Coins and Kids

Illustrator Develops Line of Coin-Themed Greeting Cards

Illustrator Develops Line of Coin-Themed Greeting Cards

By CoinWeek News Staff…   Family farmer, cartoonist and 3D-illustrator Don Chambers has introduced a line of numismatically-themed greeting cards. Using a process that Chambers patented in 2012, the cards feature written and pictorial matter relating to coins and medals while an example of that coin or medal is attached to the card. At this […]

A Talking Coin: A Fable of Ancient Rome

A Talking Coin: A Fable of Ancient Rome

By Geoffrey Cope…. History told through a collection and a coin An old man (a retired centurion) lives on a farm north of Rome in Italy. A farm where, almost two thousand years later, the family coin collection would be found. The year is 170 CE. The land was granted by Rome to a far […]

New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year-old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2015 Young Numismatist scholarship. The PNG will provide tuition, dorm accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for Maisano to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic […]

Attendance Strong During ANA National Coin Week Open House

Attendance Strong During ANA National Coin Week Open House

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) welcomed nearly 400 visitors to an open house on April 25 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event was held as part of 2015’s National Coin Week. This year’s theme, “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs,” celebrated the history of these great […]

Tyler Rusnak Awarded Inaugural ANA College Scholarship

Tyler Rusnak Awarded Inaugural ANA College Scholarship

High school senior receives $1,000 for tuition assistance Tyler Rusnak, a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a senior at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, is the first recipient of the ANA College Scholarship. Rusnak will receive $1,000 to use toward tuition at an institution of his choice. Rusnak has attended […]

Money Museum Hosts Free Event for National Coin Week

Money Museum Hosts Free Event for National Coin Week

Free admission, coin-making demonstrations and more scheduled for April 25 The American Numismatic Association and Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week, April 19-25, with a host of family-friendly activities–including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 25. The theme for this year’s event is “Building Tomorrows: […]

PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

PCGS Expert Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. “The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space. We anticipate that will […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I

The Coronation Gold Coin of Pedro I

by Giovanni Miceli for CoinWeek….   The coronation piece is a coin that was struck in 1822 to the coronation of Pedro I. Regarding the creation of the coin, there are theories but no certain answer. Of these theories, two are the most likely. The first suggests that the coin was created in order to be offered […]

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the […]

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Kid Coin Dealers Trade at US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. VIDEO: 2:55

Ali Frampton and Izzy Heath Interviewer, David Lisot, CoinWeek……. You do not have to be an adult to be a coin dealer. Two young ladies at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention are a prime example of how age is not a factor in trading coins. They also share their perspective about why more young […]

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Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Young Coin Dealer Shares What it Takes to Learn to Trade in Coins. VIDEO: 2:44.

Riley Pence, 16 year old collector & dealer Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… There is a young man who has found a way to turn his hobby into a way to earn extra money and learn about numismatics. Riley Pence is 16 years old and already buys and sells coins. He shares what it takes to […]

By August 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Young Coin Collector Buys Gem Peace Dollar at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 3:26.

Young Coin Collector Buys Gem Peace Dollar at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 3:26.

Graham Ryan, Young Coin Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… There are young coin collectors who really believe in their hobby and will save their money to buy just the right coin. CoinWeek talked to a 14 year who shared what it felt like to buy the coin he wanted. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago […]

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Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

Young Numismatists Volunteer as Pages at FUN Summer Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:32

FUN Young Numismatist Page Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. When a dealer needs a cup of coffee or some food brought to their table while at a convention the Florida United Numismatist organization provides a team of volunteer pages to assist them. These are young numismatists that learn about working to earn money and study about […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Peyton Souder named Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Peyton Souder named Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year

Fogg, Roach, young writers also honored at ANA Summer Seminar Peyton Souder was named the Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year during the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar Graduation Banquet for Session 1 on Wednesday, June 25. Other members honored at the banquet include Clark Fogg, winner of the Glenn Smedley award; Steve Roach, who […]

By June 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Students from Jack Yates High School Attend Houston Money Show 2013. VIDEO: 2:41

Students from Jack Yates High School Attend Houston Money Show 2013. VIDEO: 2:41

Ralph Ross, Ph.D., students Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Dr. Ross is an educator devoted to teaching students about coin collecting. He has a group of his better students from Jack Yates High School at the Greater Houston Coin Club Money Show. They share why they are interested in coin collecting. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. The […]

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Young Coin Collector Shares His Excitement About the Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 2:07

Young Coin Collector Shares His Excitement About the Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 2:07

Erik Placencio, nine-year coin collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. The enthusiasm of a young coin collector helps convey just exactly why numismatic is such a great hobby for people of any age. Learn just why coins are such a great collectible from a kid’s point of view. Copyright © CoinWeek – Long Beach – June […]

By June 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Young Collector Buys First Baseball Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:01

Young Collector Buys First Baseball Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:01

Cole Bank, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The line stretched out of the building as folks queued up to purchase the new Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin set. At the head of the line was a young man with a baseball hat who wanted to be the first person to add this new piece […]

By March 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

Terrence Campbell at Gainesville Coins ……… Everyone likes Benjamins, right? Usually, when Ben Franklin is referenced in regard to currency, our first thought is that of the 100 dollar note. The Ben Franklin note itself has become an icon of modern pop culture, conspicuous consumption, and the nouveau riche lifestyle. However, as an avid coin collector, when I […]

CoinWeek YN:  My Collection is Old and Obsolete

CoinWeek YN: My Collection is Old and Obsolete

By Matt Draiss Basically the title says it all. My collection is old and obsolete. No, not that kind of old and obsolete, but it is a much more fun and fascinating kind of obsolete. I began collecting Obsolete Bank Notes a few years ago after I discovered them in a pamphlet on the subject […]

By February 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kid Coin Collector Talks About How to Get Started in the Hobby. VIDEO: 2:18

Kid Coin Collector Talks About How to Get Started in the Hobby. VIDEO: 2:18

Shelby Pooster, Coin Collector, 8th Grade Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Most people think of coin collecting as a male hobby. Shelby Pooster is a 13 year eight grade girl who explains why anyone can be a coin collector. She talks about what go her started in numismatics and how exciting it can be to build […]

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Young Numismatists: Kid Coin Dealers Talk About Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:45.

Young Numismatists: Kid Coin Dealers Talk About Coin Collecting. VIDEO: 2:45.

Ali Frampton, Izzy Heath Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Coin dealing knows know age boundaries for kids especially if your parents are involved in numismatics. These two young numismatists talk about why they think coins are fun as well as the great history and information that can be learned from them. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, […]

By October 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Kid Fun in the Cash Cube at ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 2:59.

Kid Fun in the Cash Cube at ANA World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 2:59.

David Lisot, Producer, CoinWeek.com……. The American Numismatic Association hosts one of the largest coin conventions in the world. Every convention has something for everyone including the kids. See how one kid is lucky to get to go in the “Cash Cube” at this year’s World’s Fair of Money convention in Chicago. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By October 5, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Former ANA Young Numismatist of the Year Goes Professional. VIDEO: 2:42

Former ANA Young Numismatist of the Year Goes Professional. VIDEO: 2:42

Cole Schenewerk, Cataloguer, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot…….. In 2009 Cole Schenewerk won the prestigious Young Numismatist of the Year Award from the American Numismatic Association. Since that time Cole has finished high school and gone to work for Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Cole talks his background in coin collecting and shares how he […]

By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Your kids might know more about numismatics than you think. People often talk about the importance of getting young people interested in coin collecting, but how do we do that? Some approaches seem effective – such as nurturing relationships with organizations like the Boy Scouts and […]

Boy Scouts Talk About Coin Collecting at Whitman Expo, VIDEO 2:56

Boy Scouts Talk About Coin Collecting at Whitman Expo, VIDEO 2:56

David & Joseph Nakasone, Boy Scout Coin Collectors Interviewer: David Lisot Many men can remember getting their Boy Scout merit badge for coin collecting. Listen and two young scout collectors share what it is like to come to the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March, 2013 Whitman Expo – Baltimore The Leading […]

By March 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

by Charles Morgan Coin collecting is a hobby that connects us all to the past. The coins themselves are objects of commerce of course, but the very nature of their existence also helps in the important role of forging our national identity. They make tangible our shared cultural aspirations. And with their inevitable wear and […]

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

Why Young People Are Not Interested in Coins

By Olivia Beauvais, Age 15, Massachusetts …….. Heritage Auctions holds a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. Contest rules can be found at HA.com/YNessay. Essays should be emailed to Korver@HA.com, or mailed to: Bob Korver (YN Essay Contest), Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75219. With Permission we […]

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director …….. Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do something I’ve never done before — write a holiday-themed column. It’s not that I dislike Christmas or any other holiday, but I’ve long resisted the temptation to write anything too obvious or predictable. […]

By December 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Money Museum Debuts Kids Zone to Teach Kids About Money

Money Museum Debuts Kids Zone to Teach Kids About Money

Free open house includes minting demonstrations, prizes and lots of play time The American Numismatic Association debuts the “Kids Zone,” an interactive exhibit designed to teach children about money, with a free opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The Kids Zone teaches kids about […]

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

First Winners of Quarterly Young Numismatist Essay Contest

In mid-June, Heritage Auctions announced a quarterly essay contest to encourage and support young numismatists and budding authors. The first winners were announced in late July, and all winning essays can be read at HA.com/YNessay. Contest rules can also be found there. “It was our intention to select our first winning essay in October, but […]

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