Young Collectors Corner Workshop for Children

Are you interested in collecting coins, currency, or learning about money? Are you a Scout looking to earn your Coin Collecting Merit Badge or Fun With Money Patch? Are you a young collector between the ages of 5 and 17 who wants to learn something new about the hobby?

Come join us for our Young Collectors Corner Program at the ANA's World's Fair of Money® in Chicago (Rosemont), IL! We will be exploring the wonderful world of coin collecting at its most basic levels, to help our Young Numismatists (YNs) to learn all about the hobby of numismatics. We will review basic information about:

What is money?

Coin identification, including the parts of a coin and banknotes.

How coins and banknotes are made.

Collecting basics, including ways to collect, storage and grading.

Various ANA programs available to Young Numismatists.

Requirements necessary for Scouts to earn a CCMB or FWM Patch*

Attendance is FREE! Children will have chances to earn prizes, including coins, paper money, a Red Book**, and more.

Time/Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 9am to around noon. (Check in is at 8:30am.)

Where: Room 4 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. Please register by Friday, July 29, 2022, as space is limited. 

Contact Jim Ray at (847) 420-1994 or at 4jim.ray@comcast.net.



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*All Scouts and Scout Leaders are encouraged to wear their uniforms, but it is not required. Be sure to bring your Blue Cards to get signed! The instructor(s) on hand have fulfilled the Scouts Youth Protection Training requirements. FWM Patches will be available for Girl Scouts.

**Red Books provided courtesy of Whitman Publishing; limit one per family.