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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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obverse: Quarterreverse: Quarter

Coin Information

Obverse Design George Washington George Washington
Obverse Designer John Flannagan John Flannagan and
William Cousins
Reverse Design Eagle Varies by state
Reverse Designer John Flannagan Varies by state
Date of First Issue 1932 1999
Weight 5.60 g 5.60 g
Diameter O.955 in. or 24.26 mm O.955 in. or 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm 1.75 mm

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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!

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.
Color in a quarter, any way you like!
See how fast you can put together these scrambled quarters when you play this fast-paced game!
Help Bill the Mint Buffalo by earning quarters to fund his trip across the USA.
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!
Check out how pennies and other coins are minted!
Camp Coin
Help Inspector Collector crack this coin case!
Can you figure out where Plinky found these coins?
Help Inspector Collector sort his quarters.
Solve this case and you get to break the bank—literally!
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!

Lesson Plans

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