CA - 1987 - History of Disney Dollars by Charles T. Rodgers. The idea for Disney Dollars came from a silhouette cutter at Disneyland, Harry Brice. Mr. Brice had gone to one of the Disneyana shows and could not believe what people were paying for anything that had a Disney name on it. He wondered why not make something just for the collector that looked like money. The first Disney Dollars were designed by Matt Mew, an illustrator of Creative Services. Printing of the Disney Dollars was done at EPI of Battle Creek, Michigan. The plates were steel engraving by the U.S. Bank Note Company, and the paper was 100% cotton, giving the Notes the look and feel of real money. Disney Dollars have no redemption dates on them, and over one hundred and fifty different issues have been released. They may be used like real money in the Disney parks, including Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, and also in the Disney retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The first Notes were released on May 5, 1987 at Disneyland, in the One and Five Dollar denominations.
This item is a compulation of U.S. Disney Dollar Production file and Production Model Artwork. Original 1987 Disney Dollar and Five Dollar plus 1989 Disney ephemera relationg to 10 Dollar Denomination. 25 pieces total, mostly design margin related choices. Unique ephemera deconsessioned from American Bank Note Archives. From H.R. Harmer Inc. Auction 969, lots# 1790 & 1791 Feb 2007. Where they realized strong competitive bidding from Disney Dollar collectors.