coins in the classroom
I received two requests in the past month to send coins or supplies to help get young people interested in coin collecting, but I declined in both cases. It’s not that I don’t want to promote coin collecting, it’s that I pay to run this site, I do it in my spare time, and I don’t have any money budgeted for free gifts.
However, all is not lost. The ANA offered a coins in the classroom course in September 2003 and the teachers that attended really seemed to enjoy it.
One of the great things I’ve found with coin collecting is that you learn about our society and history in the process. I would have had a hard time remembering when World War II took place for a test, but I know that in 1943 the US produced a steel cent, and from 1942 to 1945 the Jefferson Nickel contained silver instead of nickel so they could use the nickel for the war.
Coin collecting is a hobby with many beneficial returns.