Coins and paper money have been a source of national and civic pride as well as a call to action for people to serve their communities. National Coin Week 2014 will highlight the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar and President John F. Kennedy’s famous call to, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
“Coin & Country: Celebrating Civic Service” is the theme for the 91st annual National Coin Week, April 20-26
Many other commemoratives, along with money that inspired civic pride and service from around the world, will be featured alongside ways the public can get involved as volunteers at coin clubs and other service organizations.
The American Numismatic Association will host a variety of National Coin Week educational activities online and at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. Events, activities and educational content will focus on civic service
Activities and resources for National Coin Week include:
- A video activity via the ANA’s YouTube page and website for a variety of prizes.
- A club trivia activity for a variety of prizes.
- A promotional kit for clubs with educational materials, buttons, bookmarks and more.
- An open house at the Money Museum, scheduled for April 26, featuring 2014 National Coin Week medallettes produced in the museum’s Mini Mint.
- Promotional information at Money.org, including a sample press release, proclamation, interactive flyer and Money Museum exhibit panels.
For more information or to request club promotional materials, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-482-9814.
The theme “Coin & Country: Celebrating Civic Service” was chosen from an online theme contest sent out to ANA members. Sam Gelberd came in first place winning a 2013 United States Mint Proof Set and Michael Kittle won second place and a 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
The theme for National Coin Week is an exhibit category at the ANA’s National Money Show held in Atlanta, February 27 – March 1, 2014. The winning exhibit will be the one that best explores National Coin Week or numismatics and is suitable for installation in public spaces such as bank and post office lobbies, libraries, retail stores, and schools. An exhibit entered in the competition may also be entered in one of the classified exhibit categories and may win awards in both competitions. It is also eligible for Best-of-Show. For exhibit rules and applications, go to www.NationalMoneyShow.com.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 26,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.