18 Jun 2022

Numismatics Solely for Pleasure

Coins in the Classroom | NumismaJerry

I do part-time substitute teaching here in The United States. I do have some shredded currency, that I obtained from our Federal Government. I also have a lot of coinage and metals from the British Mint, as well as the U.S. Mint. I prefer to purchase, or invest, with sovereign mints like the British Mint, as well as our U.S. Mint. I'd like to share more my love of Numismatics with my students, but I'm not sure how to approach this. Having inherited a small collection from one of my grandparents, collecting is a close thing to my heart, as well as a passion. While I do enjoy other things, I have often tried to turn coin collecting into a profession. However, at this point I prefer to keep it a hobby, as the dynamics of professional numismatics leaves me frustrated and downtrodden, due especially to the gossip and egomania that can go on in the profession. Thus, I might be dubbed the Lone Ranger of Collecting and Numismatics, at least when it comes to sharing with my fellow collectors, especially in my home state.

22 Mar 2022

Blogging Rules

Coins in the Classroom | mrbrklyn

I initially posted this in the forum, but it seems at this point to be appropriate enough here. I believe the forum needs to be lifted and the blog space locked down at this point. All blogs should be approved before being allowed. Otherwise it becomes a zoo.

11 Dec 2021

Numismatic educational opportunities

Coins in the Classroom | user_33663

In 2019 I applied to be an adjunct instructor at the College of DuPage, Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), teaching a class titled “Exploring Numismatics”. The pandemic caused the campus to close, but I was able to create a virtual classroom using Zoom. I’ve run several virtual classes since then and being online has been both effective and a great convenience for all concerned. For 2022, I have decided to expand my classes to include Harper College, and also to invite local coin club members to help with the class. There are lots of ways that local coin club members can help! What I’m doing, other numismatically inclined educators/collectors can duplicate, or support. There are more than 400 LLI that operate in all 50 states: A-Directory-of-Lifelong-Learning-Institutes.pdf (northwestern.edu).

10 Dec 2020

education on coins/paper money

Coins in the Classroom | walking liberty

Do you guys ever notice how little kids get taught about coins and paper money? For example, I was looking at a money learning sheet and the only coins and paper money it had on it was a dime, quarter, and nickel. And for the paper money, it had a $1,$5, and a $20. I was thinking where are the $2 bill the penny, the half dollar! back when I was in elementary school they taught us EVERY US currency that was circulating! Why do they not teach the younger people that any more?

01 Feb 2020

Coins in the Classroom

Coins in the Classroom | Coin Collecting With Tyler

My name is Tyler Jorgenson and I just wanted to say that I am really enjoying the ANA. I am trying to get some of my friends into coin collecting, but I don’t know what will spark an interest for them? If anybody has something to say please comment down below.

07 Nov 2019

Coin Club

Coins in the Classroom | 1943penny

Today me and a few others successfully started a new coin club at our school and are in the process of recruiting! Right now we have 6 members including me and had our first meeting today and i think it went pretty well. Mostly we just voted on who should be what and what are club should focus on and we even got an adult chaperone from our school who used to be a coin dealer! we had a coin trading time at the end of the meeting and I traded an 1884 O Morgan dollar for 9 mercury dimes including a 1916! I hope this numismatic club turns out good but I just need some ideas of what we should talk about at our meetings.Thanks, 1943penny

10 Feb 2019

1st-ever Baha'i History Coin Collection?

Coins in the Classroom | Teacher Brian

Teachers need props, usually audio-visual aids, and especially helpful to the memory are such aids that can be picked up, where we are touching, gazing & marveling at the representative of real people and places. These props assist a story - history - coming to life, joining our own lives here today. This is the impetus for a coin collection we (my wife and I) have just begun to assemble. It might be the first-ever numismatic gathering for dates and events important or interesting in the history of the Baha'i Faith; if anyone knows of another or similar collection, please let us know so we don't continue this claim, and we can learn from others!


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