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U.S. Mint Police: A Call to Serve

September 19, 2017 - By Sharon McPike May 15, 2017 Every year, the United States Mint Police safeguard more than 1,650 Mint employees, more than $100 billion in gold, silver and coinage, and thousands of visitors to Mint facilities. Established in 1792, the United...

Restoration of the Old San Francisco Mint Has Been Completed

February 15, 2017 - Press Release November 1, 1976 The exterior and interior restoration of the Old San Francisco Mint, one of the finest examples of Federal classic revival architecture in the West, has now been completed, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint,...

Final Strikes of Silver Bicentennial Coins

February 15, 2017 - Press Release June 29, 1976 On June 22, Mint Director Mary Brooks activated the presses at the San Francisco Assay Office to strike the last of the 45 million 40% silver Bicentennial coins ordered by Congress to celebrate the 200th...

U.S. Mint Secures Philippines Coinage Production Order

February 15, 2017 - Press Release March 8, 1976 The U. S. Mint has successfully concluded negotiations to produce 250 million coins for the Central Bank of the Philippines in 1976. Dr. Alan J. Goldman, Assistant Director for Technology, who was accompanied by Richard...

First Strikes Celebrate the Bicentennial

February 13, 2017 - Press Release April 10, 1975 The first production strikes of the three 40% silver bicentennial coins are scheduled to begin on April 23, 1975, at the San Francisco Assay Office, San Francisco, California, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Director of the Mint,...

“The Granite Lady’s” New Gold Display

February 10, 2017 - Press Release December 2, 1974 Notice to Assignment Editors Sneak preview for the press at the Old Mint, Fifth and Mission Streets, San Francisco, California, on Monday, December 9, 1974, at 11:00 a.m.: The Granite Lady starring the Old San...