Coin Carousel Brings Coin Collecting to Next Generation


In 1999, the U.S. Mint release of the 50 State Quarters® Program prompted a resurgence in coin collecting and became the most successful coin collecting series in history. However the younger generation is not adopting coin collecting as a hobby, like they have in the past.

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A spinner from the Coin Carousel™ collection system holds up to five quarters

Whether the cause is electronic entertainment or the decline in use of coins, Elia Martinez, an Arizona inventor, wants to put a new spin on coin collecting, specifically to entice the next generation of coin collectors and bridge the gap between generations.

"Coin collecting is a hobby that connects generations," said Martinez, "but to interest children in the fast-paced digital age, we need to have a way to hold their attention and give them a way to engage with the hobby on their level."

The Coin Carousel™ is designed to hold the 50 State Quarters and America the Beautiful Quarters® in a collection system. Each carousel holds five U.S. quarters in individual coin frames, capturing the coin so all sides are visible and free to be examined.

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The Coin Carousel holds, stores and organizes quarters

These carousels are stacked into a numbered library storage system to track each quarter in the collection.

Martinez says, "Knowing how much I loved looking at coins as a child with my dad, I wanted to create a new system for coin collections so they can be displayed, viewed, and most importantly, shared."

Coin Carousel, a LAgeek product, is a quarter collection system designed to collect, store, and display U.S. quarters minted after 1932. The Coin Carousel comes in a variety of sizes in five unit arrays in multiple stacks; made in the USA with long-lasting high-impact materials. For more information please visit, available on

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Joe Brown

Clever idea, that would have been right up my ally. If they came out during the state 1/4 program i would have stored them that way, same for America The Beautiful Quarters, but i’m filling my ATB with the book i bought off our mint. Might be good idea to sell them with a hand book for next generation.


Here is a chance for the Mint to really try to get more interest from the younger generation. They need to put some money in ADVERTISMENT!! I mean BIG ads targeted to the younger people. If not it will be a waste and they will have to build a building to store … spinners? Hey, maybe add lights to the things to really get noticed. The Mint has to spend money in advertising to sell money!