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History of the U.S. Mint

April 3, 2018 - On April 2, 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, establishing the first national mint in the United States. During the Colonial Period, monetary transactions were handled using foreign or colonial currency, livestock, or produce. After the Revolutionary War, the U.S....

Inside the Denver Mint: The First Coining Press

September 19, 2017 - September 19, 2017 Inside the Denver Mint, there are many artifacts from the United States Mint’s 225-year history. One of the things you might find is a replica of the first coining press from 1792. For the first 40 years...

Inside the Denver Mint: The Millionaire Calculating Machine

August 22, 2017 - August 22, 2017 If you visit the Denver Mint, you might meet a millionaire. But this millionaire isn’t a person, and it’s not a coin, either. It’s an object you might use every day in school or as an application...

Visiting the Denver Mint

March 13, 2018 - Learn the rich history of the United States Mint and how we produce billions of coins each year for the American public with a free, guided tour of the Denver facility. Tours are strictly for adults and children 7 years...

Mint Marks Restored to Coins

February 17, 2017 - Press Release January 4, 1968 The 1968 United States coins, which carry mint marks for the first time since the 1964 dated coins, were shown today at the Denver Mint. Miss Eva Adams, Director of the Mint, and Mrs. Marian...

Striking of Benjamin Franklin-Liberty Bell Half-Dollars

February 17, 2017 - Press Release April 15, 1948 Press Service No. S-697 Secretary Snyder announced today that the new Benjamin Franklin-Liberty Bell half dollars are now being struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and will be supplied to Federal Reserve Banks and...

Mint Facilities Suspend Coin Production

February 15, 2017 - Press Release February 9, 1977 Deputy Director of the Mint Frank H. MacDonald announced today that, effective February 11, the Denver Mint and the West Point Depository will suspend production of coins for an indefinite period. Coin-making dies used by...

Selection of a Site for the New Denver Mint

February 10, 2017 - Press Release July 16, 1974 FOR RELEASE AT 9:00 A.M., MDT, JULY 16, 1974 Director of the Mint, Mary T. Brooks, made the following statement today on the selection of a site for the new Denver Mint, at Denver, Colorado....