This past fall, a pressed coin machine was installed at Disney Cruise Line’s terminal at Port Canaveral. There are a total of six designs to collect, including one for each ship and one featuring Castaway Cay. The last design is a general DCL design featuring Captain Mickey and a cruise ship.
The coin press machine consists of two separate coin presses, each with three unique designs. The set on the right features the classic ships the Magic and Wonder along with a Castaway Cay penny.
The set on the left includes the Dream class ships with the general Disney Cruise Line penny design with Captain Mickey.
Each pressed penny costs fifty-one cents. The machine includes a built-in change machine to get quarters, but you will need to bring your own pennies.
If you are planning ahead, bring at least 16 quarters and 8 pennies to aquire a complete set of six pressed coins. I would suggest looking for pennies that were minted prior to 1982. Newer pennies are copper plated zinc which as you can see the zinc becomes visible once pressed.
My math above is not wrong, the calculation if for 8 pressed pennies as I am building in an insurance policy for two more pressed pennies in the event there is an error during the press which as you can see below can happen. If all goes well, which it did for us, you can get two more coins to give to your friends when you get home.
For a grand total of $3.06 you can get the complete set of Disney Cruise Line pressed pennies. I think this is one of the best and most affordable keepsakes you can purchase to commemorate your Disney Cruise. Plus, it is fun to watch & do!