pennies from one trip and made a bracelet. It's pretty neat. Def something to think about if you have extras.
     
  7. Sir Aaron

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    There are a more Disney pennies then you probably realize so a decent inventory and storage solution is a must if you want to display them.
     
  8. like2workout

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    sir aaron, thanks for sharing how you store yours. great idea. i don't have a huge collection but do enjoy getting a few pressed pennies on most trips, so it starts to build after time. i've bought the pressed penny books from disneyworld, but yours displays them much better.
     
  9. P11876

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    Nicely done...I have always struggled with how to present my collections. Some of them remain buried where neither I or anyone else can see them...others are more out in the open. Having them out is always a conversation starter and people usually want to talk about what they collect or even get interested enough to start their own collection....I love it when that happens.

    I am still trying to figure out how I can present some of my post cards or disney dollars properly...I basically have very little wall space to hang stuff on. But I probably could squeeze in a frame for Disney Dollars someplace.

    Cheers!
     
  10. Ame4

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    Cool! Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. mommyofthreeboys

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    Very awesome! I want to do this! Can you share the labels? :)
     
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    You're an inspiration! that would be so neat! I would love to start up a collection the way you did it. Incredible! love it!
     
  13. FrozenEski

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    What a lovely idea. I love your collection, Sir Aaron.
     
  14. Lisa555

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    Doe anyone know where to get rolls of US quarters in Canada. The bank said they don't have them.
     
  15. FortForever

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    AMAZING!! I absolutely love your display display idea!

    I've always been fascinated by pressed coins. I encouraged my kids to collect the Disney ones when they were young. They were never as impressed as me so I have ended up with all the folders as they grew up.

    I did a couple of them earlier this month for myself and was excited about them, but couldn't think of a way to store them after I outgrew the Disney folders.

    Thinking I just found myself a new hobby. :)
     
  16. PrincessHanasMom

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    Making my first trip to WDW in a few weeks. Are the penny presses 50 cents per penny?
     
  17. Canooknic

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    Apparently you can get them in WDW food courts. We are taking our shiny Canadian pennies and getting the quarters when we arrive (in 12 days!!:cheer2:)
     
  18. FortForever

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    Yes, you need two quarters and the penny that you want to press.

    I have started collecting pre 1982 pennies and cleaned a bunch of them last night. They look brand new. :)
     
  19. Sir Aaron

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    Sorry, I didn't check back here lately. I am certainly willing to share the labels, in fact, they were featured on parkpennies.com. You'll need to install several fonts to make them work, but I can tell you about those too.

    Just send me a PM and I'll be happy to share.
     
  20. Sir Aaron

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    Yes. 50 cents per penny machine. It's more for dimes, nickels, and quarters. There are A LOT of machines at WDW so you may want to pick a park, theme, etc. for your first time out.
     
  21. Sir Aaron

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    You can get quarters no problem at WDW. Most of the resorts have machines. If not, just talk to your hotel customer service. They can get you as many rolls as you need.
     

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