Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Currency - Advanced (Template)

Currency - Advanced (Template)
Arts and Crafts
General Conference
Skill Level 3
Year of Introduction: 1998

1. Have the Currency (Coins) Honor edit

Instructions and tips for earning the Currency honor can be found in the Arts and Crafts chapter.

2. Select a coin or note from your collection and present an oral or written report on the historical or other significance of the person(s), place(s), item(s) or symbol(s) found on both sides. edit

Commemorative coinage would have historical or other significance.

3. What are the laws regarding counterfeiting in your country and what devices are used in your nation's currency to prevent it? edit

Resources on counterfeit deterrence:

Laws edit

Anti-counterfeiting measures edit

Selection from Wikipedia

In the 1980s counterfeiting in the Republic of Ireland twice resulted in sudden changes in official documents: in November 1984 the £1 postage stamp, also used on savings cards for paying television licenses and telephone bills, was invalidated and replaced by another design at a few days' notice, because of widespread counterfeiting. Later, the £20 Central Bank of Ireland Series B banknote was rapidly replaced because of what the Finance Minister described as "the involuntary privatization of banknote printing".

In the 1990s, the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong was placed on the banknotes of the People's Republic of China to combat counterfeiting, as he was recognized better than the generic designs on the renminbi notes.

In Australia, the original paper decimal currency banknotes introduced in 1966 were eventually replaced with new designs printed on clear polyester film which allowed them to have "see through" sections that are almost impossible to duplicate with a photocopier.

4. Attend a meeting of a local coin club and report on your experience. Possible items to consider: a. Level of expertise of members as demonstrated by presentations and dialogues.b. Average general age of attendees. c. Ideas which might help the club extend its collector interest to a wider audience. d. How newcomer friendly is the organization. e. Suggestions on how these people might be reached with the gospel through a manner which they would find attractive. edit

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5. Select one of the three categories of your collection as required under the Currency Honor requirements 7 and 8, and increase your collection to include twice the total number of specimens. edit

Requirements 7 & 8 reproduced below for simplicity

Requirement 7. Collect and mount a type set of coins from your country of any date 
               currently being minted or in circulation. Proof, commemorative, rare,
               silver, or expensive coins are not needed. In your collection:
               a. Possess at least one coin from each mint in the type set.
               b. Locate and identify the mint mark (if any) on each coin.
               c. Locate and identify the initials (if any) of each coin's designer(s).
Requirement 8. Do two of the following:
               a. Make enlarged drawings of both sides of ten different denominations or
                  forms of coins for your country no longer in circulation.
               b. Collect, identify, and mount 25 different foreign coins. No two coins alike.
               c. Collect and mount a type set of coins from your country minted during the 20th Century.
               d. Collect and mount a date set of series of coins for your country beginning 
                  with your birth year. (Commemorative, gold, proof, expensive, or rare coins need not be included.)

6. Add to your collection at least one of the unusual (odd and curious) forms learned about in requirement 1 of the Currency Honor requirements and have in your Currency Honor files, at least a paragraph summarizing how, when and where this item was used as currency. edit

Requirement 1 reproduced below for simplicity

Requirement 1. Relate briefly the story of barter, showing three reasons why money came into
               being and naming at least ten strange forms of money used in place of coins or currency.

References edit