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How to help my 6 year old collect coins.

 
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 Posted 06/22/2018  03:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AgCoinAu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This may be contrary to what others have said... but in my opinion... I would say "give him nothing" let him EARN it! The reward will be greater and the appreciation will be deeper.

Example... have him do a good deed in the community or help with some type of chore around the house... this would earn him perhaps a roll of nickles for him to go through. (now if you happen to slip into the roll a few interesting nickels well that in my opinion is just providing extra motivation)

I wish you both a fun successful journey... and if there's any way we can help please don't hesitate to post there's some REALLY good people on here
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 Posted 10/29/2018  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add grahamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi
Would like to give a shout out to all involved in the Saskatoon show over the weekend. I could not believe how friendly and helpful everyone was to us. I felt kind of guilty almost every booth offered something for free to my kids (one even had a bucket out letting kids take 5 free coins) and I think a representative from Saskatoon gave all the kids a silver dollar,)and more surprising no one minded as my son (who is now 7)looked through binder after binder of coins and bills. I watched close of course to make sure he was being gentle, but some of it was fairly expensive and no one seemed to mind at all.

Generally in our family our deal is we will pay half of anything the kids want. I figure if they save half they are serious, we generally don't buy them hardly anything where we pay for it all. So he had saved about $20 and he is still so excited, he bought a 1743 Irish Coin, an old Canadian $5 and $2, and a 1937 Canadian $1. Some Big Canadian Pennies and a bunch of 50 cent pieces. He still doesn't really know what he wants to collect seems to like everything lol. So hopefully he specializes soon. One dealer after he bought an older 50 cent piece for a dollar and my son gave him a toonie so for his change the dealer gave him 2 50 cent pieces back. He was so happy. Anyways we had a great time.
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 Posted 10/29/2018  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great update. Sounds like you guys are having fun.
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 Posted 10/29/2018  12:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great way to get a child's feet wet!
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 Posted 10/29/2018  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I was a kid, my Dad let me go through his pocket change. Whatever I took was deducted from my allowance for doing extra chores.
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 Posted 10/29/2018  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pertinax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got interested in coins when I was 7 because my dad got cheated by a beggar selling coins - it was the only kind of knowledge my dad seemed not to have !

For my almost 4 year old great nephew, on his birthday I'm going to give him an old copy of the Krause Mishler World Catalogue, 2 pages of album pockets to hold 40 coins, 40 2X2s and 25 world coins and tell him that if he can identify at least 20 coins correctly by the time of my next visit, I'll give him a valuable coin more than 1,000 years old.
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 Posted 10/30/2018  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add punman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Granddaughter is seven. Got her started a couple of years ago. Bought a couple of Lighthouse cheaper albums. We go to the bank when she comes over (lives in same city). Sorting through rolls seems to have appeal to her.
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 Posted 11/01/2018  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cedargrove to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My ten year old boy has been helping me search coin rolls for the past five years. He loves it. Anything he adds to his collection comes out of his allowance. Last month he found a 1990 bare belly nickel and was pretty pumped.
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 Posted 11/01/2018  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I pay our paper carrier in nickel dollars and 50 cent pieces .. .the kids love it.
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