Coin Collecting Scout Interest Badge
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NOTE: The collection may consist of coins, bank notes, medals, medallions or tokens.
- Make a collection of acceptable size and show it to the examiner and by using numismatic terminology, discuss your collection with the examiner. (eg Water-marks, production numbers, anti- counterfeit measures on paper money; and obverse, reverse, milling or mint marks on other items where applicable.)
- Describe how to handle, store and care for the items that you collect.
- Point out to the examiner the different grades of items in your collection, or items produced by the examiner. (Proof is the highest grade; uncirculated, fine and good are the other basic grades in descending order.)
- Describe how the items in your collection were manufactured.
- Demonstrate an understanding of why numismatic value is more often linked with rarity as opposed to age.
- Although not essential, it would be beneficial to the collector to place a rough value on his collection and be able to justify his valuation to the examiner.
- Name at least two places where your collection can be further researched.
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