Blind Coin Collector

It's another kind of fun to collect coins if you can't see them.

Getting kids interested in coin collecting

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Recently I read an interesting article on Coinweek, about how difficult it is to win the next generation for the hobby. I just started to write up my thoughts on the subject, not necessarily a response, when I came across another interesting piece, which argues that the best recruit is the middle-aged collector. I don’t want to respond to this one either though it may sound that way, but I would like to add my own $0.02. I believe kids are still good recruits if approached well. I don’t think it is an all or nothing deal, kids can enjoy collecting before they become numismatists.
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The Money Museum in Chicago and Primitive Money

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Just a few days after visiting the Money Museum in Cleveland, we traveled to Chicago with my daughter. Amongst many things, we had a chance to visit the money museum, with my friend, Carl Wolf. I couldn’t help but comparing it to the one in Cleveland, after all, both museums are maintained by the Federal Reserve.

Emily as 2 Dollar bill
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Update on Collecting for Kids

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I’m not going to turn this into a coin collecting for kids blog, but after my original article, I wanted to give a little update, it relates to this blog to some extent.
The big news is, we got started and Emily is filling her state quarter album. Today I offered her a quarter for something and asked her if she wants it for her piggy bank or quarter album, and she picked the second. So far, so good…
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Kids and Coin Collecting

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Recently I have been exploring a new aspect of coin collecting. So far, it has been a selfish hobby, even some bragging rights. Isn’t it what a hobby should be anyway? But there is something else to it: I would like to share it with my kids. When they were very little, cons have been a no no, and later it has been a treat when they were allowed to look at some of the coins, and on occasion get something from my pocket change. Ok, I have to admit, I even went to the bank to pick up some half Dollars just to have them in the “pocket change”.

As my older daughter Emily is learning to read, the other day I asked her to “help” me with my state quarters. She was reading the states, I put it away, and showed her the individual states on the map. But now I’m hoping to take it one step further.
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