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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

June 15, 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...

U.S. Mint Police: A Call to Serve

May 8, 2018 - 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...