The U.S. Mint has released a new video that aims to explain the process of making coins to children, though a press release notes that elements of the clip will be interesting to anyone who wants to learn more about the steps involved.
The video includes animated sequences spliced with footage of the Mint’s designers and manufacturers at work, starting with the approval of legislation and moving on to the development of artwork and the striking of blanks. It’s a nice overview and, though some of the footage is similar to what we’ve seen in other clips recently released by the Mint, the clarity with which the information is presented makes this one of the better segments they’ve shared so far.
The Mint is tying in the release of the video with its educational outreach program that offers free lesson plans for students in grades K-12. The initiative offers downloadable educational material for subjects like social studies, art, science, math, and language arts.
The video, titled “How Coins Are Made…For Kids,” will also be used a promotion during National Coin Week, which will take place from April 17 to 23 this year.
For more information on the U.S. Mint’s programs for young people, please visit its “History in Your Pocket” Web page. You can watch “How Coins Are Made…For Kids” below.