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Holiday Coins

March 8, 2018 - by Brian Martin December 22, 2017 Around the world each year, people celebrate the holidays with a variety of different gift-giving traditions, several of which involve coins. The practice of putting gifts in a stocking, for example, dates back 1,700...

Can You Make a Penny Float?

September 27, 2017 - Do you know how to make a penny float in water? Use the instructions below to see if you can figure it out! Hint: it’s all about density. Find classroom instructions and the solution to this experiment on the Can...

Lessons That Make Cents

May 8, 2018 - Lessons That Make Cents: May 2018 Honoring Memorial Day Memorial Day began soon after the American Civil War ended as Decoration Day. Decorating graves with flowers and flags was a way for people to say “thank you” for the sacrifice...

Inside the Denver Mint: The Millionaire Calculating Machine

August 22, 2017 - August 22, 2017 If you visit the Denver Mint, you might meet a millionaire. But this millionaire isn’t a person, and it’s not a coin, either. It’s an object you might use every day in school or as an application...

Fort Knox Fun Facts

August 22, 2017 - Have you ever heard the expression “as secure as Fort Knox?” It means something has the highest level of protection. Maybe you already know that Fort Knox is a real place in Kentucky. But did you know the real Fort...

Mint Minute Video

June 27, 2017 - What does the U.S. Mint do? Alexander Hamilton is here to tell you all about it! In short: the Mint makes coins, up to 28 billion in a year. Coins serve many purposes, from making change at a cash register, to the...

United States Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

March 22, 2016 - WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today released its latest educational video, “How Coins Are Made…For Kids!” on the organization’s YouTube channel. The video features a mix of animations and live action footage and makes learning the basics of U.S....

United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

April 5, 2016 - WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced activities on its website in support of National Coin Week April 17-23, 2016. The free, downloadable content is available to educators and youth organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins.  Free lesson...