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.
Get the Coin Collecting Merit Badge pamphlet
Printable helps for requirements:
Printable requirements for Coin Collecting Merit Badge
Printable checkoff sheet for Coin Collecting Merit Badge
Printable note sheet for Coin Collecting Merit Badge
Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges
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:
- 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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