The U.S. Mint, in its fourth incarnation since its inception after the passage of the Coinage Act of 1792, produces from 11 to 20 million coins annually and holds the nation's $100 billion worth of gold and silver assets.
The fourth and current Philadelphia Mint is just blocks from the site of the original "Ye Olde Mint", the mint home from its founding until 1833. At the time of its construction, it was the world's largest mint.
Today's mint can coin one million coins in thirty minutes, compared with the three years it took for the original mint. The Mint offers free tours where visitors can witness the currency-making process, and find out about all stages of minting.
- Tours are by appointment, and must be scheduled two weeks or more in advance.
- Location: 151 N Independence Mall E Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-408-0114
- Website: www.usmint.gov