Pages related to: Coin Production

How Coins Are Made: Coin Production Terminology

August 26, 2020 - By Stephanie Meredith August 26, 2020 Blank. Planchet. Upsetting. Burnishing. You may have heard these words before, but what do they mean? Learn about these terms and explore the seven steps of how the U.S. Mint produces coins and medals....

How Coins Are Made: The Design and Selection Process

May 12, 2020 - By Stephanie Meredith May 6, 2020 The U.S. Mint produces millions of coins a year, some that you use in daily commerce and some just for collecting. If you’ve ever been on a tour of the Mint at the Philadelphia...

The History of U.S. Circulating Coins

April 22, 2019 - The story of U.S. circulating coins began long before the opening of a national mint in 1792. Before national coinage, a mix of foreign and domestic coins circulated, both during the Colonial Period and in the years following the Revolutionary...

Coin Production

September 3, 2019 - The U.S. Mint has produced coins for this nation for over 225 years. Coin production evolved from slow horse- and man-powered machinery to fast computer-controlled machines. Explore the history of coin production and how the process changed through the years....

Women at Work: Meet the Mint’s Female Trailblazers

March 6, 2020 - Women have been an essential part of the U.S. Mint’s story from the beginning. Just three years after the Coinage Act of 1792, the Mint hired its first two female employees. In the years that followed, women gained opportunities not readily...

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...

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...