Penny for Your Thoughts: Making Coin Presses at the Disneyland Resort Electromechanical Shop

Shannon Swanson

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

When I found out there are going to be several new coin presses dedicated to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, I thought it would be fun to explore this charming collectible a bit more. I met up with Rob Johnson who has been making and maintaining coin presses at the Disneyland Resort Electromechanical Shop for 25 years.

For more information on Disneyland Resort coin presses, including machine locations, click here. The keen collector may also want to pick up a collector’s book which can be found at most coin press locations.

Michelle Harker will be sharing more on the new Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration coin press machines soon, so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog.


  • We were at the 24 hour celebration and knew the rides would be very busy so we spent the day searching for and purchasing the 60th Anniversary pennies and quarters. We had a blast and were able to collect them all. Now we’ll have to see if there are any for the true 60th Anniversary in July.

  • Just wondering when they will be posting new information on the machines? It’s getting pretty close to the 60th kickoff and i would like to have some what of an idea of where these new penny press machines will be because i will only be there for a couple of days for the kickoff event.

  • Hi, I’m Addie, in the video, Mr. Johnson said, “Currently we’re having over 40 images that will be available for the 60th celebration. We’re gonna have 14 machines and some of them will be limited to a short period of time.” Is there an exact number as to how many there will be, or is it still about 40? And will there be a map for the 14 machines? Thank you very much 🙂

  • It’s so funny, my mother was sure since there were special pennies for the 50th (yes, I have them all), that there would be this time.

    Will there be a list available online like for the 50th? That was so entirely helpful!

  • Awesome. Will there be a map showing us where they all are?

    • Jodie, Mariah and Addie – Stay tuned! Details on a special guide will be released on the Disney Parks Blog in the coming weeks.

  • I guess Rob Johnson is always PRESSED for time when it comes down to the WIRE. Well, at least he’s got some common CENTS.

  • i love this! cant wait for the 60th ones!! i need to get a new penny book just for those

  • Thank You for this article! I have been a penny press collector for years! My husband collects 1/18 scale vehicles and my hobby is pressed pennies. Soooo excited to hear more about the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration coin press machines!!! Please let us collectors know when they will be available for pressing in the Disneyland Park!!!

    Thanks again

  • This is great news! We have been collecting pressed pennies for a long time and now to get these special editions ones will be a bonus to our collection. can’t wait to get them.

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