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2016 National Coin Week

Numismatists across America observed National Coin Week (NCW), April 17-23. The theme of the annual event was “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom,” with activities and promotional materials celebrating numismatic depictions of Liberty throughout history. 

ANA members and clubs around the country presented programs, exhibits and meetings in conjunction with the observance. The Association provided bookmarks, brochures, pinback buttons, and educational materials to the 86 ANA-member coin clubs who registered. An open house at the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs on April 23 drew more than 230 visitors, who enjoyed coining demonstrations in the “Mini-Mint” area and the opportunity to spin a prize wheel for free numismatic gifts. 

The ANA created trivia activities for members and clubs, challenging participants to answer questions about Liberty. The grand-prize winners—ANA life member Robert Maisch of South Dakota and the Wisconsin Valley Coin Club—each received a proof 2016 American Eagle tenth-ounce $5 gold piece; a 2016 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set, and a 2016 ANA 125th anniversary Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”) signed by editor Kenneth Bressett. Second-place honors went to young numismatist Cole Hendrickson and the Cedar Rapids Coin Club, while third place was awarded to ANA life member Dave Welch and the Nashua Coin Club. Other clubs that earned high scores and prizes included the Colorado Springs Numismatic Society, Dallas Coin Club, Stoneham Coin Club, Honolulu Coin Club, Northwest Detroit Coin Club, Central Arkansas Coin Club and Niagara Frontier Coin Club. 

Every year during the third week of April, the ANA and its members celebrate National Coin Week by inviting others to learn about the joys of collecting by studying coins and other forms of money. Start making plans for next year’s National Coin Week, scheduled for April 16-22. 

—Andy Dickes
How Coins Are Made...For Kids!

The US Mint created a short video on how coins are made. Check it out!

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The history of National Coin Week

It all started in 1923 ... 

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Promotional materials
SAMPLE PROCLAMATION
Whether you're an individual or part of a club, you can take this sample proclamation to your mayor or City Council and ask that the city officially recognize National Coin Week.

Click Here for the 2016 Sample Proclamation
NATIONAL COIN WEEK FLYER
Just download this PDF, enter your own text to promote your event, print and distribute! Or, turn it into a jpg and share it on your website and social media. 
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SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE
A good way to get the attention of your local newspaper, radio and TV station is with a press release. This template will help you structure a press release that you can use to promote your National Coin Week event. 

Click here for the 2016 NCW Press Release