I’ve used this blog to post about all different types of places my family has visited and covered things like Walt Disney World, Zoos, Aquariums, Roadside Attractions, how to store your collection, how to prepare for an upcoming penny pressing trip, and so many other topics. But of all the things I’ve posted the one that gets the most interest is the one I made back in 2015 about Pennies Machines on TV. It received so much attention that once we started our Youtube channel I converted that post into a video and updated it with a few new shows. Want to see that video click here to check it out.
Now it’s been about 5 years and I’ve kept a list on my computer of new machines that show up or that friends have shared with me. I figured it was about time to write up a Part 2.
CSI Miami (CBS) Season 8 Episode 20 – Backfire:
Originally aired: April 19, 2010
In this episode, there is a house fire that the CSI team must investigate to see how it was started and of course who started it. At one point they find that a fuse in the electrical box was “jumped” with a copper penny.
One of the team recognizes it as “one of those novelty pennies” and the pressed image gives them a clue as to who may be their suspect.
American Dad (FOX) Season 13 Episode 19 – Garfield and Friends:
Originally aired: June 6, 2016
The main character Stan brings President Garfield back to life to help teach his daughter Haley about History. At one point during the episode, they a U.S. Mint and Stan spots a Penny Press.
Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix) Season 3 Episode 10 – Karen:
Originally aired: October 19, 2018
One of the characters in the show Karen is being hunted by the villain of the show Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) and in an attempt to hide she goes to Fagan Corners Vermont (a fictional town). This is where she lived with her Father and Brother helping to take care of their family restaurant called Penny’s Place.
As she walked into the restaurant you can see a Penny Press in the background with an out of order sign on it. Before I realized this was a fictional town I started looking up online where this restaurant was so I could try and book a trip to visit. But unfortunately, the town, restaurant and apparently this penny machine are all fictional.
The Bachelor (ABC) Season 24 Episode 9 – Week 9: Overnight Dates (Australia):
Originally aired: February 24, 2020
** Thanks to Justin for spotting this one and sharing it with me!
This episode has the Bachelor Peter heading to Australia where with one of his suitors they head up to the 77th floor of the SkyPoint Q1 Tower. As they exit the elevator you can spot a coin press in the background.
I tried a few times to zoom in on the machine to confirm the designs but the quality of the video I have just didn’t allow for it. I checked on my usual resource pennycollector.com and the above were the images they had listed for this location.
Well, that’s it for this Part 2 of Penny Machines on TV. As always make sure to keep your eyes open for any other penny machines and be sure to leave me a comment below so I can start a new list for Part 3. Happy collecting!