United States - Us MintCurrently Closed
- Address: 151 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: 1215-4080112
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
When the Philly mint was first established, the idea was for it to stand as a symbol of the gravitas of the USA. Philadelphia was at the time the capital of the nation. The “Ye Olde Mint” however was brought down by fire. The second mint built too was quickly replaced because it’s establishment was built on the salvaged parts from the first mint. The third mint was built in 1901, a grand building with a Roman Temple facade with magnificent glass mosaics. The fourth and final mint is the possibly the largest in the world and severs as a prominent landmark to the city. The Philadelphia Mint can produce up to one million coins in thirty minutes – something the original mint took three years to do. If you visit, you’ll get to watch the operations of the minting process, a fascinating thing – and you coin collectors and droll at the rare old coins, especially those made of silver donated by donated by George Washington. You ought to look at the stuffed bird in the lobby too – it was supposed to bring the mint good luck while it lived. The mint s beautiful from the inside and the displays can get very interactive – your kids, if you bring them, won’t be bored.
- Closed on Federal Holidays.
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Interesting self guided tour. After security, you ride the elevator to the top floor. Then you walk along looking at exhibits and through the windows to the actual production floor. Every now and then a mint employee will notice you and wave. Would have enjoyed taking photos.
A self-guided wall-through of one of the US’s 4 working mints. This one makes coins only, not bills. Interesting to see the working mint part. The museum aspect is adequate. Kids likes seeing the coins being made. A nice hour-long diversion. No photography allowed inside.
The Philadelphia Mint was an interesting location. Seeing how they make the money in real time is a very fun way to learn. The most impressive thing about the Mint was the Tiffany mosaic stain glass that was In the front lobby. Looking at these priceless work's of art was breathtaking. People should know that they are standing underneath work of one of America's greatest artist. This is on the level of Gaudi in Spain or Picasso in Paris. Do yourself a favour and when you walk in, just look up.
The Mint is worth a visit. Is it a "must see"? No, I don't think so. Is it interesting watching the production of our paper money? Yes. If you have never been to one of our Mints, it's worth a trip.
Nice place to stop off in Philly. Free exhibit and access. While looking down on employees working, one lifted a few things (I think it was a medal) so we could see. Learned so interesting facts too. No photos allowed tho!