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. circulating coin production fun and engaging. Targeting younger audiences, the video is also suitable for anyone interested in the general process of producing a circulating U.S. coin.
The United States Mint also offers free, downloadable lesson plans available to educators and youth organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins. The lessons are developed for grades K-12 and cover subjects such as social studies, art, science, math, and language arts.
“How Coins are Made…For Kids” will be promoted during National Coin Week, April 17-23. The video may be viewed or downloaded at http://www.usmint.gov/kids/cartoons/birthOfACoin/.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.