- Collect a type set of U.S. coins of any year currently being
minted or in circulation. Commemorative,
proof, silver, rare, or expensive coins are not needed. Have
at least one coin from each mint in your
- In your type set, point out and identify the mint mark (if
on each coin. Tell when each mint first
started making coins.
- For each coin in your type set, point out the location on the
initials (if any) of each coin's designer(s).
- Do these:
- Tell about the various grades of coins. Show six examples.
- Tell what buffed and whizzed coins are. Tell how to detect
- Do ONE of the following:
- Tell how to detect counterfeit coins.
- Tell how to properly clean coins.
- Do TWO of the following:
- Make enlarged sketches of both sides of five different kinds
U.S. coins minted from 1792 through
the present year. Make sketches of both sides of five
different colonial or state coins minted before
1792. Show designs, dates, and lettering clearly.
- Collect, classify, and mount 50 different coins of 10
- Collect a type set of U.S. coins minted during the 20th
(except commemorative, proof, gold,
rare, or expensive coins).
- Collect a set of some U.S. series of coins beginning with
year of birth (except for rare or
- Collect, classify, describe, and mount 10 medals, tokens, or
combination of both. Have three different
size medals or tokens and three different metals or
compositions in the collection.
- Show the location of and explain the following on a current
piece of U.S. paper money:
Describe three things to look for in detecting counterfeits.
- the Federal Reserve Bank and letter,
- serial number,
- check letter,
- face plate number,
- back plate number,
- seal and seal color,