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Return to Monticello Nickel

There are so many fun ways to introduce your students to American coins!  Below you will find a collection of educational resources to help get your students started.  To add additional lesson ideas to this site, please sign up to participate in the Teachers' Network.  And don't forget to visit the Circulating Coins section to find out more about all of the current circulating coins from the United States Mint!

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Coin Information

Obverse Design Jefferson, 1800
Obverse Designer Jamie Franki
Reverse Design Monticello
Reverse Designer Felix Schlag
Date of First Issue 2006
Weight 5.000 g
Diameter 0.835 in or 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm

Want to learn more?  Here's how!

Just For Fun!

Just For Fun!

Kids love coins!  Watch your students explore some of the fun activities below and watch them gain an appreciation for coins and coin collecting!

Games
Create a greeting card by using your virtual allowance to "buy" designs.
Can you find the matching coins?  Test your memory!
Learn how the Lincoln cent and other coins are designed—and create your own!
Learn more about circulating coins in this crossword puzzle game.
Cartoons
Follow a coin's creation from its initial design to its place in your pocket.  You've never see coins come to life like this!
CoinNews
Check out how pennies and other coins are minted!
Camp Coin
Help Inspector Collector crack this coin case!
There are lots of fun things to do with coins, including:
Teachers' Corner

Teachers' Corner

This section is just for you!  Click on each of the sections below to find an inventory of educational resources from the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site related to the quarter.  These lesson plans activities will be a hit with your students and are ready to be used in your classroom today!

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