Saturday, August 9, 2008

Besides Banknote - Disney Dollars

Back in 1998, I travelled to Walt Disney World located at Orlando, Florida. At this auspicious occasion that I came across that the Walt Disney World issued its special note in conjunction with its celebration of 25th Anniversary.

Disney Dollar with its cover

In fact it was in May 1987, the Disney Dollars were introduced to its Disney collectors. Disney Dollar could be bought and redeemed for its face value at any Disney property. The original idea was meant to be purchased by the parent for their kids as a gift or to be spent at Disney.

1997 Series of Disney Dollar

Front features Mickey as the Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia

Back Features Cinderella's castle in the background with a "25" inside of Cinderella's pumpkin coach.

Besides banknote issued by central bank, there are other kind of notes that issue by a private company that only could be used within its property territory. Disney dollar is one of example of private notes. Particularly in United States, you can easily find different kind of currency from other theme parks such as Sea World Dollar, Universal Dollar, Wonder Dollar, LegoLand Dollar, Dolly Dollar, Chocolate Dollar and etc.

The scope of collecting banknote is huge. There are collectors whom only collect its own country notes or certain country notes. Others choose to collect commemorative notes, errors notes, notes with fancy number and in this case some choose to have the private notes as their collection.

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