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PHOTOS: Jurassic World VelociCoaster Grand Opening Pressed Penny Available at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The Jurassic World VelociCoaster has hatched lots of new merchandise at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Now one of our favorite collectible items is available. A new pressed penny celebrates the grand opening of the new coaster.

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We found the Jurassic World VelociCoaster Grand Opening pressed penny in a machine located near the restrooms.

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Three different pressed pennies are available.

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The VelociCoaster Grand Opening pressed penny features a velociraptor attacking the coaster’s tracks.

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Two other deigns are available.

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Each pressed penny is $1, regardless of how many you buy. However, credit card users must purchase all three coins.

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Those using cash to purchase a single pressed penny use these buttons to make a selection.

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We were surprised to find that the third coin does not match the artwork featured on the pressed penny machine.

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Thankfully, the Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opening Day pressed penny perfectly matches its artwork.

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The two additional pressed pennies are nicely detailed as well.

Will you be conducting a pressed penny dig at Universal’s Islands of Adventure? Share your plans in the comments.

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TEC President
6 months ago

Congratulations on your find! As the current President of The Elongated Collectors (TEC), hearing of a new machine is always exciting. It looks like you rolled on newer zinc core cents. Rolling on copper cents (pre 1982) will provide an elongated that will last forever. The zinc that shows as gray on rolled coins using newer cents will tarnish black over time and can’t be cleaned. We clean the old cents so they roll shiny! Thanks for sharing your find.