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Legendary Coins and Currency Homepage

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Primary Source, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 6/9/2009

This highly interactive online exhibition includes a game and timeline and allows students to rotate and zoom in on objects from the National Numismatic Collection for detailed examination. A glossary linked to the exhibition will help students learn challenging vocabulary. History, at times, gives certain objects special significance, and they become legendary. Unlike money that changes hands daily, legendary coins and currency are larger than life, and tell a unique history of the United States. Legendary Coins and Currency shows how major events in the nation's history have played a role in the evolution of America's money and determined how a select few pieces of currency have become important symbols of the American experience.


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)