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Monday, February 26, 2007

History In Pocket - For kids & numismatists

If you are a numismatist (A collector and student of money (and coins in particular)) then you would love to visit this site http://www.usmint.gov/kids/campCoin/collectorsWorkshop/.
This site provides information about coins and how to collect them.

Coins tell a lot about people, places and events. Knowing what clues to look for and what they mean provide you greater insight in knowing about the bygone era. This site provides step by step tutorial in understanding the nuts and bolts of coin collection starting from why people collect coins and how they do it. In next sections, it provides what clues to look into the coins and their inner meaning and gives tips of coin collection. There are some coin case studies to analyze and solve the mysteries. These are very intuitive in nature and are built on flash.

There are seven sections like games, time machine, cartoons, News about coins, Camp coins and lesson plans to teachers on how to educate kids about coin collection.
Games section provides simple to complex puzzles.. put real coins together and create your own coins etc..
Time machine is built on flash and gives you the option to choose any particular period from year 1667 till date. Once you choose any year, it provides information related to that year and a small puzzle related to the coins of that era. You need to choose the right outfit suitable to that year and enter the time machine and resolve the puzzle. Site provides key information about the year and the civilization details during the time machine travel. Its very informative for kids and for elders also and equally spectacular with nice flash animations.
Coin news is dedicated to all newsworthy about coins and camp coin is the place where one learns the art of coin collection. A guide on how to navigate and what each section meant is there to easily use the site.

Conclusion: Informative and fun filled site for kids and numismatists and to all who would like to learn a thing or two of history through coin’s lenses.

visit them at http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

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