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CHECK OUT THE NEWS FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS
JUNE 2016

Colchester Zoo have a new 4 die machine. I am going to hazard aguess that it will be a GEM machine, operated by Scotron/Souvenir Penny. We shall see

   Ben LewisBurch

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IS THIS THE FUTURE?

The PennyMenEurope website has had a makeover. One page that could be of interest is the question of a NEW GENERATION machine.

Could this new machine be one of the new 8-die machines that have been popping up in America.

This machine dispenses 8 coins at the press of a button. The penny is pressed within the machine, but unlike other, current machines, we dont get to see the pennies being crushed.

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Pennymangle have finally sited the 4 die machine at Shrek’s Adventures, London
4 great designs, the machine is in the attraction entrance

MAY 2016

Scotron have changed the design of the Catalyst, Widnes penny, possibly the machine as well.

Ian Hope

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The Pennymangle has been refurbished and returned to the York Dungeons following the floods of 2015.

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The PennyMenEurope machine from StarMugs has been moved to The Traitor's Gate, Tower of London.

APRIL 2016

This is the current machine layout after Ian Hope's visit to the London Science Museum

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The 4 die machine is back on Llandudno Pier. It has a new cabinet, but the designs appear to be the same.

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Souvenir Pennies recently installed a machine at Wakehurst - Kew in West Sussex.Details to follow.

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Unfortunately broken at the moment, there is a 4 die machine at Wicksteed Park in Kettering. More details to follow, as soon as the die wheel is mended.

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There is a new 4 die Pennymangle machine at the Battersea Dogs Home in London. More details to follow, as soon as Ian Hope manages to visit that is.

   Ian Hope

March 2016

I don't know how old the machine is, but there is a 4 die at the Greenwich Observatory in London. The designs have a dotted border, but not as heavy a dot as Souvenir Pennies.

The machine is from Souvenir Pennies. infact there are two machines. One is free to enter, the other is within the exhibit. £10 entry fee.

Andy Tait

   Robin Marshall

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Scotron have replaced the single die machine at Weston Seaquarium with one of their 4 die machines. If you phone them, they will post a set out to you.

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Andy and Robin both report a new GEM machine at the Paisley Museum in Glasgow

February 2016

PennyMenEurope have placed a new striking machine at Dudley Zoo.

January 2016

The machine in Harrods has certainly changed this year. Changed beyond expectation.
There is now 2 new 4 die machines and a Souvenir Coin machine. There are three designs on both penny machines and two coins to collect

      

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We are still awaiting news of new machines in London from Pennymangle, hopefully by the half-term.

Has the year design at Harrods been changed this year?

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Ian Hope visited Ryhl on a wet day and called in at the Seaquarium to find a new 4 die machine from Scotron - Penny Souvenir It took a lot of attempts to get four good rolls though.
But it is a new machine in any case.


Pictures courtesy of Ian Hope

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There are the reports of a machine change or additions on the PennyCollector website

Southern Ireland - Rock of Cashel

I spent many an hour last year searching for such a machine. This could beone of the images. Two are listed.

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Long and Lost....Andy Tait pointed out this penny from Norwich City FC. Not sure if the machine is still there or what machine it was from.

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Robin Marshall has been to Belfast and reports a new The Penny Press machine. It is in the SS Nomadic Experience, which is next door to the Titanic Museum

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The first update of the year, but both machines available for a while, is Kidzania in West London and Raystede Animal Welfare Centre in East Sussex. (This one is a little tempramental)

December 2015

I thought the Dublin machines were going to be the last machines of the year, but ThePennyMen have pulled a new location out. I even believe there are more to come ...?

This machine is in the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, formerly the Olympic Park. It is within the locallity of the Orbit Observation tower.

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Joy of Joys. I have recieved a set of "Pennies" from the PPF machine at Dublin Airport. They are not on pennies or even 5 €cents but on gold coloured blanks. I have altered the colour below as the gold colour doesn't show up that well.
I am really happy to receive them, they have to be the hardest coins to get in the UK and Ireland.

Many thanks Terry for sending them to me.

NOVEMBER 2015

Ian Hope any myself navigated the jungle waters at Chester Zoo, avoiding the Sumatran Tiger and Sunda Gharial Crocodiles, to reach the latest machine placed by ThePennyPress The wooden surround is typical how they are going to be housing the external machines at the zoo from now on.

We were enthusiastically told by the retail team that they expected more new machines next year. Which is the good news, less so is that 4 machines have been removed or re-assigned. The Zoo map is being updated.

We also visited the new machines at FACT and Seacombe Ferry.

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The machine at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol has been moved in to the newly opened Visitor Centre.
    

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What to get a penny collector that has every thing?
Designed by artist Aram Bartholl, the designs are from
FACT, Liverpool

There are only 50 sets available, they are signed on the reverse.
Click the image for a link.

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Welcome news this morning regarding the machine at
Dublin Airport.
It is still there at Gate 406 in Terminal 2.
You are only able to access the machine if you are flying.
It is a 4 die PPF machine operated by PennyPressIreland.
They also operate the machines at
Tayto Park and Croke Park Museum.

All can be found on the Independent page.

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Two new machines to report on site. Both from ThePennyPress

FACT Cinema, and Exhibition complex in Liverpool have a Human Futures Exposition on for the next three months. Entry is free. All designs are on the subject of the Internet.

The newest machine in Chester Zoo as eventually been placed after the building work has come to an end. It is out side the shop on the islands.

OCTOBER 2015

Could just be a typo but the location of Tayto Theme Park has disappeared from the PennyCollector site. Maybe it happened in the shakeup at the start of the year. It was wrongly located in Northern Ireland instead of Rep of Ireland

As a follow up, the machine is still there at TAYTO PARK, in the restaraunt.

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Nearby to the anticipated machine at FACT, Liverpool you can pop across the river for a new Scotron machine at the Seacombe Ferry terminal

    

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Both machines have been changed at the Snozone & INTU shopping centre in Glasgow. We already know the new designs. Both are GEM machines

    

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There is NOW another machine for London visitors. Pennymangle have placed a machine in the STAR WARS Exhibit at Madame Tussauds just in time for the half-term.
There will also be a National Token machine.

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There is intrigue here at Penny Towers. I receieved a set of pennies from Jimmy Corrigan's Amusements in Scarborough. What can anyone tell me about this machine?

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Thanks also to Andrew Tait for these pennies from Ireland.

The Gathering, Cliffs Of Moher

Bunratty Castle, Limerick

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I am so glad I visited the single machine at Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire this Summer as it has been removed.

    

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After a visit to Blackpool Tower (but not to the top, where I really wanted to go - there is a new machine there afterall) We found that the machines have been moved around.
See
HERE for the Blackpool Tower page for the details as we know them.


Number 3 machine, amongst the amusements on the ground floor

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The floor plan has bee updated for the London Science Museum. Here is the LINK

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Breaking News on Saturday about a new machine in the West Midlands courtesy of Matt Lougher.

The two Scotron- Eurolink machines are back a the Coventry Transport Mueseum....Not only this, but there is a brandnew 4 Die MKIV-PPF machine with a difference. This has the built in penny hopper normally found in the GEM machines.



But the designs are smilar to the existing single machines.

SEPTEMBER 2015

There is a new Scotron-Penny Souvenir machine in the Doctor Who Ehibition Cardiff. The designs are very similar to the previous 4 die machines at other venues over the UK.

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ThePennyPress are siting a temporary machine in an exhibition at the FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Cinema/Art Gallery in Liverpool from November 1st and January 31st.

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The Islands machine at Chester Zoo is still waiting to be unveiled to the public.

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This is not what you want to see on a penny visit, both new Pennymangle machines were hidden away in store rooms whilst the Nat Media Museum Health and Safety officer decides what to do.

Apparently a child hurt his arm when he stuck it in the wheel whilst in use. Hopefully not away for too long.
But what does this mean for Penny machines UK wide.
Apparently this is why PennyMen machines have a crank arm mechanism.

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Those eagle-eyed amongst us will have noticed that all machines from ThePennyPress already have a perspex disc as part of the machine handle. They haven't tried a crank handle beacause this also could be a possible risk in the wrong hands.

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The London Dungeon gift shop is having a re-furb and so the machines may not be available

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The details we have for Chester Zoo don't appear to match what is on site. I think this means a visit.
No machine on the new Islands section as yet.

Different pennies to what we have details of.

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It appears that the machine at L'il Ratty Railway - Ravensglass has gone

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In the search of these 4 die electric machines, no news on another in the UK, but there is one at The House of Katmandu in Majorca.
Information from José Vivir on the I Collect Elongated Coins Facebook page.

   

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two more Pennymangle machines are being delivered to MOSI- Manchester on Friday 11th and on the same day two new machines to National Media Museum, Bradford.

AUGUST 2015

Hamerton Zoo Park machines turn out to be the first in the country from Corforma in The Netherlands. See the Collectors Link page

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Breaking News .......The PPF GEM machines have been removed at the MOSI in Manchester in favour of Pennymangles. Just two are on site at the moment, but the promise of 3 more in September.

   

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There are now 4 machines at the Highland Wildlife Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Interestingly the machines are described as 'Go Wild Penny Presses'

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London Science Museum's Seven machines were replaced on Monday by Pennymangle's frame machines.

Trying to look at the pennies on the picture isn't easy, but I'm guessing they may be engraved on the back like the London Eye

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A new listing on PennyCollector at the Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire

Two 3-die machines, unusual in the UK, the first to get a
picture of them wins a prize!!  

If you phone the zoo up they will take payments over the phone and send you the pennies. They are also offering the Souvenir Penny books to hold them in.

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London Science Museum's Seven machines are being removed on Monday 24th. So if you still need the pennies, you had better be quick.

They are being replaced by 7 machines from ... Details on Monday, but you will not be disappointed.

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Finally Scotron have a website to display their machines and other enterprises. Also check out their Facebook page. New machines for Haynes Motor Museum
and Museum of Army Flying
      

You can buy the Haynes via email and the Flying Museum here

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The design of the Scotron single die machine at Landmark, Carrbridge has been changed. Not drastically, but a change is a change.

Thank you Andrew for the better picture.

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Four of the designs from one of GEM machines in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome have materialised in the INTU shopping Centre, Braehead. Glasgow. The designs from the Sno!Zone (now Chillfactore) have also been changed.

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The GEM machine at Satrosphere, Aberdeen has been removed

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The Royal Pavilion and Museum, Brighton has a SouvenirPennies machine outside the gift shop.
   

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Cadbury World in Birmingham has changed the penny design of one of its machines. The Essence penny has gone.
The New 4D Experience at Cadbury World

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Less than a month to the biggest machine switch in a very long while. More details soon.

Whilst we are on the future, Madame Tussauds, London are likely to have a new machine for a new exhibition within the attraction.

There are new National Token machines within
Birmingham Sealife and Edingburgh Dungeons
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I have just seen a posting on PennyCollector for a new machine in Brighton, it is in a souvenir shaop within the Pavilion buildings. No idea of the operator though.

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