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United States Mint

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-408-0114
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09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns...

As close to the proverbial money-tree as you'll get. The U.S. Mint turns out 1.5 million coins per hour, and you can see how they do it.

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Coin making

The first plus is this is a free attraction that only requires a valid ID to get in and not too far from the Independence Mall. There was line but the wait was not long at all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Adriana M
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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free tour, just a valid id required. Use the bathroom before starting tour because it is long if you look at everything and read in depth. No photos allowed inside the building. we found it fascinating and spent about 2 hours, much longer than I thought we would. There was an elementary class coming through on a tour, and they... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first stop in Philadelphia as it was right around the corner from my hotel. A very interesting tour with explanations as to how coins were made from way back when to the present day. See the mint in action and be awed by the amount of coins produced. A nice gift shop affords the opportunity to purchase... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first plus is this is a free attraction that only requires a valid ID to get in and not too far from the Independence Mall. There was line but the wait was not long at all. This was very interesting learning about the history of coin money first then going back and actually seeing the steps that are taken... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of two US mints where coinage is produced. They don't give samples, but you can watch coinage being produced and the tour is free to all. An interesting and worthwhile visit.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple self guided tour. Good view looking down on equipment. Not all coins are made every day. Excellent gift shop. Lots of coins to purchase. Hint they have a change machine that gives out uncerculated coin.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original building was build in 1792 and the press that produce the first US coins in on display. Prior to the mint press coins were hand made. You can join a public tour.

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what an experience this was! I had no idea you would actually see workers at work creating our coins. Once you enter the mint building you can enjoy a nice gallery of exhibits. Continue upstairs to the self-guided tour. As you walk down the pleasant and airy hallway which contains several interactive exhibits, you'll learn about the process of... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this tour and found it interesting watching the manufacture of coins for the USA. It took about an hour but nice displays and large glass windows to watch the workers and machines in operation.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice self guided tour I was hoping to get closer to the actual coins being made but still was happy with visit. It is nice to be able to go at your own pace.

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mint has a very interesting tour. Just make sure you leave you camera behid as photograps are not permitted. They will not confiscate your cell phone just please keep it stored during your visit and not out.

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