The Story of
the Coin Press

Pressing On...

For Teachers

For Students

For Reference

"Steam Powered Coining Press" has been designed as a starting point in the introduction of meaningful learning activities and concepts. Begin by taking your students on a virtual field trip to the Franklin Institute of Science to view The Story of the Coin Press. After viewing the photos and history of the steam powered coining press encourage exploration of the topics presented in Pressing On...Learn More About Coins and Coin Making.

Interactive online activities and printable off-line activities available in the For Students section were developed to provide students with materials that encourage independent learning. The For Reference section of the piece contains suggested additional resources, both online and printed.

The coining press and its story can be woven into many common elementary classroom thematic units and is easily adaptable to a broad range of ages. The following sections provide suggestions for integrating this piece into classroom curriculum.


Language Arts


Social Studies