We purchased this 9.25" x 11.25" black wood framed coin set from the Disney Liquidation Sale a year ago. The sale is held the first week of April and again in October of each year in the town of Celebration, FL. Normally at this sale, everything is 70% off.
We had debated about buying this piece because we really don't collect coins, but for $1.75, it was acceptable.
Now, this piece was only offered for a short time before being taken off the market in 2007. Disney was making a few changes that year.
The photo is of Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto watching the nighttime fireworks over all 4 parks. The colors are so much better than in the picture.
Each of the included coins shows the year that each resort park opened.
The first coin is of The Animal Kingdom Resort with the iconic, "Tree of Life". This coin is stamped with the date of opening of 1998.
The second coin is of The Magic Kingdom Resort and has "Cinderella's Castle", which opened in 1971 and also has this date stamped on it.
The third coin is of EPCOT Resort and the famous "Spaceship Earth" - this resort park opened in 1982 and is stamped with that date. The Mickey's Sorcerer's Hand with Wand was also removed in 2007, which was sort of a disappointment to us. Hang onto any EPCOT items with this design.
The last and fourth coin is of Disney's Previously named "MGM Studios" and "The Sorcerer Mickey Hat". This park coin is stamped with the opening date of 1989. Anything with Disney's MGM is from the park's previous name, so I would recommend holding onto that stuff. The new name is now, "Disney's Hollywood Studios".
We don't ever intend to take the coins out so I can't say what the other sides look like.
I have seen these sold on eBay for as much as $19.99. I guess that price is still worth it, if you are a Disneyana fan and considering two of the resort logos have changed. They truly are collector's pieces.
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