Most Valuable Disney Pins
Are you a Disney fanatic? If not, you probably know someone who is. This is why Walt Disney was such a genius. He managed to create a world that's just as magical (and addictive) to adults as it is to children. Today, Disney trading pins have become one of everyone's favorite souvenirs in that world.
Kids and grownups alike swap pins, and if you save them for a few years, those Disney pin collections can be worth some money. While most of the Disney pins on eBay are just a few bucks, the rarest pins might make you rich.
These are the most valuable Disney pins.
20. Super Jumbo Maleficent Dragon Gate Pin
Pin Value: $995
Bottom line: This limited edition Super Jumbo Maleficent Dragon Gate pin is ultra-rare. It was released in 2015 as part of the ACME Studio Art Archives Series, and only 100 of them were ever made. Of all the Disney trading pins, this one is one of the most valuable villain pins.
The pin was only available for a short time at Hong Kong Disney and highlights Maleficent in her dragon form releasing an intimidating stream of fire. It was originally worth just $125. Now, expect its current price tag to continue to rise due to its rarity.
19. Dream Jeweled Mickey Mouse Pin
Pin Value: $1,295
Bottom line: This Mickey pin is deceptive. Because get this. The original pin was worth $1,295, and there were only three released. Three.
In terms of rarity, the Dream Jeweled Mickey is one of the rarest Disney pins ever made and a collector’s dream item. It's packed full of special features that add to the pin's value. Each of the three pins has 130 precious gems including garnets, black sapphires and real diamonds.
Unsurprisingly, none of these pins have ever been listed for sale online. If that ever happens, though, they'll be much more expensive than they were originally sold for.
18. Sleeping Beauty Elisabete Gomes Pin
Pin Value: $3,499
Bottom line: Produced by Disney Auctions, this Aurora pin was released in 2005. Designed by artist Elisabete Gomes, only 100 were ever made. It started out at only $45 on its own or $200 in a set of six pins, but now it's worth thousands.
If you have one of these in your collection, check the back to make sure it's authentic. The back of this beautiful pin has gavel on it and a hologram, with two pin posts.
If you have it, congratulations.
17. Disney Fantasy Pins Jafar 'Hollar' Jekyll and Hyde Pin
Pin Value: $3,500
Bottom line: Hollar Fantasy Pins offers an exclusive club called Club Elite 30. In 2018, members of the club had a chance to buy this jumbo Aladdin pin. Those who did are lucky.
The Jekyll-and-Hyde-themed pin features Jafar in his "good" form, with his evil, snake-like form lurking in the background. The pin is decorated with tiny red gems, and the background glows eerily in the dark.
Now, it's one of the most rare Disney trading pins you can buy.
16. Maleficent Profile Pin Villain Sleeping Beauty
Pin Value: $3,500
Bottom line: It's funny how an item can start out cheap and become ridiculously valuable in just a few years. Hailing from the 40 pin series, 250 of these Maleficent pins were released in October 2016 by Walt Disney Imagineering. The series included eight different villains, and Maleficent might be the best of them all.
The 2.5-inch pin features a profile image of Disney's most wicked villainess on a background of green, glittering flames. In just five years, the prices of these Disney pins on eBay have soared from less than $20 to over $3,000.
15. Lion King 'Hollar' Ultimate Grail Pin
Pin Value: $3,500
Bottom line: As far as rare Disney pins on eBay go, this Lion King pin might exude the most sass.
It was released in 2019 to members of the exclusive Club Elite 30. Made by Hollar Fantasy Pins, the super jumbo pin features the villainous lion Scar making all of his dastardly facial expressions.
If you love to hate him, this pin might be one for your collection.
14. Disney Mickey Private Ear Sheriff Badge Pin
Pin Value: $3,825
Bottom line: Aspiring police officers will love this one. Resembling a real police badge, this collectible, brushed gold Disney trading pin was released in 2002 at the Disneyana Convention.
It reads "M. Mouse Private Ear," so we all know who it belongs to. There are other, newer versions available for much less money.
But they're not nearly as cool looking.
13. Chip and Dale Disney Pin
Pin Value: $4,000
Bottom line: Limited edition Disney holiday pins come and go, but this is one of the cutest sets ever released.
The rare Chip and Dale pin was a limited edition in the Christmas Holiday Decor Series, and it's hard to find. Only 250 were sold back in 2007, and it's doesn't go up for sale often.
One is available on eBay for an astronomical sum of $4,000.
12. Ariel Carousel Pin
Pin Value: $4,000
Bottom line: This 2003 pin might seem similar to the more recent 2018 Ariel Carousel collection run, but the 2003 version of the pin costs thousands more dollars.
It was produced exclusively for Disney Auctions, a now-defunct entity, for a limited 100 copy run. A quick Google search proves that it’s difficult to find online, and therefore, even more coveted by collectors.
Like the 2018 pin, it features Ariel riding a seahorse, although it’s purple and pink rather than yellow.
11. Alice in Wonderland Disney Princess Heroines Pin
Pin Value: $4,000
Bottom line: Part of the Heroines Profile Pin Series made at Mickey's of Glendale, this Alice in Wonderland pin was part of a release of only 250 pins.
The limited-edition Disney pin is one of the rarest Disney pins on eBay, with a price tag to match.
10. Disneyland Windows of Evil Pin
Pin Value: $4,500
Bottom line: Only 2,000 of these spooky, rare Disney pins were made. After coming out in 2019 at a starting price of $16.99, this became one of the most sought-after pins on eBay.
It was somewhat of a gimmick for "The Lion King," featuring glass, glitter and Scar's, ahem, charming personality.
It came 11th in a series of villain-themed pins released on a monthly basis.
9. Disney Sorcerer Mickey Pin
Pin Value: $4,999
Bottom line: Some Disney trading pins are tough to acquire without visiting Disneyland in person.
This Sorcerer Mickey Pin was released by Trader's Delight in 2007, but you couldn't just buy it. The pin came along with ice cream sundaes purchased at the Disney Soda Fountain in Hollywood.
Who knew an ice cream sundae could end up worth so much?
8. Disney Auction Aladdin Genie Pin
Pin Value: $4,999
Bottom line: "I'm losing to a rug" was one of Genie's best lines in Disney's "Aladdin," so Disney Auctions put it on a pin.
On this particular edition, Genie is seen impersonating Rodney Dangerfield, a famous American comedian whose career took off in the 1980s. Decked out in a pink and blue tie, Genie plays chess with the magic carpet, and loses. Poor guy.
You'd think a genie would have more luck. But Dangerfield always got no respect.
7. 50 Year Service Award Pin
Pin Value: $4,999
Bottom line: The 50 Year Service Award is as exclusive as Disney trading pins get. At no point could Disney Park visitors go buy one at the Disney store. This rare, collectible Disney pin is only ever given to Disney cast members who work at the park for 50 years straight. It's occasionally up for sale online, but not very often. Just think how rarely someone works for a company for that long.
The Disney 50 Year Service Award pin features "Steamboat Willie," the movie that popularized Mickey Mouse and kick-started Walt Disney's animation legacy. To show cast members just how much they're valued, the pin is decorated with a real diamond.
How many karats do you think it is?
6. Disney Auctions Belle Princess Carousel Horse Pin
Pin Value: $5,000
Bottom line: In 2003, this jumbo Princess Belle pin was produced by Disney Auctions as part of an exclusive set of six princess pins. Only 75 sets were made, plus 25 individual pins of Princess Ariel.
Each pin features a princess on a carousel horse. Lucky for Belle, she already has one. On this rare Disney pin, she's pictured riding Phillippe, her loyal horse from the movie.
The pin was originally only $65. That's still a lot for a pin, but nothing compared to what it's worth now.
5. Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay Mickey Mouse Pin
Pin Value: $5,400
Bottom line: This rare Disney pin was an open edition, meaning it wasn't a limited release. Even so, the Disney Castaway Cay Mickey Mouse pin is worth a hefty sum.
Originally released in the fall of 2011, this pin is one of several Castaway Cay pins produced. It's hard to find, which is why it's now one of the most valuable Disney pins on eBay.
4. Disney Fantasy Pins Oogie Boogie 'Hollar' Jekyll and Hyde Pin
Pin Value: $6,000
Bottom line: As you probably already know by now, rarity is a large part of what gives Disney pins value. This Disney Fantasy pin is about as rare as it gets.
In 2016, the pin was made exclusively for 12 backers from Club Elite 30 who helped select the design. It was part of the Jekyll and Hyde Series, in which a "good" and an "evil" side of a select number of Disney villains are featured. No copies have been made since.
The ultra-unique pin features one of the villains from Disney's "Nightmare Before Christmas," and it has some special features to boot. It's jumbo in size, decorated with light green gems around the frame, and even better?
It glows in the dark.
3. Disney Girls Rapunzel Chaser Pin
Pin Value: $7,999.99
Bottom line: Released in 2010, this limited edition Disney pin started out at just $19.95 for a pack of two. It was one of 11 pins in a set of Disney princess "chaser" pins.
This one in particular is considered difficult to find. It features Rapunzel from "Tangled" in her favorite purple dress adorned with three glittering jewels at the bottom.
The price varies depending on condition, but this is the highest-selling price we found.
2. The Disney Gallery Logo Pin
Pin Value: $9,999
Bottom line: This light blue Disney trading pin accented in gold was made with 1,200 copies when it first came out. It's modeled after a sign outside the Disney Gallery, a place many Disneyland fans know and love.
It has one pin post on the back and is just over an inch tall. We love the classic look, but we're not sure it's worth the price of a used car.
1. Disney 2015 Giant Tree Animal Kingdom Pin
Pin Value: $10,000
Bottom line: An exclusive design from 2015, this jumbo pin features six of the most popular Disney characters, including some of the newer characters like Nemo and Dug. There are other similar rare Disney pins available from other years that feature other characters on a tree, like this one from 2020.
The price on this particular pin, however, is dubious. It was made as part of a limited-edition release by Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom with only 500 ever sold, but that's not quite rare enough to justify such a steep price tag.
Of all the Disney pins on eBay, this is the pin with the highest price for a single pin. It's unclear whether the seller will have any luck, but the pin is considered quite valuable either way.
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