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Independence Day

June 21, 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...

Memorial Day

May 31, 2018 - Why 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 of service members who had died...

National Coin Week 2018

May 31, 2018 - History in Your Pocket Have you ever looked at the coins in your pocket and wondered where they’ve been? Coins can tell us many things, not only about their previous owners, but also about the time and place where they...

Women’s History Month

May 31, 2018 - Why Women’s History Month? Throughout history, women have made major contributions to society, but their work was not always recognized and rewarded in the same way as the contributions of men. Women’s history was not a well-studied field before the...

Presidents’ Day

May 31, 2018 - Why Presidents’ Day? The history of Presidents’ Day can be traced back to the late 1700s. People began celebrating George Washington’s Birthday (February 22) while he was still president. About a hundred years later, his birthday became a federal holiday....

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...

Inside the Denver Mint: The First Coining Press

September 19, 2017 - September 19, 2017 Inside the Denver Mint, there are many artifacts from the United States Mint’s 225-year history. One of the things you might find is a replica of the first coining press from 1792. For the first 40 years...

Lessons That Make Cents

July 19, 2018 - Lessons That Make Cents: July 2018 Happy Independence Day! July 4th is America’s birthday! Celebrate the United States all year long with these activities, games, and lesson plans from the United States Mint. Color a coin, do a word search,...

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...