Disney Pressed Pennies

If you have visited many blogs, you’ve probably seen the many posts about Disney Pressed Pennies as one of the best valued souveniers.


Most recommend using the M&Ms mini containers as holders for the pennies, This is pre-pressing, though a few will fit inside afterward, they certainly won’t fit as many as they do “un-pressed”.


If you live in a country where you don’t have M&M minis, you might be able to order some from Amazon. I’ll include a link below. You also can buy “bead tubes” at most craft stores. We used stickers and embelishments from the scrapbooking department.




  • I highly recommend printing off the “pocket penny maps” from Mouse for Less.
  • Washed pennies are better, there is a recipe below.
  • There are penny portfolios for your collection that you can find at several stores throughout Disney.
  • Disney recently announced Star Wars pennies at some locations.
  • There are over 500 penny machines.
  • There are also pressed quarter and dime machines.
  • Each penny machine costs 50 cents to press the penny.




Penny Cleaning:

  • Vinegar (or lemon juice) and salt in a glass or plastic bowl – put in about 5 pennies at a time and stir for about 10 seconds. Remove and rinse immediately or it will begin to turn green.
  • Cola sitting for about 4 – 5 hours
  • Ketchup and a toothbrush – scrub, scrub!


How does coin pressing work?

Per pressedcoins.com: A pressed coin is created when a coin is squeezed between two rollers, one of which has an engraving on it’s surface. Approximately, 2500 pounds of pressure is put on the coin as it is flattened.


Happy Hunting!




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