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State Quarter Day In The Classroom!
New Hampshire Outline

On August 7, 2000, the United States Mint celebrated the release of the New Hampshire quarter at a ceremony in Concord, NH.  The ceremony, held at the New Hampshire State House, marked the release of the nineth state's quarter to be celebrated as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of New Hampshire's "State Quarter Day" into your classroom.

New Hampshire Quarter Reverse

New Hampshire Quarter

Learn more about the latest quarter and the important site that inspired it.

50 State Quarters Program

50 State Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!

50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans

FREE Lesson Plans!

The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site for use in your classroom!  Check out these exciting plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K–1, 2–3, and 4–6.

State Quarter Day Classroom Activities

Here are some fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of the newest quarter in circulation!

Also, take a trip to Get a Clue About Collecting to Find the Hidden Coins that are a part of the 50 State Quarters Program.

Connected Coins and Medals

Probably one of the most famous names in American sculpture, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, lived and worked in New Hampshire from 1885 until his death in 1907.  Read more about his famous Double Eagle design whose image of Liberty is still used today on American Eagle proof coins.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle Coin Obverse
Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar Obverse

Additionally, New Hampshire sculptor Patricia Verani was the artist behind another beautiful commemorative coin.  Take the time to read about Patricia's Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar design, and then try out the Teacher Feature, Minting A New Mint, with your students!

Our Foreign Friends

Quarter Obverse The coins produced for the 50 State Quarters Program share much in common with the European currency, the euro.  With your students, visit the interactive cartoon, Coins of the World, to see how these two programs are similar (here's a hint: look at the backs of euros from different countries, and then look at their fronts). 1 Euro Obverse

Quarter Games

Puzzle Mint

Here's a challenge for your students!  Put all the pieces of the New Hampshire quarter back together—in three minutes or less!

Cents of Color

Are your students budding artists?  Let them try their hands at painting the New Hampshire quarter.  Paint the "Old Man of the Mountain" a bright, shiny yellow...let your imagination run wild!

Mark My Words

Here's a word search all about quarters and other coins.  Can your students find all the words on each list?

Birth of a Coin

A Coinage Cartoon

Do you want to show your students how quarters and other coins are made?  Check out the Birth of a Coin cartoon, which tells you all about it!

Teachers' Network

Teachers, if we've piqued your interest with the activities above, please sign up for the Teachers' Network.  As a member, you can receive information about all of the new educational resources that become available from the United States Mint!