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Coin Collecting Merit Badge Helps and Documents

While working on the Coin Collecting merit badge, Scouts learn about how coins are made and what the identifying marks on coins mean. They also learn how to collect and store coins. They learn about special coins and series of coins, such as the State Quarters program and the America the Beautiful Quarters.

Requirements for Coin Collecting Merit Badge

Start your coin collection with these related ideas and achievements:

Read about Tips and Tricks for Coin Collecting at Scout Life Magazine. Here are some tips which are described in detail in the article:


Learn about Coin Collecting

  • Find a coin dealer
  • Learn about grading
  • Protect your collection
  • Coin collecting supplies
  • Start collecting

The Parts of a Coin and Mint Marks

This article from Metals Wired includes simple explanations for obverse (heads), reverse (tails), field, relief, rim, edge, legend, motto, date, and mint marks.

Tips for Starting a Collection

There are several Scouting achievements related to collecting. So how do you start a collection? Here are some tips to get started.


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