The United States Mint sincerely appreciates your interest in linking to our Web site. In general, we will not find links to our Web site objectionable if they:
- Display to the viewer the URL itself, or display as a text hyperlink the correct name of the Web site or its component such as “United States Mint” or “The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Website” (use of the official seal of the United States Mint or other graphic logos or graphic trademarks for linking purposes is not permitted),
- Link from within an accurate and appropriate context, as a service to your customers, when they need to find official government information on United States coins and the United States Mint, its activities, services and products,
- Comply with applicable laws*, in particular ensuring that links and their context will not mislead or deceive the public or imply that the United States Mint, the Department of the Treasury, or the United States Government sponsors, endorses, approves, or is associated with any nonfederal entity, person, activity, product, or service, and
- Do not link from within a frame or establish an inline link to an image on our Web site.
We may link to other Web sites in accordance with our linking policy, whether or not the other Web site links to us. The United States Mint does not engage in reciprocal linking arrangements. Please check your links often, as our site may be updated frequently.
* For example:
18 U.S.C. § 709 prohibits a person from knowingly using, without written permission of the Director of the United States Mint, “the words ‘United States Mint’ or ‘U.S. Mint’ or any colorable imitation of such words, in connection with any advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast, telecast, or other production, in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast, telecast, or other production, is approved, endorsed, or authorized by or associated in any manner with, the United States Mint.”
31 U.S.C. § 333 prohibits a person from using, “in connection with, or as a part of, any advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product, whether alone or with other words, letters, symbols, or emblems [of the Treasury Department, its bureaus, including the United States Mint, and its officials, including United States Mint officials] . . . in a manner which could reasonably be interpreted or construed as conveying the false impression that such advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product is in any manner approved, endorsed, sponsored, or authorized by, or associated with, the Department of the Treasury or any [Treasury Department bureau or official].”