United States Mint - Philadelphia, Philadelphia

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    See how they make coins

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Nov 23, 2007

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    US Mint

    The US Mint is where you can learn all there is to know about US coins, from dime to dollar, and watch the actual coin production process. Entering the building requires you to produce a photo identification and you're not allowed to take any pictures.

    Tours of the US Mint are available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

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    Come see how US coins are made

    by alex0312 Updated Jul 30, 2007

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    The place is pretty nice. Unfortunately you do not get to see it up close and personal. You are able to walk through and read about a lot of interesting stuff. You can see some of the activity from behind glass as you walk through upstairs. They do not allow cameras inside and there is nowhere to leave them so do not bring one if you have it. Also, there is no admission fee which is nice, plus they certainly make enough money not to have to charge.

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    US Mint of Philadelphia

    by GUYON Updated Dec 26, 2003

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    US Mint

    They make the coins (30 millions a day).
    Free. Photo and video forbiden. You pass on a gallery and you see the machines making the coins. Most of them are dedicated to the quarters. You see also the staff including those who are doing nothing or who are watching VT on Internet.
    It was the first time, I saw money swept with a broom and put in a trash bin.

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    Money, money, money

    by acemj Written Jul 6, 2003

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    There are many branches of the U.S. Mint all around the country, but the Philadelphia branch is among the most significant and oldest. They make all kinds of U.S. coins, from the dyeing of the coins to their engraving. Tours are possible, but they must be arranged through Congressional sponsorship. In other words, you must call your Senator or Representative. Call the number below for more details.

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    United States Mint

    by bct341 Updated Apr 30, 2003

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    U.S. Mint

    One of the U.S. Mints is located in Philadelphia.

    The mint is responsible for the engraving of U.S. coins and medals; production of medal and coin dies; production of coins of all denominations for general circulation; production of regular uncirculated coin sets; production of commemorative coins authorized by Congress; production of medals; the conducting of public tours and maintenance of the facility's sales center.

    Tours:
    Tours of students and youth groups (grades kindergarten through 12), and organized military and veteran groups may be arranged through the Office of Exhibits and Public Services at the Philadelphia Mint at (215) 408-0112, by appointment only. Two weeks advance notice is required for scheduling and security purposes.

    Tours for groups of six or fewer citizens at a time may be arranged through Congressional sponsorship. Contact information can be found for your Senator at http://www.senate.gov/senators/senator_by_state.cfm or for your Representative at http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.htm. Please note that two weeks advance notice is required for scheduling and security purposes.

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    UNITED STATES MINT

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you have the time, see money being made at the largest mint in the world, the UNITED STATES MINT. I'll have to return for this.

    Pictured is the CITY HALL.

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    US Mint

    by GUYON Written Sep 7, 2002

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    T shirt

    My wife bought me a T-shirt with two banknotes in the pocket. It is written : 'My children think I'm a Bank'. They have no humour and they have not appreciated.

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    The US Mint

    by TheBigMan Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Its great to see money being made although they dont let you take free samples. You can buy some collectables in the shop.

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