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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

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For the January Coin of the Month, Peter introduces the El Yunque National Park Quarter.  Learn more about the Coqui tree frog and Puerto Rican parrot featured on the 11th quarter in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  Visit the January Coin of the Month to learn more.

2012 America the Beautiful Lesson Plans!

The brand new 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters®Program lesson plans are ready for you to use in your classroom! The plans integrate National Standards, are designed for grades K through 12, and are available online for free!

Making Cents

The winter issue of Making Cents, the "quarterly" e-newsletter, has arrived!   See what's new this winter and solve the winter puzzle!

National Hobby Month

Celebrate National Hobby Month throughout the month of January with us!  Be sure to invite your "hobbyists" to visit our Games page and try their hand at the Tools of the Trade puzzle.

In this item-recognition activity, young numismatists help Inspector Collector differentiate between the tools of a plumber and those of a coin collector.  The items must be dragged to their appropriate containers—a tool box or a satchel.  The containers provide immediate feedback on whether the match is correct or not.

January 2012

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Teacher Feature

Related to:  January Coin of the Month
Curricular Areas:  Language Arts
Click the title and check it out.

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