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The money museum operated by the American Numismatic Association is pictured at the headquarters on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.

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Celebrate National Coin Week with free admission to Colorado Springs' Money Museum or by attending the museum's open house Saturday.

"To recognize the role of numismatics in building bridges and promoting unity," the week's theme is "Connecting Cultures: From Many, One," a news release says.

Activities include mini-mint demonstration, during which museum guests can receive a freshly-minted National Coin Week medalette; a Plinko prize drop, where every child can drop a chip to win a prize; a raffle drawing to win 30 seconds in the Cash Cube, where the winner gets to keep all the cash they can grab; and numismatic trivia questions for a chance to win silver coins.

The museum, operated by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association, is at 818 N. Cascade Ave. Saturday is the last day to get into the museum for free. Admission typically is $8, with discounts for seniors, military and students and free admission for children 12 years old and younger.

"Every coin or piece of paper money in your pocket, purse, piggy bank or sock drawer not only has a story to tell about people, places and events, it has its own special week," a news release says.

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Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198

Twitter: @lemarie

Ellie is a crime and breaking news reporter. She's a proud Midwesterner, stationery hoarder and Earl Grey tea enthusiast. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she joined the newspaper's staff in 2016.

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