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United States Mint, Philadelphia

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  • One enters through strict security and ID is required. I never quite understood this common Federal requirement as your name is not checked against a list of bad guys. The mint has two parts: a sales ...  read more »
  • Making of coins and the history of our system. There is a lot of reading, all very interesting. You do get and inside look at how the coins are produced. 
  • United States Mint - the money making machine! Literally! This place is basically printing the American money... for 200+ years. One of the three in the USA. 
  • Something like a tour of a US Mint appeals to the part of me that really enjoys to learn. The mint has a neat little section set off to the side with some historical artifacts from the old mints and some information about the origins of the US Mint and the first minted coins. There is also a video that describes a bit of the history of the mint. They also have a small display with examples of rare coinage from United States history. These coins did not mean much to me specifically, but I knew that I was looking at something special and valuable. Upstairs, they have a walkway that goes over the floor of the facility where they actually still mint coins on a daily basis. There are a lot of interactive displays that explain the process of coinage and describe each machine that can be viewed below. My only disappointment was that, on a Saturday, I was not able to actually witness the machines in operation.
  • Self guided tour, with a few nice historic displays. Good explanation of the process on the walls with accompanying videos. Kids moved through relatively quickly, only stopping at the interactive experiences. The most boring part was the viewing of the actual minting process.
  • I really enjoyed this tour. Witnessing how metal sheet is turned into coins we use every day is fascinating. The best part is that the tour is self guided so I could take as long as I wanted watching the process.
  • 1. Gold dipped pa quarters in the gift shop 2. Watching the actual creation of pennies, nickels, quarters, and presentation medials
  • Very interesting museum with plenty to see and read. Several interactive exhibits that were quite engaging. Second mint I've visited and by far the nicer of the two.
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