United States Mint
Although headquartered in Washington DC, the United States Mint’s largest facility is located in Philadelphia and the current facility is the fourth Philadelphia mint. The first facility was built in 1792 and until 1968, the Philadelphia mint was responsible for nearly all official proof coinage. Today, the facility is open to tours by the public where they can view the actual coining operations from 40 feet above the factory floor and learn about the complex process of minting US Currency.
- See the first coining press used to strike out our nation's first coins in 1792
- Witness the long process that took the nation's first coin makers three years to produce the United States' first one million coins (Philadelphia can now produce 1 million coins in 30 minutes)
- See the Mint Deed signed by U.S. President Andrew Jackson
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/?action=philadelphia.