Working on your Coin Collecting merit badge isn’t only fun, it can earn you a prize.
Heritage Auctions is sponsoring an essay contest open to youth ages 8-18. Write 350-500 words about coin collecting (how you got interested in it, your favorite experience, etc.) and you could win funds to go toward your local coin club membership and many American Numismatic Association-related purchases. (numismatic=the study or collection of coins, paper currency, and medals.)