Last updated on June 19th, 2018 at 06:14 am
Last Updated on June 19, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Coin collecting is a fun hobby that many adults enjoy. Kids can also get in on the action, learning at an early age that every coin tells a story and has value. Coin collecting can be a fun hobby to introduce children too, especially considering that coins have historical significance, which provides an educational component. But how do you get kids involved in coin collecting? Learn more below.
To begin, a child needs to understand money and how it works. As you begin teaching your child about money and letting them make purchases on their own, talk about the coins they are using. Show them the images on the coins and talk about what they represent. Once a child has a good understanding of how money works and the history behind the coins they use in everyday life, they can begin to show interest in learning about older, more valuable coins.
If you already have a coin collection or perhaps a few older coins, take them out and discuss them with your child. Go online and do a search on coins to show your child even more information and introduce them slowly to the wonderful world of collecting. You may find that your child is mesmerized by the stories found within each coin and want to hear more and more about how coins are created as well as where they come from.
Starting a Collection
There are many ways to start a collection for your child and it can be affordable. Start off small by letting your child dig through change you bring home to find older or unique looking coins. You can also purchase sets or individual coins that have a kid-friendly theme such as a set based on a famous character. One unique set that has been popular with children is the Reel Coinz E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 5 Medallion & Sticker Set. This unique set comes in beautiful packaging featuring ET and is a great way to get your child started on collecting.
Once your child begins their collection, you will want to gather supplies so they have what they need to store their coins correctly. Sometimes, coin sets come in unique packaging or boxes for display, so your child can use those containers to show off their coinage. When collecting individual coins, the child will need an album or binder in order to place each coin in a slot for safe keeping.
Children may also want to have a coin bank so they can store coins that they collect that might not have significant value but are special to them. You can find coin banks themed after superheroes or other unique options that kids will enjoy. Kids also seem to enjoy collecting colourful coins, so that can be another option when searching for new coins for your child to invest in or simply collect for fun.
At Colonial Acres, we encourage people of all ages to take an interest in coins. Let us help you invest in a new coin collection or get your child on the path to collecting unique and interesting coins.