Coin Collecting Scout Interest Badge

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(Previously Numismatist Interest Badge)

Badge requirements

Coin Collecting
Coin Collecting

Note: The collection may consist of coins, bank notes, medals, medallions, or tokens

  1. Have passed the Hobbies Scoutcraft badge or complete the requirements for it.
  2. Make a collection of acceptable size and show it to the examiner, and by using numismatic terminology, discuss your collection with the examiner. (e.g. Watermarks, production numbers, anti-counterfeit measures on paper money; and obverse, reverse, milling or mint marks on other items where applicable.)
  3. Describe how to handle, store and care for the items that you collect.
  4. 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.)
  5. Describe how the items in your collection were manufactured.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of why numismatic value is more often linked with rarity as opposed to age.
  7. Although not essential, it would be beneficial to the collector to place a rough value on their collection and be able to justify their valuation to the examiner.
  8. Name at least two places where your collection can be further researched.

Requirements in PDF

See also

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