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Do you see the photo to the right? That is an American flag made with wood and 50 States Quarters!
That’s right, the owner of that ingenious coin craft put each of the 50 state quarters in the star field of the flag.
And there are many other fun things to do with your coins.
- Stack coins, making buildings, towers, pyramids, and forts
- Place a bunch of coins on a flat surface and make faces, shapes, and landscape pictures with your coins
- Play games with coins, including checkers and chess
- Use coins in jewelry and craft projects
Of course, just be sure that you aren’t using rare, collectible, and valuable coins for these projects! After all, stacking, dropping, sliding, and holding coins can damage them.
My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at CDN Publishing (a trusted source for the price of U.S. rare coins), editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've also authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins — and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!