Just as short walk from Disneyland over in California Adventure there is a new set of pressed quarters that just appeared on stage. New quarter designs are always fun and a little unique since they aren’t too common, plus I like the added size for extra design space. This new set can be found over at the Gone Hollywood Gifts store. Now before I show you the coins, as I mentioned above this is a new Star Wars set which is fantastic, but another cool new feature is the machine cabinet has a digital screen. I will admit I have not been able to see this in person yet, but was able to find a video that you can see here. This video is courtesy of Anastasia Sousa from the Facebook group “Souvenir Penny (Elongated Coin)”, be sure to join if you haven’t already.
As you could see from the above video there are three coin designs. The full set includes images of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and C-3PO & R2-D2.
There is also a backstamp on each of these coins with the classic Star Wars logo. I’m definitely into all these new Star Wars designs we are seeing, but hope they start to expand the characters available at these machines. That universe is huge and there are a lot of other characters they could be putting onto these coins. Some are obviously a little more unfamiliar to the casual fan, but I still think it would be great to have a Boba Fett or AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport – Look it up you’ll know it as soon as you see it) design on a pressed penny or quarter. Keep ’em coming Disney I’ve got room for many more.
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