United States - Us Mint810 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 151 North Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: 1215-4080112
- 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.
United States - Us Mint Travel Tips
- Closed on Federal Holidays.
How to Reach United States - Us Mint
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United States - US Mint Reviews & Ratings
We visited the mint on July 3rd 2019. We happened to be there for the coin release of the Pride of Two Nations set. Got our coins and got them signed. If that wasn't enough the self guided tour of the mint is amazing and informative. Other than breathing its the only free thing in Philly. The gift shop was awesome with a huge variety of things and the staff was super helpful. Shout out to Matthew Holben, great things in your future kind sir, was a pleasure to meet you. Overall, the mint is a fantastic stop to make with your families or just on your own. The minting process is fascinating and the tour is a great experience! Never know could open up the world of coin collecting to the curious.
One of the staples of not only Philly but America, holistically. Being a typical America I have coins and spend them or throw them in my coin jar and don’t think twice. The Mint highlights the history of coins and takes visitors down a journey that highlights what is involved in the life cycle and background of coins. The star of the show is the staff member that monitors the tour areas, cleaning the windows and exhibits. I apologize for not knowing his name but he would randomly pop up and quickly strike up a conversation. He was a wealth of knowledge and offered much more than a visitor would learn through the self guided tour.
Right when we walked in Stein made us feel so welcomed! Very interesting self guided tour. Saw dimes being made. Thanks Stein!!
Very fascinating seeing how coins are made! The last fact leaving the factory hallway about the metal dust in the carpet, my favorite. Very cool and FREE place, must see. Just can't take pictures inside. It's ok, I understand.
If you're in Philadelphia looking for things to do, this is a great experience that is also free! It was interesting to see how money is made as well as learning some of the history behind it!