Pages related to: Coin Production

Coin Production

July 25, 2018 - When the U.S. Mint first opened in 1793, coin production was a very physical, slow, and imprecise process. The first Mint in Philadelphia consisted of a three-story brick building along with a series of smaller buildings housing crude horse and...

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...

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...

Coin Finishes

July 20, 2017 - Do you know the different types of coins the Mint makes? The Mint produces proof, circulating, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; and silver and gold bullion coins. “Circulating,” “uncirculated,” and “proof” are the Mint’s collectible coins. Maybe you’ve heard these terms...

Coinage Act of April 2, 1792

April 19, 2017 - Establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United States. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, and it is hereby enacted and declared, That...

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...

Legislation to Regulate Gold Coins

April 5, 2017 - Act of June 28, 1834 Concerning gold coins of the United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the gold coins of...

Legislation to Further the Establishment of a Mint

April 5, 2017 - Act of January 18, 1837 Further in regard to the establishment of a mint and regulation of coins of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress...

Legislation to Allow for New Coin Designs

April 5, 2017 - Act of September 26, 1890 To amend section thirty-five hundred and ten of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and to provide for new designs of authorized devices of United States coins. Be it enacted by the Senate and...

U.S. Mint Launches Video Series for 225th Anniversary

December 6, 2017 - By Office of Corporate Communications February 8, 2017 In honor of its 225th Anniversary, the United States Mint premiered the first installment of a new video series this month entitled “Then & Now.” The six-part series incorporates historical footage from 1940...