Just about every coin club worldwide does something to attract kids to the hobby, whether it be free draws at meetings, special auctions, seminars, mentoring, sponsoring official kids clubs within their club, and holding kids events at their shows. Some even have kids on their executive and board of directors too! The best way to find a club in your area, is to look at your area's umbrella organization. Most clubs belong to an association or organization that covers a large geographic area.
For area in Canada, we have the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, the North Shore Numismatic Society, the Ontario Numismatic Association, the Quebec Numismatic Association and the Atlantic Provinces Numismatic Association. These groups have several members which are clubs within the geographic area they service. They also have many individual members too.
Now in the United States there is the American Numismatic Association, but also most states also have their own association which belongs to the American Numismatic Associations, for example there is the Buffalo Numismatic Association, the Central States Numismatic Association, the California Numismatic Association, just to name a few. As well, withe the armed forces and military, there are clubs, and even several industrial businesses have them too, such as Boenig Employees Coin Club. Some clubs are part of academics at elementary, secondary, college, and post university levels.
There are other clubs around the world too, just about every country has numerous coins clubs.
Some mints, museums, and banking institutions also have kids clubs or programs. Some coin exchanges and large show venues, and dealers provide programs too. Some dealers educate on their websites too, and George Manz Coins posts numismatic videos on You Tube, which you can subscribe for FREE and there are at least a dozen there to pick from.
Below, we've given you just a snapshot of some of the links that exist, and may interest you.
- Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) - To find clubs in Canada.
- RCNA's Coin Kids - Royal Canadian Numismatic Association - has kids auctions and tables at conventions, and a correspondence course to teach kids about numismatics (participants receive books and coins).
- Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) - To find clubs in Ontario (Canada)
- Royal Canadian Mint - The Royal Canadian Mint has family and kids' events such as coin exchanges, tours, and more. The Mint also has a kids corners, and a kids and teacher (downloadable) learning section.
- Bank of Canada Currency Museum - The Bank of Canada's Currency Museum and family and student events during the year, these are always changing, so check the calendar regularly for updates.
- Royal Ontario Museum (Canada) - The Royal Ontario Museum has programs for kids, especially in the numismatic section, and at times this includes fun group sleepovers too!
- RCC's CoinHawks Club for Kids - Regina Coin Club sponsors the CoinHawks Club for Kids
- George Manz Coins You Tube Videos - FREE subscription to at least a dozen numismatic videos
- American Numismatic Association (ANA) Clubs - Check directory to find a coin club in your area
- ANA's Summer Program - The American Numismatic Association sponsors a summer numismatic program for students each year.
- Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection - The National Numismatic Collection is comprised of approximately 1.6 million objects and is thought to be the largest money collection in the world. Its diverse holdings represent every inhabited continent and span more than three millennia, ranging from Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets to 21st-century credit card readers.
- The Buffalo Numismatic Association - The Buffalo Numismatic Association - scouting and youth activities for kids interested in learning about coins
- California Numismatic Association (CNA) - To find clubs in California (USA)
- Washington University Newman Portal - Important information, can also link over from the California Numismatic Association
- The U.S. Mint - The United States Mint h.i.p. Pocket Change Kids Collectors Club - find games, toons, clubs, news, and more.
- kidzone - This kidzone site teaches kids about Canadian money, and has fun worksheets, and more.
- Gold and Coin of America Kids Coin Club - Gold and Coin of America Kids Coin Club - free to join, includes free monthly coin, and a birthday voucher.
- Charleston Coin Exchange - Charleston Coin Exchange - free membership, free magnifier, coin flips and box of coins
- Toronto Coin Expo - Coin Expo hold seminars for kids along with other kids activities at the coin shows.
- Franklin Public School Challenge Coin Club - Some schools have coin club programs. For example, the Franklin Public School in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has a "challenge coin" program during breaks and lunch. The school also has its own challenge coin, the "Frankie".
- Connections Academy Canada - Free On-Line Learning Grades Kindergarten to 12
- CoinWeek Kids Archives -
- Coin Collections 101 (Home Advisor) - referral from Girl Scout Troop re Coin Collecting Badge
- Metal Detecting for Kids - How To Guides and Video (metal-detect for coins), buying guides, articles, and more
- Fishers Coin Club (Indiana) -
- Coin of the Month for Kids -
- Practical Money Skills - features Peter Pig's Money Counter and more
There are many mints in the world. Some are controlled by the country's government, or by banks, and some are private mints. Below are just some of the numerous mints in existence. Some mints have tours, family activities, coin exchanges, kid collectors' clubs, and other programs.
Many mints make coins for countries outside of their own, for example both Canada and Australia mint for several countries, in addition to their own. See some links below this text box.
FOR MORE AMAZING LINKS VISIT THE LINKS PAGE OF THE MANITOBA COIN CLUB www.manitobacoinclub.org there are kids stuff there, more world mints and central banks, and a bunch of other knowledge links, as well as other clubs, dealers, and more (numismatic, philatelic, and related hobbies).