PMG Grading Disney Dollars
Posted on 5/21/2013
Disney Dollars are a form of scrip that can be used as real money at California’s Disneyland, Walt Disney World in Florida, Disney Stores nationwide and on Disney Cruise line ships. They were originally created in 1987 in denominations of $1 and $5 and have been printed every year since then except 1992, 2004 and 2010. Later, $10 notes were added along with limited edition $50 notes. They are printed in Battle Creek Michigan by EPI using 100% cotton paper and intaglio steel engraving to give the notes the look and feel of real money.
The first series printed was Series A for release in Disneyland and included the words "May Be Used As Legal Tender Only At Disneyland." Shortly after that the D series was printed and included the words "May Be Used As Legal Tender Only At Disneyland and Walt Disney World." All Disneyland cast members were presented with a 1987 Series A $1 note as a special commemorative before they were released to the public.
The notes are changed annually and feature an important Disney character and often a theme such as Pirates of the Caribbean or a park anniversary. They have series, serial numbers and are signed by Scrooge McDuck as the signing Treasurer. As real money, all the notes have security features to deter counterfeiting.
Disney Dollars must be submitted to the Sarasota office as US notes in any qualifying tier.
Submitters should contact PMG for instructions on GEM or UNC designations on bulk submissions.
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