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The Philadelphia Mint Celebrates Its 230th Anniversary

April 7, 2022 - By Philadelphia Mint Exhibits and Public Affairs April 7, 2022 The morning of April 2, 1792, seemed like an otherwise normal Monday in Philadelphia, the largest city in the new nation and its new capital. But a long national debate...

The United States Mint Celebrates 230th Anniversary

April 2, 2022 - WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Mint celebrates its 230th anniversary. The Mint is one of the few Federal agencies whose duties are specifically referenced in the Constitution, with Article I, Section 8 establishing that “The Congress shall have the...

The History of Women on Coins

April 20, 2022 - By Stephanie Meredith March 8, 2022 Watch this video to explore the history of women on U.S. coins. In 1893, Queen Isabella of Spain became the first woman featured on a United States coin, the Queen Isabella Commemorative Quarter. It...

2021 Morgan Dollar

March 10, 2022 - In 2021, the U.S. Mint re-issued the Morgan Dollar in honor of its last year of minting in 1921. The 2021 Morgan Dollar is part of the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coin Program. Minted from 1878 to 1904, and...

2021 Peace Dollar

March 10, 2022 - In 2021, the U.S. Mint re-issued the Peace Dollar in honor of its 100th anniversary. The 2021 Peace Dollar is part of the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coin Program. This rendition, made of 99.9% silver with an uncirculated finish,...

Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins

August 6, 2021 - In 2021, the U.S. Mint releases the Morgan and Peace Dollar Anniversary Coins in recognition of the 100th anniversaries of the last year of minting of the Morgan Silver Dollar and the first year of minting of the Peace Silver...

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...

The History of the American Eagle Gold Coin

October 19, 2021 - By Valencia Scott February 11, 2021 Watch this video to learn more about the American Eagle Gold Coin reverse design used on the coin from 1986-2021. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the modern American Eagle Coin Program, let’s take...

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

February 1, 2022 - 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....