Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CommunityServices Great teaching tool
We teach money recognition with these coins. They are similar enough to actual coins to be recognized as the correct coin, so you don't have to tote around a bag of actual change. There was a great variety, and plenty of each coin to use.
February 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by susanlwoodin just ok
The only problem with this item is that it doesn't state how many coins you get - it was only by weight, so unfortunately we didn't order enough
October 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AnniesMom12 GREAT for many activities
This is the second round of coins I purchased. I purchased my second set (actually I have now purchased 10 bags) because I didn't have enough for the particular activity I was doing with my 6th graders. These are great manipulatives when giving them an opportunity to learn new problem solving techniques. I am also using them to teach negative and positive numbers. They work for many different activities. I can even use them for grouping my students. I love these!
September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbyn Don't Waste Your TIme
I got these to put in a jar for kids to guess how much was in the jar. However they were so cheap and when they came it seemed much less than what I was expecting. Very disappointed.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Cool for School
These coins are great for using as classroom manipulatives in the classroom. Since I needed to purchase my own for my classroom, Oriental Trading saved me a lot of money compared to what the teacher supply catalogs wanted for plastic coins. Thank you, Oriental Trading!
August 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by poetkathi What I expected
I purchased the coins to be used in miniature claw machines for a summer carnival for Bethany House Services, an organization that helps homeless women and their children. They are exactly what I wanted and different enough from real coins that they won't wind up disappearing.
June 16, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MissyMissy Plastic Play coins..........COPY?
I had bought these to use in the classroom. Well....I guess I should have looked at the enlarged picture to see COPY written all over the coins, front and back. REALLY? Who'd be dumb enough to NOT KNOW these are fake? The word "copy" totally distracts from the purpose. I will not be able to use these in the classroom as a manipulative. One of the steps in identifying coins is being able to read the wording. I was very disappointed in this purchase.
March 2, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sundayschoolteacher29 This purchase was just alright
The "resolution" on the coins is pretty bad. I didn't think that I would care, but I did. The word "Copy" written over the image makes it impossible to see the engraving at all. I have to stare at it for a second to figure out which kind of coin it is. This will not be helpful for younger kids. However, it will be helpful for random coins, not necesarily American currency. It will also be helpful for bingo. Also, they are pretty small and I feel like I didn't get enough for my money's worth.
June 2, 2011