OLogy: Mint Your Own Coin

Make a coin that tells something special about you.

Maybe you dropped it into a soda machine. Or you flipped it playing heads or tails. Chances are, you’ve used a coin today. But when was the last time you looked closely at a coin? Without peeking, can you remember what’s on both sides of a penny or a quarter?

Coins may seem like everyday objects, but they can tell a lot about the people who use them. Think about what’s on a typical coin and the clues it can provide. For example:

What are you looking for?


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