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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...

Lessons by Grade

June 21, 2018 - Looking for lesson plans by grade level? Use the search above, or browse lesson plans below. Grades K-1 Grades 2-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8 Grades 9-12

Lessons by Subject

June 21, 2018 - Looking for lesson plans on a specific subject? Use the search above, or choose from our featured lesson plans below. Math Math and coins go hand-in-hand! Coins are a great way to teach simple math concepts in the classroom. View...

Holidays

June 25, 2018 - Come celebrate with us all year round by learning about the coins related to national holidays! Starting with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’ll add pages to our calendar throughout 2018 to help show how the Mint connects America through...

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....

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

May 31, 2018 - Who was Dr. King? Martin Luther King, Jr. (born in 1929) was a leader in American civil rights for 13 years. Through nonviolent protest, he helped to promote racial equality in the United States from December 1955 until his assassination...

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...