I'm not sure how new this undated publication is, but it's new to me. Available for download on the U.S. Mint web site, it's A
Handbook to the Self-Guided Tour of the United States Mint. Here's an excerpt. -Editor
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES MINT AT PHILADELPHIA
You are standing in the largest coin factory in the world – The United States Mint at Philadelphia! Many of the coins you use every day are
made right here! The United States Mint was established in Philadelphia in 1792, and coins have been continuously struck here for over 200 years. The
United States Mint is the nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. In addition to circulating coins, the United States Mint also produces
numismatic products at four manufacturing sites across the country. Numismatic products include commemorative coins; proof and uncirculated coins;
silver, gold and platinum bullion coins; and Congressional Gold Medals. The United States Mint is also responsible for protecting our nation's gold
and silver reserves.
During your self-guided tour of the Philadelphia facility, you will learn about our extraordinary history and see our current coin design and
manufacturing processes. Our exhibits, artifacts and David Rittenhouse Theater will highlight coin making at the first United States Mint in colonial
Philadelphia. Our interactive displays, videos and our very own skilled and proud staff will demonstrate how today's coins are safely and efficiently
made in the world's largest mint.
THE GALLERY Our interactive, self-guided tour has been divided into color-coded areas to help you better understand the coin and medal
making – or minting – process. At the start of the Gallery, look for a key with special images and colors to help you distinguish the different coin
design and manufacturing areas.
To read the complete booklet, see:
UNITED STATES MINT AT PHILADELPHIA: A Handbook to
the Self-Guided Tour of the United States Mint (https://www.usmint.gov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Philly_MintTour_VERSION1.pdf)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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