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The History of Mickey Mouse Cone Dollars

Learn about Cone Dollars created between early 1930's - 1933

In the early to mid-1930s, Disney, with the help of merchandising executive Herman “Kay” Kamen, offered an item called Mickey Mouse Cones which were paper bills used in exchange for ice cream. This was at a time when Walt was looking for ways to promote the Disney brand. Several years later bills that resembled dollar bills were produced by Southern Dairies, which was another Disney licensee. They were produced in several versions of red, green, orange, and blue and came in denominations of 1, 5, and 10 cents.

The first "Mickey Mouse Cone Bills" were issued in 1933 by Kay Kamen so ice cream cones could be awarded at the Mickey Mouse Club theatre meetings on Saturday afternoons. Originally, the bills were awarded at the theater Mickey Mouse Club meetings on Saturday afternoons as part of a promotion to give away 1 million ice cream cones. The 4 colors these dollars came in each were more collectible than the prior. When researching these bills, you may run into some items that hold similarities to the Disney Dollars that we know today. Promotion beginning in 1933 that offered a "Mickey Mouse Cones" bill so children could get ice cream at their local Mickey Mouse Clubs, thus promoting Mickey Mouse and Southern Dairies Ice Cream. There exist, what appears to be, red/purple/magenta, blue/green and orange. There were denominations of $ 1 , $ 5 , and $ 10 .

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History of Cone Dollars

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Disney Dollars

Operation M.O.U.S.E.

Mickey Mouse Cones

Early 1930's - 1933

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Recreation Coupon

Tokyo Dollars

International Notes

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All Versions of Cone Dollars

Cone dollars came in Denominations of $1, $5 and a $10 cents.

The Early Years

1933 - 1936 "Cone Dollars"

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The four colors of Mickey Mouse Cone Dollars

1933 Red Cone One Cent

1933 Green Cone One Cent

1933 Orange Cone One Cent

1933 Blue Cone One Cent

Mickey Mouse Blue One Cent

Mickey Mouse Blue Five Cent

Mickey Mouse Blue Ten Cent

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Southern Dairies version of the cone dollars 

Southern Dairies One Cent

Southern Dairies Five Cent

Southern Dairies Ten Cent

All Versions of Cone Dollars

Cone dollars came in Denominations of $1, $5 and a $10 cents.

Below is a list of Disney Dollars sold only in Disneyland

Spingle-Bell-Chicko-K One Cent

Spingle-Bell-Chicko-K Five Cent

Spingle-Bell-Chicko-K Ten Cent

1933 Red Cone One Cent

1933 Green Cone One Cent

1933 Orange Cone One Cent

1933 Blue Cone One Cent

Southern Dairies One Cent

Southern Dairies Five Cent

Southern Dairies Ten Cent

Mickey Mouse Blue One Cent

Mickey Mouse Blue Five Cent

Mickey Mouse Blue Ten Cent

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