Collectible of the Day 245 - Star Tours Pressed Pennies

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by darthskellington, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    Here is a set of brand new Star Tours pressed pennies from DisneyWorld in Florida, that debuted this year. The three coins feature Minnie as Leia, Goofy as Darth Vader, and Mickey as Luke. They are copyright Disney at the top of the coin, and have no marking on the reverse. These are quite plentiful on eBay right now, and if you shop around, you are certain to find a good price.


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    Pressed, or elongated, pennies have been a popular collectible for over 100 years. They can be found at tourist destinations and attractions across the globe. Disney pennies have been popular collectibles for decades. To date, Disney has only produced two other Star Wars themed pennies. This includes a Tommorowland coin, featuring Mickey and a Starspeeder, that was available at various times up until around 2002 at Disneyland. The other coin was released in 2005 as part of their 50th Anniversary Magical Milestones series. It represents 1987, the year Star Tours was opened, and features a Starspeeder and the Death Star. The back features a Magical Milesstones logo.

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    There are two other series of Star Wars pressed pennies out there, including a set of 4 fan made coins with a vintage feel to them featuring the droids, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and some ANH creatures. A second series of 12 fan made coins are available and feature characters from the entire saga, including Darth Maul and Queen Amidala from Episode I. These 12 coins can commonly be found as pressed dimes, nickels, and quarters as well, and are easily found on eBay right now. The series of 12 all bear the marking MK on them.

    For fans of Lucasfilm properties, there are several Indiana Jones coins as well, from the various Disney attractions.
     

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