There are a lot of unique pressed coin sets released by Disney over the years. Some are easier to located by just checking on eBay or a yard sale, but some others are much harder to find. One of these sets I’ve been working on for quite a few years. I wrote about it previously here if you want to get some additional back story.
The 100 Years of Magic pressed quarter set is something I work on periodically. Some times at night I go through eBay, or other coin selling communities just to see what’s out there. But I don’t spend too much time on it as these coins don’t show up too often. This all changed when I received an email one day, and almost seemed too good to be true. This friendly stranger let me know he had come across a set of the 100 Years of Magic pressed quarters he had acquired when he was younger. He didn’t have much need for them now but came across my initial post and thought I may be interested in them. We traded numerous emails and he sent some pictures and he was right this was something I just couldn’t pass up.
Now it’s time to take a look as this wonderful additions to my collection with some really great designs.
I tried to separate these out in to smaller related groups. The above includes designs from the Magic Kingdom: Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey on Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
Next is over at Epcot. These designs include Test Track, Body Wars, Living Seas, Innoventions, Imagination Institute, and Honey I Shrunk the Audience.
This set was found over at MGM Studios (before Hollywood Studios). The images in this group were of the Sorcerer’s Hat, Director Mickey, Tower of Terror, Fantasmic, Rockin’ Roller Coaster, and Beauty & the Beast.
Last but not least was Animal Kingdom. These had designs of It’s Tough to be a Bug, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Dinoland, Camp Minnie & Mickey, Festival of the Lion King, and Asia.
The icing on the cake was these coins had all been stored in this special release booklet created just for this Disney celebration. Unfortunately the set is still incomplete, but the addition of these 25 quarters helped fill in quite a few missing pieces. This was really a lucky find. Keep your on the lookout as you just never know when you may come across your needle in a haystack.