Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could find a way to help children save money the easy way?
There is no lack of opportunities to give gifts to children. They could be your grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Birthdays, celebrations, special occasions, Christmas are all times when aunts and uncles, grandparents and extended family look for “special” gifts for their relatives.
Teaching children the value of money is a whole different ball game.
It doesn’t have to be a struggle, though. Children love to learn about the things around them. With a little help from you, that learning can take them in a whole new direction, as far as money goes.
Teaching children about money means more than handing them some bills! As a matter of fact, you are likely to get away with less in the “value” amount, and look for more in the “interesting” side of money, with coins, instead.
Every country seems to mint coins for special occasions and anniversaries. Historical anniversaries and scientific discoveries are all celebrated with a special mintage of coin. These are the coins you want to be looking for in your change. Many people don’t care about their coins and spend them without too much thought. So you are quite likely to find some of these “collectibles” in your pocket change.
When these coins are first minted, they are easy to find, but as the years go by, they become a little more scarce until you don’t see them again.
Quite often these coins also increase in value because you can’t find them easily anymore, and everyone wants them.
You can see for yourself from this small sampling of coins that collectors are offering, how much the coins have increased in value. Face value is one part of the coin, but the collector’s value is something else entirely.
Fill a child’s mind with possibilities and anything is possible. If you show an interest in the coins you are giving as a gift, the child will likely want to know more. A good book about coin collecting and a few “interesting coins” that they won’t want to spend is all it takes to open a whole new world for the kids.