Walt Disney World has started releasing the 2020 coins. The machines with the individual designs in each park and a few resorts are still coming out and I’ll have a big post about all of those once they are available.
However, there were a few separate 2020 coins that were released and I thought I would go ahead and share them with you separately.
First was over at Disney Springs in the Pin Trader store. This location does have quite a few penny machines but those designs have not changed. The new design that I came across was in the Collectible Medallion machine.
This machine seems to have its designs swapped out on a fairly regular schedule. I feel like I was just over here getting a new coin not too long ago.
The cost of these coins is still the same at $5 per coin or 3 for $10. Above is a picture of all the current designs available. The second design from the left is the one we had found just a few weeks ago.
This medallion is pretty similar to the 2019 version it replaced. It has a similar Disney Springs pattern on the front with Mickey Mouse on top obviously now it has 2020. The back design is still the standard Disney Springs logo on all the other medallions here.
Next, we actually headed into the Magic Kingdom. We visited on January 4th and it was a crazy madhouse. Thankfully we weren’t going in too far for these new penny designs and just headed into the Main Street Railroad Station.
Not too long ago this location used to have a 3-design pressed quarter machine, but that was replaced in 2019 with this machine that had 4 designs all dated with 2019. I actually thought this would be one of the last machines swapped out, but sure enough, it was one of the first.
This is still a 4-design hand-crank machine, but it’s one of the recently converted models that cost $1 per design. This machine does accept credit cards or digital payments like ApplePay however, if you use those forms of payment you must get all 4 pennies for $4. If you only want one penny (or less than the full set of 4) you need to use cash.
Above is a picture of the marquee at the top of the machine. I liked the Train logo in the middle from last year and am glad to see it return. It’s just a nice little touch to signify where it is in the park. They should have a machine at each train station and make a fun subset to collect for a penny pressing trip around the Train loop.
The designs here all have 2020 on them with images of Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy.
Well, this was just a quick taste of the new 2020 pressed coins still on the way. I think I have about half of them collected. Hopefully, the rest will be released soon as these are highly popular to collect each year and I know people are anxious to know where they are all located.
Here’s to a fantastic 2020 with lots more pennies to press!