Showing posts with label US Mint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Mint. Show all posts

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Making Coins at the US Mint - Photo Essay

The latest stop on CNET's summer road trip was in Philadelphia where they visited the US Mint. As documentation of the visit to the mint, CNET has produced a twenty-six image photo essay about the mint and the making of US coins. The images chronicle the production of a coin from design through production. View the photo essay here. The related CNET article included the following video about designing coins.



Applications for Education
Talking about money almost always makes students' ears perk-up. This photo essay and video could go a long way in answering the question, "where does money come from?"

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Kid's Economic Glossary
Saving Money in Plain English
The History of Credit Cards in the United States