How to Share Your Hobby

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 Host a Coin Club page for more ideas.

Start Your Own Coin Club

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.

Work on Scout Badges

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!

Take a Virtual Tour of the United States Mint

Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a United States Mint facility? Watch our virtual tour video below to go inside the Philadelphia Mint!

Take a Class Trip to the United States Mint

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.

Touring a Mint is a fascinating and memorable experience for all ages. Visitors learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins.

If you’re near Denver or Philadelphia, here’s how you can arrange to see the United States Mint facility in that city.