There is an old Irish myth about a boy who 'tasted the salmon of knowledge' and this fish featured on the Irish pre-decimal florin and the Irish decimal 10p coin. This might be a good metaphor for the benefits of collecting and studying coins as a child. 

Unlocking hidden talents … and developing your child’s learning skills

Introduction Parenting challenges for the 21st century ¨Parents often complain about their children watching too much TV, or spending hours on their PC or mobile phone. Schoolwork suffers, academic standards fall Basic life skills can be difficult to develop at a young age Only a few excel at sports … and many children are put…