What does the U.S. Mint do? Alexander Hamilton is here to tell you all about it! In short: the Mint makes coins, up to 28 billion in a year. Coins serve many purposes, from making change at a cash register, to the coin flip at sporting events, to providing spin balance weight for space craft.
The Mint was created in 1792 in Philadelphia, then the nation’s capital, and has been cranking out coins and medals ever since. You can visit the Philadelphia Mint to see the process yourself. This year, 2017, is the Mint’s 225th birthday. To learn more about the storied history of the Mint, visit our anniversary page.
When you think Mint, think coins! Watch the video below to learn more.