Coin Collecting Basics
Do you want to learn how to be a great coin collector? This class will teach you some important, basic information about how to become a numismatist. You'll also learn about the different parts of a coin, as well as how coins are made.
Coins from Around the World
Most countries around the world mint their own coins, and many of them look nothing like ours. Imagine coins shaped like triangles or squares, and even coins that have holes in them. You will see examples of coins, both old and new, from countries all around the world – and then you'll design your own!
Penny Sorting Party
Did you know you can find real treasures in your own pocket change? We'll show you how to unlock this potential by searching through bank-wrapped rolls of circulated U.S. cents. You'll learn how to become a "coin hunter" and how to decide which coins are collectible or not.
Money Museum Tour
Today we'll take you on an in-depth, guided tour of the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum's three main galleries. We'll explore our, "The Medal in America" exhibit, followed by a demonstration of how coins are made in our Mini-Mint.
Exploring Paper Money
Join us for an up-close look at how "paper" money is made and used, reviewing many designs and security features. You'll then get to design your own banknote using scratch art cards!
Coin Carving I – Hobo Nickels
Come learn about the fascinating world of Hobo Nickels, and their special place within numismatics and American History. We'll discuss their purpose, review various carvers' works, and then you'll learn how to create your own Hobo Nickel by "engraving" your own scratch art design!
Coin Carving II – Love Tokens
Coins have been modified in many ways to allow us to carry the thoughts and hopes of loved ones, especially in times of war or hardship. If you love to draw and are artistic, do not miss out on learning the intricate art of designing these beautiful tokens of affection.
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
On the Colorado College campus, adjacent to the Fine Arts Center