The Buffalo Numismatic Association
P.O. Box 6, Lancaster, N.Y. 14086

The Most Active Numismatic Club In Western New York

Scouting & Youth Activities

Last Updated: January 27, 2017

Young Numismatists Club

The BNA Young Numismatists Club meets at every BNA Coin Show (see the BNA Calendar). Look for the “Kids Corner” sign at the show and see what fun activity we are doing for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 years old. The more shows that you come to, the bigger the prize you will win at the end of the year.

For more information, contact The BNA Scouting & Youth Coordinator at

Coin Collecting Merit Badge

The Buffalo Numismatic Association (BNA) sponsors a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic twice per year that is open to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, siblings and kids interested in coin collecting.  The workshop is offered in the spring at the Gold and Silver Expo and in the fall at the BNA's Annual Convention.

  Click here for the date of the next Coin Collecting Workshop

Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic

The Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic is a fun filled day where scouts learn about coins and coin collecting. Each participant receives a bag of materials and free coins to help them start their collection.  Door prizes, giveaways (for correct answers to questions) and the "Deal or No Deal" game give scouts the opportunity to collect additional coins, books and albums.


"Be Prepared" is a motto that all Boy Scouts live by and earning this merit badge will take some preparation.   Before arriving at the clinic, each scout must complete the following prerequisites in order to earn the merit badge: Coin Collecting Merit Badge Pamphlet OLD   

  • Read the entire Coin Collecting Merit Badge Pamphlet -Version 2008 (Yes! The whole thing!)
     Click here if you can't get your hands on one
  • Req. #6: Collect at least five different State Quarters (dated 1999 - 2009)
  • Req. #7: Collect a set of currently circulating U.S. coins
  • Req. #9d: Collect a date set of a single type since the year of your birth

  Click here to download a printable flyer of the prerequisites

Additional Resources

Here is a list of printable flyers and workbooks that you can print and handout at your troop meetings to help your scouts prepare for the clinic:

BNA Handouts and Workbooks
  Troop Meeting Flyer (1 page)
  Troop Meeting Flyer (2 pages with Prerequisites)
  Coin Collecting Merit Badge Requirements and Worksheets
        (This is not the BSA Pamphlet)

Merit Badge Requirement Resources

Can't get your hands on a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Pamphlet
 Click here to see all the requirements and Internet Resources to help you

For More Information

Contact: Jim Bucki at

US Mint Unveils Designs for 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Click here to see the 2010 BSA Commemorative Silver Dollar