National Coin Week is an annual weeklong celebration of coin
collecting sponsored by the American Numismatic Association, with
coin clubs and other entities nationwide participating. The
following is an April 6 press release from the United States Mint
describing its participation in the event:
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced activities on
its website in support of National Coin Week April 17-23, 2016.
The free, downloadable content is available to educators and youth
organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins. Free lesson
plans are offered for grades K-12 and cover subjects such as social
studies, art, science, math, and language arts.
The materials also focus on ways to begin a coin collection and
include an instructional video about the coin-making process.
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National Coin Week is a weeklong celebration of numismatics. The
2016 theme is “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom” and will focus
on depictions of Liberty from ancient to modern times on coins.
Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan issued proclamations in
1974 and 1983, respectively, designating the third week of April to be
observed as National Coin Week, with relevant ceremonies and
activities occurring throughout the week.
National Coin Week lesson plans and activities may be downloaded
from the Mint’s website.