Stuck indoors? Here are lots of fun things to do with coins to make the time fly by quickly! Even if you don’t have a coin collection and haven’t considered collecting coins in the past, these are ways to have fun with coins THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE while you’re stuck inside bored.
Fun With Coins
Here, coin experts are sharing lots of fun things you can do with U.S. coins! See fun ways to find rare coins, fun ways to collect coins, fun ways to learn more about coins, and other fun ways to enjoy the hobby of coin collecting.
Want to get a job in the coin industry? I can help you! I’m a longtime coin collector and I’ve led a numismatic career with LOTS of fun numismatic jobs since 2006. I’m going to help you start your coin job search with the goal of finding U.S. Mint jobs and other numismatic jobs — where you can put your love of coins to work on a full- or part-time basis. Start here to find a job working with coins!
I recently found a great coin collecting starter set for young coin collectors. See why I like the US Mint’s Explore & Discover Kit and why it’s such a great gift for kids!
I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
A really fun idea is to assemble a Birth Year Coin Set or a Conception Year Coin Set. It’s a collection of coins that were struck during the year of one’s birth or the year of one’s conception. The idea is to pick out of pocket change an example of each coin you find that was struck the year you (or someone you love) was born — or conceived. This is a simple DIY project for all skill levels — whether you officially collect coins or not! Here are some clever ideas for making coin sets by year — including Birth Year Coin Sets and Conception Year Coin Sets.
Want something fun to do with coins… and your kids? How about playing a fun coin game?! These 14 free coin games teach children about U.S. coins and thd value of money.
The U.S. Mint Philadelphia is one of 4 U.S. Mint facilities. The Philadelphia Mint offers a self-guided tour of its facility, for a behind-the-scenes look at how coins are made. You can also take a virtual U.S. Mint Philadelphia tour online!
Do you realize that you can collect coins for face value or less — even free? You can. I’ve been doing it for years. Here are 8 easy, fun (and legal) ways to find coins for virtually nothing!
The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. has the 1804 dollar, 1933 double eagle & other rare coins. Here’s what you’ll see. Plus my tips for visiting the museum.
Some of the top US Olympic coins loved by coin collectors. Find out the history and trivia behind each one. See what these commemorative coins are now worth