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Veterans Day

Why Veterans Day? On November 11, 1918, a peace agreement called an “armistice” ended the fighting of World War I and went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The world hoped that...

(KIDS SITE) Native American $1 Coin Coloring Pages

Since 2009, the United States Mint has issued a yearly Native American $1 Coin. The image of Sacagawea, the Native American who helped Lewis and Clark on their historic voyage of exploration, is on the front (obverse) of the coin. The...
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Memorial Day

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...
1994 Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof Obverse

National Coin Week 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...
Making Change game with Goldie

Women’s History Month

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...
1999 Susan B. Anthony Dollar Obverse

Presidents’ Day

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....
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln peace medal obverse and reverse

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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...
2004 Doctor Martin Luther And Coretta Scott King Bronze Medal Obverse

(KIDS SITE) Coloring Pages

Browse the PDF files below to print and color your own coins. Choose from: Circulating Coins Air and Space Coins and Medals Native American $1 Coins America the Beautiful Quarters 50 State Quarters American Innovation $1 Coins Commemorative Coins H.I.P....
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(KIDS SITE) Penny

The penny is the United States’ one-cent coin. Every penny you’ve ever spent probably had Abraham Lincoln on it. He’s been on the front (obverse) of the penny since 1909! When the United States Mint was created in 1792, one...
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(KIDS SITE) Abigail Adams First Spouse Gold Coin

Abigail Smith was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, in 1744. Like most women of that time, Abigail had no formal education. But she was bright and curious, and her family encouraged her to use the family’s library. She married John Adams,...
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