More than 2,800 employees work at six United States Mint facilities. One facility is a depository, one is Headquarters, and four produce coin products. In managing its facilities, the United States Mint has a program of improving sustainability regarding energy and the environment.
Touring the United States Mint is a fascinating experience for all ages and one to remember for a lifetime. Tours cover the present state of coin manufacturing and the history of the Mint. Visitors learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins.
If you aren't near Philadelphia or Denver where you can take a real tour, you can see the coin-making process online on our How Coins Are Made page.
Sales Counters: Where to Buy Our Coins
Of course, you can buy our coins online 24 hours a day, but genuine United States Mint products are also sold over the counter at several locations around the country.
- Kiosk at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The United States Mint is closing this location. Last day of sales is September 28, 2013, at 4 p.m. ET.
- Sales counter at headquarters in Washington, D.C. Current hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours are being extended. Please check back for updates. Closed federal holidays.
- Gift shop at the facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Gift shop at the facility in Denver, Colorado
Visit the United States Mint online Virtual Tour
- Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [BUY] a coin made here.
- Denver, Colorado [BUY] a coin made here.
- San Francisco, California [BUY] a coin made here.
- West Point, New York [BUY] a coin made here.
- Bullion Depository, Fort Knox, Kentucky
- Former locations: Charlotte, NC; Dahlonega, GA; New Orleans, LA; Carson City, NV
See past facilities in their historical context Interactive Timeline