U.S. Mint

U.S. Mint

The Philadelphia Mint was theĀ first mint to be opened but what you’ll be visiting is actually the fourth building to house the mint. The initial idea started in 1792 by President Washington. The mint first only produced coins as our currency and still, to this day, has the original machine used to press those coins.

All tours are self guided and you’ll see everything from large coils of copper and nickelĀ to the seven glass mosaics the Tiffany created to celebrate the opening of the third building in 1901. Look for the areas designed for the kids. All tours have audio.

While you’re there don’t forget to look for Peter. He’s the Mint Eagle. He made the first mint his home and the mint artists still study Peter when using new eagle designs.

You’ll see the coin presses in operation, the Mint key and the Mint deed signed by President Andrew Jackson along with many other artifacts on

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