Scouting for Coins!
Happy fall! This month’s newsletter is all about exploring the wonderful world of coins through hands-on, project-based learning. The Mint’s free activities are great for students who love learning by doing. Plus, a lot of our activities can help your scout earn badges relating to coins! Check our our resources below or reach out to email@example.com today.
New Resource: Scouting Guide
Looking for resources about counting money, identifying coins, and other adventures in coins and coin collecting? Check out our new Coin Scout Badges resource, our one-stop-shop guide for everything that your students or scouts need to know about coins. Whether its identifying coins, spending and saving, playing coin games, or caring for a coin collection, we’ve got resources for you!
Coins of the Month: Scouting Commemorative Coins
You get coins in change every day. But did you know that the U.S. Mint also makes coins to collect rather than spend? Some of these coins are called commemoratives. They honor famous people, places, and events by highlighting important parts of American history and culture. Two past commemorative coin programs have honored the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA.
- The Boy Scouts of American Centennial Silver Dollar, issued in 2010, honors the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The reverse (tails) features the Boy Scouts of America emblem and the motto “Be Prepared.” The obverse (heads) features a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and female venture saluting. It also features the inscription, “Continuing the Journey.”
- The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar, issued in 2013, honors the 100th anniversary (centennial) of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The reverse (tails) of the coin features a large trefoil symbol, the official symbol of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The obverse (heads) features three girls who represent the diversity of members of the Girl Scouts. It also features the inscriptions “Courage,” “Confidence,” and “Character,” based on the Girl Scouts’ mission.
Explore the Philadelphia Mint through the comfort of your computer or mobile device with our free online virtual tour.
Learn about the parts of a coin and design your own coin in our free online design studio, Making Change.
Watch how coins are made, learn about robots, and discover coins in outer space in our 20+ free online videos for kids.
We Want to Hear from You!
Are you interested in incorporating coins into your classroom next year, but aren’t sure where to start? Let us help you! The U.S. Mint offers K-12 lesson plans, 11 online educational games, 100+ videos, online quizzes, a free 2019 Coin Coloring Book PDF, and other resources. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request resources that fit your education needs.