Design Your Own Coin

kids design your own coin activity materials

Design a coin using our blank coin template.

Grades: Pre-K and up

Materials: colored pencils, crayons, paint, or pencil, paper or the Design Your Own Coin worksheet (PDF)

Time: 10 to 30 minutes

Did you know that the U.S. Mint makes coins with different designs? For example, as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, the Mint makes quarters with different designs of national parks and other national sites for each of the 50 states and U.S. territories.

Explore the symbols and inscriptions used on coins on the Designing Coins page. The next time you are on a walk in your local community, get inspired by what is around you. Brainstorm ideas for what you would want to see on a coin and then draw, sketch, or paint your design using your own paper or the Design Your Own Coin worksheet (PDF).