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During the past month, new information and activities have been added to the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site.  To help you learn "What's New for You," we've listed and linked these features below.

Coin of the Month

The 2010 one-cent coin features the union shield, the kind of symbol required by the law passed in 2005.

Used on this coin, the union shield stands for not only the United States as one united country, but also Lincoln's vision for a nation that stays united despite its differences, with liberty and justice for all.

Plinky the Mint Pig gives you more details in this month's Coin of the Month article.

You can find out more about this design and other recent designs on the back of this coin on the One-Cent Coin page..

Presidential $1 Coin
Program Lesson Plans

Download free lesson plans and access resource materials related to the Presidential $1 Coin Program.  The Presidential $1 Coin Program is a great way for students to learn more about the country's history and heritage.


Presidents' Day

How did it come to be that we will celebrate Presidents’ Day on February 15th this year? Have your students read about this special day’s history and find related links on the H.I.P. Pocket Change Presidents' Day page.

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Teacher Feature

Related to:  February Coin of the Month
Curricular Areas:  Social Studies and Language Arts
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