April 10, 1973
The U.S. Mint’s special coins and medals and computer employees begin the move back to the Mint’s old home—the Old San Francisco Mint, Fifth and Mission Streets—on Wednesday, April 11, 1973, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint, announced today.
The employees begin arriving from 50 Fell Street at 10:00 a.m. to start settling in at their newly renovated quarters.
This particular moving day is a nostalgic happening for the Mint. The Old Mint is the first public building to comply with Public Law 92-362 of August 4, 1972, providing for the adaptive use of surplus historical structures. The restoration is still in progress and it will take another year or two before the exterior is restored to its original appearance. In the meantime, it will be a thriving place of business and the museum portion will open in the near future.
For further information, please call Ken Connor, Assistant Director for the Mint’s West Coast Operations, (415) 556-8372.