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 Posted 02/17/2012  7:51 pm  Show Profile Check muddler's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the really old coins, I was fascinated with coins that were more than 50 years old when I was a child. You may also want to include some coins they can find in circulation such as the state quarters or even the newer presidential dollars.
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 Posted 02/17/2012  8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmwatson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We have a bi-annual state show which has a kid auction using a fake credit line of $300 given to each child. There are kids from toddlers to young collectors who bid on a slew of donated items ranging from items of little or no value (planchets, etc...) to reasonably valuable items (slabbed dollars, etc...).

The kids love bidding and regardless of their coup, they seem to get a lot of satisfaction from being the winner and receiving their prize. My son who has been involved bids like a drunken sailor immediately from the beginning until he's spent the entire allocation of credit. Others get some coaching to be patient and pursue the more valuable stuff, but the little ones tend to like the shine and shear quantity of packaged lots regardless of value.

It's a lot of fun and the kids get to walk away with some loot while getting exposed to the hobby. As I recall, they have a few intermittant trivia questions which the youngsters can win coin related prizes as well.

If you got a few donations from a number of folks, you could put together a pretty nice event. I guarantee the kids would have a blast and a few might walk away form the experience with a real interest in the hobby.
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 Posted 02/17/2012  8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmwatson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Come to think it, a more meaningful event might be having an informative type presentation with the young scouts able to view various different coins (donations). Then to their surprise, conduct an auction for the coins reviewed and let them go home with a few spoils from their bidding.

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 Posted 02/17/2012  10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SJUHawks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The auction idea is fantastic. I also love the idea to contact suppliers and dealers.

Thanks guys. These ideas are great. Please, please keep them coming.

Also, the PMs I've gotten with offers of donations are unexpected and extremely generous. I can't thank you guys (and gals) enough. You've really made my day, and you're going to really make this meeting a success. Thank you all so much.
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 Posted 02/17/2012  11:02 pm  Show Profile Check specksynder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add specksynder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think kids love the junk foreign coins that most local dealers have in their bargain bin. They usually have large cents (Canadian or British) that can be up to 100 years old or more for 2 or 3 cents apiece... or unusual foreign coins -- shaped like squares or have holes in the center or have cute animals/ships/whatever on them.
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 Posted 02/18/2012  08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmwatson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SJUH

If I knew how to PM you, I have some coins you could have for the event. Get back to me with a little help with that and I'll get a package in the mail.

MW
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 Posted 02/25/2012  9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penny4Me to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SJUH,
fyi... US Mint made a 2010 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA CENTENNIAL SILVER DOLLAR.




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 Posted 02/25/2012  9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tornandfrayed75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Visit the you s mint website. They have a education section and also offer free educational supplies.
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 Posted 02/29/2012  01:24 am  Show Profile Check mdpmedia's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SJU,

I found a Boy Scout-orientated URL on the ANA website that may interest you and your guys.

It has some interesting pointers for anyone preparing to collect coins towards the goal of earning Coin Collecting merit badge:

http://www.money.org/AM/Template.cf...ntentID=4463

Let us all know how your event turned out in terms of what you decided to do etc.

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 Posted 02/29/2012  07:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j_h_s to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll help out how I can. Send me a message.

Otherwise, I have one idea (dont know if it's a good idea or not).

Educate them on the classic coins in the standard denominations.
IHC, Wheat, Buffalo, Mercurys, <65 quarters, Franklins, etc.

Instruct them to keep their eyes out for older coins (actually "hunt" for them).

Each time they find one, they submit it to you for cataloging and storage in the Pack's Collection.

Label each coin's value.

You could establish a goal, merits, a game, or competition.

I think this engages them in a more active way.

Jim (two merit badges short of Eagle Scout -- boo hoo -- I was too chicken back then to publicly speak for the last two merit badges)



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 Posted 03/06/2012  07:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j_h_s to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any progress on ideas?
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 Posted 03/07/2012  09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SJUHawks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jim, PM sent.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jprine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SJUHawks-Got a package for the scouts packed tonight, should go in the mail tomorrow. Have fun! MAILED 3-9-12.
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 Posted 03/09/2012  10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you have enough coin folders, like one for each scout, maybe ask the scouts to bring a few rolls of cents each to the meeting to search through them to fill up the folders?
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 Posted 03/09/2012  3:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SJUHawks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks jprine!
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