All you need to know about the Coin Collecting merit badge workshop at the National Money Show

November 11, 2014 By ekr


The American Numismatic Association presents a BSA Coin Collecting Badge workshop 2015

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • Portland, OR 97232

Earn the Coin Collecting Merit Badge. Learn about this fun and fascinating hobby. Scouts and their parents admitted free!

SESSION 1: Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) 

SESSION 2: Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.)


  1. Be familiar with the latest edition of the Coin Collecting Merit Badge booklet. At the workshop, Scouts will review the requirements.
  2. Collect and bring five different grade examples of the same coin type (Requirement 3).
  3. Collect and bring five different state quarters you have acquired from circulation (Requirement 6).The dates do not have to be the same.
  4. Collect and bring a type set of U.S. coins currently in circulation (Requirement 7).This type set must include one specimen each of the 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents and dollar.The dates do not have to be the same.
  5. Collect and bring a date set of U.S. coins (Requirement 9d) or one of the other collections for Requirement 9.The set for Requirement 9d can be of any one denomination (1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents or 25 cents) and must include one (1) coin of every year, from the year the Scout was born through 2015. Any mint is acceptable. All coins must be of the same denomination.


Everyone will learn a lot about collecting U.S. coins. Bring only the coins required for the merit badge; please leave the rest of your collection at home. Scouts will complete their requirements during the workshop and have them reviewed. Parents and adult leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. for Session 1; 12:30 p.m. for Session 2. Allow ample time before or after the workshop for Scouts to explore the collector exhibits, the ANA Museum Showcase and other inter- esting areas of the coin show. The show is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Scouts who complete the merit badge at the clinic will receive a free six-month membership in the ANA.


Please provide Scouts with signed Merit Badge Cards and ask them to complete all personal information (name, address, etc.). Certified Merit Badge Counselors will be leading the workshop and will sign the cards upon completion of the requirements. Tell your Scouts to bring note pads and pencils, and their completed type and date sets of coins. Remind Scouts to wear their full Scout uniform. Scoutmasters should provide a copy of this flyer to Scouts planning to attend the workshop so they can study the requirements.


To register, contact James Reinders at 503.816.1921 or Please include Troop number, Scout name(s) and grade level of Scout(s). Please register by February 20.

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