The American Eagle Program contains gold, silver, and platinum coins. American Eagle coins provide investments, beautiful coins, and a way to easily own precious metals. American Eagle coins are not the same as the quarter-eagles ($2.50), half-eagles ($5.00), eagles ($10), and double-eagles ($20). Even though these coins are legal-tender they typically sell at a high premium above their melt and face value combined.
New member here, grateful for the opportunity to join the ANA. I've had great experiences with several other ANA members and am happy to finally associate my name with this institution.Through positive exposure to my crossover interests in history and coins, my son has come alongside me in taking up similar interests. One day he came home from school and exclaimed, "Another kid in my class collects coins! He heard I liked coins and World War Two history and gave me this!" He produced a 1943 US steel cent, which I dutifully admired before reaching into my own wartime collection. "Here... Since he likes historic coins, maybe he'll like this one," and I handed him a pre-war British penny to give to his friend. And thus the trading frenzy began.Soon my son was coming home with reports of more friends who were bringing coins and paper money to school and trading them. "You know, I'll bet your friends would like to join us some Saturday for a trip to the coin shop," I told him. Sure enough, after a basketball game, several of his teammates from school joined us in patronizing our favorite numismatic dealer.Soon afterwards, I had permission from the school administration to form an after-school club for students in the third through sixth grades. We held our first official meeting on 28 February 2017 with fourteen young enthusiasts in attendance. We are working on creating more Young Numismatists through the Coins for A's program, then we're diving into The Dollar Project.This club is a little different from other local clubs in that its membership is limited to students of our school in those four grades, their parents, and school faculty/staff. However, we have another excellent club in the area whose membership is open to the public and accepts members of all ages. They have already become an ally of ours and we hope to support them in turn.As coordinator for this newly formed young Numismatic Society, I've found that it takes a little effort and planning, but not much more than I was already interested in investing in my hobby in the first place. It keeps me progressing in increasing my own knowledge, and in making contacts and developing relationships within the numismatic community. Plus, it is an excellent way to get to know the parents of my son's school mates, a key component in forming a strong, healthy educational community for our students.Dave