Welcome to F.U.N Education

The primary focus of the Florida United Numismatists is education. To obtain that objective we have two coin shows each year and during those shows we present educational seminars, and space for member clubs to have their meetings. These seminars are listed under the FUN Convention and Summer FUN Convention tabs.

Here you will find FUN approved sites that will help you acquire that extra bit of knowledge, so that your hobby will be that much more enjoyable. Below you will find a brief description of what is offered at each of the above tab links.

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US Mint
The US Mint offers an excellent educational site specifically designed for the young the collectors. Discover the history behind United States Coins and watch the video of coinage production, and tour the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. The Mint's education outreach program has several activities and games for the kids and lesson plans for Educators.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has information about the production of U.S. Currency. Tour information is provided for the Washington DC site and the Fort Worth TX site. General information about the notes are provided including how to redeem damage notes. In conjunction with the U.S. Mint, Currency products can also be purchased.

Philadelphia Federal Reserve
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve offers an extenstive consumer education information about the Federal Reserve System and how it affects the national economy. The program offer information at all grade levels, including lession plans for all grade levels that teachers can use to explain how the economy works.

American Numismatic Association
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect coins and related items. The Florence Schook School of Numismatics engages in a series of seminars, throughout the country in co-ordination with local and regional coin shows. Topics range Counterfeit Detection, Grading, Coin Conservation and Numismatic Digital Photography. Their YN program allows them to earn YN dollars that can be used in a special auction for the kids. The Summer Seminars provide attendees the option to spend a week in Colorado Springs to attend intense training sessions in multible subject matters. Their Consumer Awareness Resources povide quick links for consumer protection and fraud reporting.

Newman Portal
The Newman Portal is the ultimate research site for anything Numismatically related. Located at Washington University in St. Louis it is funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. It is dedicated to becomming the most comprehensive resource for Numismatic research. You can register with the site and receive the latest news and additions via their newsletter. Over 4250 registered contributing members, 26000 numismatic volumes and 25000 enclopedia records this site has some most obscured information available. Original historical documents are digitaly encoded in the site with easily indexed references, one can reseach anything numismatic from their own home and without the trip to a research library. This is a F.U.N. must see site to visit.

This site is the daily newspaper for current information about Coins and paper money. Updated daily, information about the Numismatic industry is plublished newspaper style. With interviews of people making news in the world of coins, to getting the heads up on what is being released by the U.S. and World Mints. This is required reading to be informed about the world of Numismatics.

Society of Paper Money Collectors (SMPC)
The Society of Paper Money Collectors (SMPC) promotes the study of paper money and related financial history. SMPC sponsors exhibits and lectures at major show around the country. They maintain a banknote history, and obsolete notes database project built with the assistance of it membership. These databases and the online forums can help researches to attribute paper money and identify counterfeit notes.

FUN Seminars
During the Annual FUN and Summer FUN shows Educational seminars are conducted. These seminars are recorded by David Lisot of Coin Television. The CD's are sold at Coin Television. FUN endeavors to post the most current of these seminars for web based viewing. The implementation of this area is pending FUN Board of Directors approval.