On April 2, 2017, the United States Mint celebrates the 225th anniversary of the 1792 Act of Congress that established the first Mint facility in Philadelphia. Today, the Mint continues its mission by producing legal tender as well as commemorative products and medals that memorialize important moments in U.S. history.
To commemorate the 225th Anniversary of its founding, the Mint will produce and issue 24-karat gold coins and corresponding .999 fine silver medals depicting a contemporary design of Lady Liberty and an eagle. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when these products go on sale.
Take a look at behind-the-scenes footage of the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin.
On January 12, 2017, Treasury Department officials joined the Mint for the unveiling of the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony was the first in a year-long series of events planned in recognition of the Mint’s 225th anniversary in 2017.
Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing 225 years of #MintMoments, factoids and human interest stories, among other things, on our social media pages. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #USMint225 as we celebrate this special anniversary of the Mint.
As we get ready to celebrate our anniversary, let’s take a look back at how it all began. Click any of the years below to learn about the Mint's early history: