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United States Mint Launches New Educational Games

September 21, 2018 - WASHINGTON – The United States Mint proudly announces the release of its newest educational game: Counting with Coins. This game teaches basic math concepts and coin identification for grades K-2 in a fun grocery store setting. Counting with Coins is...

Independence Day

August 15, 2018 - Why the 4th of July? July 4, 1776 is known as the United States of America’s birthday. But there’s more to this holiday than flags, fireworks, and picnics. It was on July 4, 1776, that the Continental Congress approved a written...

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

September 6, 2018 - Lessons That Make Cents: September 2018 Back to School It’s Back to School season! Did you know the Mint offers free, complete lesson plans for grades K-12? Use coins as a jumping-off point to teach science, social studies, math, and...

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...