have you ever wondered how a coin is made? It's an interesting process! U.S. coins are made at the U.S. Mint. There are actually several U.S. Mints around the country that produce the coins that we spend every day at places like grocery stores and gas stations. Learn more about how money is made in What's It Like To Be.
Did you know that money didn't always look the way it looks today? In fact, a long time ago, people used things like spices and plant seeds as currency and would often barter (trade goods or services) instead of using money. That sounds strange to us, but in the past people actually did business that way. You can read more about economics (the different ways people produce, sell and acquire goods and services) in this issue.
Believe it or not, the decisions you and your friends and family make and the actions you take are part of the economy.