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Coin Production

April 26, 2021 - The U.S. Mint makes the nation’s circulating coins, as well as bullion and numismatic (collector) coins. The Mint’s four production facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point use a variety of machines and processes. Explore the steps of...

Die Making at the U.S. Mint

April 23, 2021 - The artistic designs on U.S. Mint coins and medals aren’t etched into each coin – they’re pressed. To press a design onto coins and medals, the Mint needs a stamp called a die. To make a die, the Mint uses...

One Hundred Years of Silver Dollar Coinage (1878-1978)

April 16, 2021 - By Jill Westeyn April 15, 2021 This year marks the 100th anniversary of completion of coinage of the Morgan Dollar and the 100th anniversary of commencement of coinage of the Peace Dollar. Essentially, it’s the centennial of the transition between...

How Coins Are Made: Coin Production Terminology

April 22, 2021 - 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 to better understand how the U.S. Mint makes coins. To review the parts of...

How Coins Are Made: The Design and Selection Process

September 24, 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, 2021 - 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...

Historic Coin Production

April 22, 2021 - 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

April 22, 2021 - 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...