United States Mint, Philadelphia!

United States Mint, Philadelphia
What is it? The Philadelphia branch of the United States Mint!
What makes it historical? Opening its doors in 1792, the Philadelphia mint was the first federal building constructed under the new US Constitution! At opening, the first American pennies, dimes, and dollars (nickels and quarters would come later) rolled into the streets of Philadelphia and beyond!

The building has been through four incarnations between 1792 and 1969 and is totay the world’s largest mint! In addition to the 1 million circulating coins it can produce every half hour, this mint also produces collectable and commemorative coins, as well as Congressional award medals! You’ll know your coin was minted here if it has a tiny “P” on it!

How can I Help the Helpers? HERE’S HOW:

  • Take a tour of the mint!
  • Become a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania!
  • Donate to Historical Society of Pennsylvania!
  • Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
Where is this place? 151 N. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106

From Harrisburg: ~108mi (174km) — 1.8hrs
From Philadelphia: ~1mi (2km) — 0.1hrs
From Pittsburgh: ~305mi (491km) — 5.1hrs
From Scranton: ~126mi (203km) — 2.1hrs

When should I go? The Mint is open for tours from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays during the summer!

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