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The History of Disney Dollars

Learn about the traditional Disney Dollars created between 1987 - 2014

Disney Dollars were first issued in 1987 from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland California. Disney Dollars were legal tender issued by the Walt Disney Company, which were accepted in Walt Disney World, Disneyland California, Disney Stores, Disney Cruise ships and in parts of Castaway Cay. They are a currency that can be used at Disney resorts and shops still today. 

Launched as an official currency with a U.S. dollar equivalent, they were discontinued in 2016 and are no longer available for purchase. They were made in denominations of $1, $5, $10 and $50 and remain quite collectible. Featured over the years were various Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Simba and Goofy. Since Disney Dollars could be used across Disney property, they actually had numerous anti-counterfeiting measures built-in to the design. They were printed on 100% cotton paper and Scrooge McDuck was the signing treasurer.

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History of Disney Dollars

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Early 1930's - 1933

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International Notes

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What are Disney Dollars and are they collectible?

Disney Dollars are a form of corporate Scrip, a substitute for legal tender, previously sold by The Walt Disney Company and redeemable for goods or services at many Disney facilities.  These Dollar Bills may also be conversationally referred to as Notes.  Disney stopped distributing and printing the currency on May 14, 2016, but guests may continue to use previously purchased Disney Dollars at Walt Disney World Resorts, the Disneyland Resorts, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney’s Castaway Cay, and select Disney Store locations in the United States.

Disney Dollars fall under the category of Disneyana.  Disneyana is the term used to describe collectible items produced or licensed by the Walt Disney Company.  As with any collectible item, supply and demand dictate the value.  As production has ended, the supply of Disney Dollars is limited and declining.  As long as there is demand for Disneyana, it is safe to assume the value will continue to climb for Disney Dollars. Below is the complete list of Disney Dollars produced over the years. Some of the rarer items are highlighted in red.

Disney Dollars

1987 - 2014

Disney Dollars that were offered as a cash equivalent in the Parks and Stores were started and printed in 1987. The first year that these notes were printed you would see Mickey and Goofy make there first appearance.

After a short break in making the bills, Disney came out with one of their biggest years starting in 2005 and expanded the Dollar line significantly.

List of All Disney Dollars 1987 - 2003

These Disney dollars came in Denominations of $1, $5 and a $10 dollar bill.

Below is a list of Disney Dollars sold only in Disneyland

1987 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)    
1987 - $1.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) Riverboat (Back)    
1994 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)         
1994 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)         
1994 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)         
1995 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)         

Below is a list of Disney Dollars sold in Disneyland and Disney World.

1988 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Main Street (Back)         
1988 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)           
1989 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)            
1989 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)          
1990 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)            
1990 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)         
1990 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)           
1991 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)  
1991 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)      
1991 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)            
1993 - $1.00 Mickey 65th (Front) Mickey in Car (Back)           
1993 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)          
1993 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)  

1995 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front)  View from Disney World (Back)    
1995  - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)       
1996 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)       
1996 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)        
1996 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Small World (Back)     
1997 - $1.00 Sorcerer Mickey (Front) Remember the Magic (Back)       
1997 - $5.00  Formal Goofy (Front) Remember the Magic (Back)        
1997 - $10.00 Simba (Front) Remember the Magic (Back)      

1998 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)          
1998- $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)          
1998 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)          
1999 - $1.00 Waving Mickey (Front) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Back)          
1999 - $5.00 Closed-Eyed Goofy (Front) View from Disney World (Back)        
1999 - $10.00 Smiling Minnie (Front) Disneyland Views (Back)          
2000 - $1.00 Millennium Mickey (Front) Disney World (Back)       
2000 - $5.00 Millennium Goofy (Front) Disneyland (Back)         
2000 - $10.00 Millennium Donald (Front) Disneyland Paris (Back)          
2001 - $1.00 Sorcerer Mickey (Front) Disneyland Park (Back)          
2001 - $5.00 Backpack Mickey (Front) California Adventure (Back)          
2001 - $10.00 Vacation M&M (Front) Disneyland Resort (Back)         
2002 - $1.00 Steamboat Willie (Front) Disney Characters (Back)          
2002 - $5.00 Snow White (Front) Disney Characters (Back)          
2002 - $10.00 Tinkerbell (Front) Disney Characters (Back)      

2003 - $1.00 Mickey 2000 Outfit (Front) Disneyland Resort (Back)        
2003 - $5.00  Goofy 2000 Outfit (Front) Disney World Resort (Back)      
2003 - $10.00 Donald 2000 Outfit (Front) Disneyland Paris Resort (Back)          

List of All Disney Dollars 2005 - 2014

These Disney dollars came in Denominations of $1, $5, $10 and a $50 dollar bill.

Below is a list of Disney Dollars sold in Disneyland, Disney World and The Disney Store.

2005 - $1.00 Chicken Little (Front) with Oakey Oaks (Back)
2005 - $1.00  Dumbo (Front) with Disneyland Resort (Back); Also a Resort Bar Code version

2005 - $1.00 Cinderella (Front) with the Disneyland Resort (Back)

2005 - $5.00 Donald Duck (Front) with the Disneyland Resort (Back); Also a Bar Code version

2005 - $5.00 Goofy (Front) with the Disneyland Resort (Back)

2005 - $10.00 Stitch (Front) with the Disneyland Resort (Back); Also a Bar Code version 

2005 - $10.00 Minnie (Front) with the Disneyland Resort (Back)

2007 - $1.00 Ariel (Front) with Castle (Back)      
2007 - $5.00 Aurora (Front) with Castle (Back)    
2007 - $10.00 Cinderella(Front) with Castle (Back)    
2008 - $1.00 Pie-Eye Mickey (Front) with Mickey Evolving (Back) 
2008 - $5.00 Bandleader Mickey (Front) with Mickey Evolving (Back)
2008 - $10.00 Bobble Head Mickey (Front) with Mickey Evolving (Back)        
2009 - $1.00 Mickey and Pluto (Front) with Much Worth Celebrating (Back)     
2009 - $5.00 Daisy and Minnie (Front) with Much Worth Celebrating (Back)  
2009 - $10.00 Celebration Party (Front) with Much Worth Celebrating (Back)     

Below is a list of Disney Dollars sold only in Disneyland
2005 - $50.00 Mickey Boyer (Front) with the Disneyland Resort (Back); Also a framed version 

2005 - $50.00 Mickey (Front) and the Disneyland Resort (Back)

Below is a list of Disney Dollars sold in Disneyland and Disney World.

2007 - $1.00  Pirate Skull Fire (Front) Flying Dutchman (Back)      
2007 - $1.00  Pirate Skull Swords (Front) Black Pearl  (Back)                         
2007 - $1.00  Pirate Skull Bones (Front) Empress (Back)           

2011 - $1.00 Pirate Skull Swords (Front) Queen Anne's Revenge (Back)      
2013 - $1.00 Captain Hook (Front) Peter Pan & Wendy (Back)                 
2013 - $1.00 Maleficent Dragon (Front) Prince Phillip & Aurora (Back)                 
2013 - $1.00 Ursula (Front) Prince Eric & Ariel (Back)            
2013 - $1.00 Cruella (Front) Pongo & Perdita (Back)                
2014 - $1.00 Splash Mountain (Front) Mickey in Splash Mountain (Back)     
2014 - $5.00  Thunder Mountain Railroad  (Front) Mickey in Thunder Mountain (Back)   
2014 - $10.00  Space Mountain (Front) Mickey in Space Mountain (Back)       

Unfortunately with the passing of time and society switching to cashless transactions we were sorry to see the dollars be discontinued in 2014. For a itemized list and pricing check out our price guide.

Many people when starting a collection look for the first-year that items were produced, for Disney Dollars it was 1987. Earlier versions and proofs may increase due to their age and scarcity.  Dollars with characters that are more popular such as Mickey and Minnie or rarer items such as Simba who was produced for a limited time and certain Goofy dollars for example also sell for a premium. Dollars with low serial numbers and in near mint condition tend to hold more value as well.

Highly Collectible Dollars and Versions

1987 Waving Mickey - A Series or Proofs

1987 Closed-Eyed Goofy - A Series

1989 Closed-Eyed Goofy - A, D Series

1996 Smiling Minnie - D Series

1997 Simba - D Series

1997 Formal Goofy - D Series

1989 Closed-Eyed Goofy - D Series

1999 Smiling Minnie - D Series

2000 Millennium Goofy - D Series

2001 Backpack Mickey - A Series

2005 Mickey and the Mickey Boyer 

2002 Steamboat Willie -Proof 

2002 Snow White - D Series           
2002 Tinkerbell - A Series

2003 Donald 2000 Outfit - D Series

2013 Cruella error note - A Series

Please Note: There are many highly collectable Disney Dollars and the demand is always changing but listed above and to the left are some of the more difficult and collectable notes we have come across. 

Anatomy of Disney Dollar

1987 - 2014

Rarity, collectability and eye appeal will all affect the price and having a Disney Dollar graded by a reputable company will appeal to more collectors.  As we look at the different denominations over the years the larger bills typically will have a higher value associated with them. Now what you will find is that bills of the same year may be going for drastically different prices due to the serial numbers associated with them.

All Disney Dollars, except Proofs, have unique serial numbers and are linked with a series. Understanding the serial numbers can be a bit confusing but mostly comes down to the first letter of the serial number in most cases. If it begins with the letter A, B or E it was issued in Disneyland California. If the initial letter is a D or F, then it came from Disney World in Florida and the final category were the bills sold in the Disney stores which started with the letter T. You may also see some serial numbers that start with a letter and end with a letter. This is common for most years but within a few years bills may only reflect the letter at the beginning of the serial number. Matching sets and different denominations with the same serial number in the same set increase the value. 

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