HEY KIDS—Now that you've learned all about coin collecting, how can you get your friends collecting with you?
Also, be sure to tell your coin club leader to visit the Hosting a Coin Club section of this site for more ideas.
If this sounds like an idea that's perfect for you, invite your friends to join your fun new club where only kids are allowed! You could take turns with your friends running meetings or leading discussions. Or, you can work with each other to research and discuss different kinds of coins and make coin exhibits. Ask your parents/guardians to escort your club to local coin shows where you can display your coin exhibits, meet other collectors, and purchase coins for your collection.
If you are a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, you could always suggest that your troop works on completing the merit badge that relates to collecting! You'll have lots of fun learning and sharing with your friends, plus a badge and a great start of a collection to show for your hard work! Visit the "Scouts' Corner" to learn more about badge requirements.
Do you live near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Denver, Colorado? Consider asking your teacher if your class could take a field trip to tour one of these United States Mint facilities. You'll be able to see the machines that make the coins you carry! Visit "The Real Tour of the Mint" to learn how to arrange for a tour.
Have you ever thought of holding a coin party to celebrate your birthday or just to share your hobby? Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Make copies of the Coin Card templates onto heavy paper. Cut out around the templates and fold them in half. On the inside of the card write:
It's a cent-sational time to celebrate!