Coin Scout Badges

Looking for resources for Boy Scout and Girl Scout badges about counting money, identifying coins, and other adventures in coins? Check out our resources below. Email us if you’d like to request materials for your troop.

Introduction to Coins

Learn about U.S. coins, including their design, value, weight, composition, and explore the different parts of a coin.

Parts of a Coin

Every coin has an obverse (heads) and a reverse (tails). Each coin includes details such as the year it was made and a “mint mark” from the Mint facility that made the coin. The Mint has six facilities across the country.

Coin Types

Learn about the coins that we use every day as money: penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.

Coin Games

Play one of the Mint’s free online kids games:

  • Counting With Coins: Practice identifying coins and adding and subtracting money in a fun grocery store setting.
  • Coin Flip: Discover new and classic U.S. coins by earning achievements and unlocking new coins.
  • Coin Memory Match: Match coin designs from the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which features U.S. national parks and historic sites.
  • Coin Stamper: Produce as many coins as you can and learn about circulating coins along the way.

Financial Literacy

Learn about spending and saving and the cost of fun.

Coin Collecting

Kids homepage How Coins Are Made video cartoon featureCoin Making

Understand how U.S. coins are made and where Mint facilities are located.

Coin Collecting Terms

Explain coin collecting terms, including obverse and reverse, reeding, uncirculated, and proof.

West Point Coin Production Supervisor, Jeff Odom inspects a newly struck 2014 Platinum Proof Coin.Caring For Your Coin Collection

Understand how to store and care for a coin collection.

Coin Programs

Describe the Mint’s circulating coin programs.

Official image of U.S. Mint in PhiladelphiaMint Tours

Tour a U.S. Mint facility either virtually or in-person.

Additional Information

Paper Money

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints paper money. Learn more at