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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....

Women at Work: Meet the Mint’s Female Trailblazers

March 9, 2018 - Women have been an essential part of the Mint’s story from the beginning. In 1795, just three years after the Coinage Act of 1792 established a national mint, and at a time when women had few job opportunities, the Mint...

Secretary Mnuchin Visits United States Mint at Philadelphia

March 8, 2018 - By Jill Westeyn February 28, 2018 On February 22, 2018, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin made his first official visit to the United States Mint at Philadelphia where he met with the facility’s employees and observed various aspects of...

WWI Commemorative Strike Ceremony in Philadelphia

December 22, 2017 - by Sharon McPike December 19, 2017 Artist LeRoy Transfield and Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart discuss the design for the 2018 World War I Commemorative Silver Dollar. WWI Strike Event In 2018, the United States Mint will release a coin honoring the...

Philadelphia Mint Operations Legislation

April 5, 2017 - Act of May 19, 1828 Continuing the Mint at Philadelphia, and for other purposes. SECTION 1. Continues the Mint at Philadelphia until otherwise provided by law. SEC. 2. Establishes the brass toy weight procured in 1827 as the standard troy...

Wartime Contribution to Foreign Coinage

February 17, 2017 - Press Release January 30, 1945 FOR RELEASE, MORNING NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, January 30, 1945 Press Service No. 44-95 “Made in the U.S.A.” might well be inscribed on coins that today jingle in the pockets or money bags of representatives of most...

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...