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.
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.