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Space Lessons

Interested in resources to teach students about the U.S. Space Program and outer space? Check out the U.S. Mint’s collection of free education resources for space exploration, astronomy, and other STEM-related fields. Lesson Plans Check out our list of space,...
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(KIDS SITE) Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Almost fifty years ago, many Americans watched history being made on their televisions as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr. took mankind’s first steps on the moon on July 20, 1969. At 10:56 p.m. EDT, Armstrong took the...
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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

Background The world eagerly watched on July 20, 1969, as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr. took mankind’s first steps on the Moon. This unprecedented engineering, scientific, and political achievement was the culmination of the efforts of an estimated...
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(KIDS SITE) U.S. Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Created by the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency saw President George Washington appoint the first 13 U.S. Marshals. The long, distinguished history of the U.S. Marshals Service has included a wide range of...
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(KIDS SITE) Library of Congress Commemorative Coins

“America’s Library” celebrates its 200th anniversary in the year 2000. What better way to mark a bicentennial than with two coins? Well … how about making one of them bimetallic?! To honor the Library of Congress, the Mint created two...
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Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans

The Presidential $1 Coin Program is a great way for kids to learn more about their country’s history and heritage. Educators, you can bring the excitement of this historic program to your classroom! Download our free lesson plans (for kindergarten...

Lessons That Make Cents

NASA’s New Horizons Makes History! On New Year’s Day, the NASA spacecraft New Horizons transmitted an image of Ultima Thule – the farthest space object ever seen by humans. The object, more than four billion miles away from Earth, sheds...
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