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United States Mint

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“coin making”(49 reviews)
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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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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
City Centre East
+1 215-408-0230
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All reviews self guided tour coin making gift shop photo id factory floor coin collector entire process step by step commemorative coins money making production process metal detector no photography free tour own pace short video free attraction
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is right! Free tour includes watching the actual process of making today's coins. Lots of great information shared along the tour.

Thank Paige R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the kids or go alone. This is a very good lesson, up close and personal, in how our coins are minted. Learn the lengthy minting process then watch coins being made.

1  Thank Rita M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is actually the 4th Mint in Philadelphia's History. Entrance is free. We enjoyed viewing the actual manufacturing process of coins. No photography is allowed. They also make various medals at this mint that are quite interesting to see. I would recommend a visit.

Thank RickyLeeca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a self-guided tour of the world's largest mint. Their primary mission is minting everyday pennies, nickels dimes and quarters, but they also do gold and silver and military medals. Although you get to see much of the production area, you do NOT get to...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed stopping here for a couple of hours. Reminded me of all the time that I spent with my dad looking at coins as a kid. Seeing where and how they are made was nice. Self-guided tour was good because you could take...More

Thank atcdly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would do this again, but it's a good mile of walking inside on second floor. This is where you see them making the coins. It's amazing the work that goes into just making a penny. Lots of reading about the workings of how they are...More

Thank Harold D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free self guided tour is interesting and provides you with a history of the mint in philadelphia, information on how the coins are made now and in the past plus you get to view the mint in action from the viewing areas. Great place...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The self guided tour was ok. We were very fortunate that my husband I were about the only people there so we could take our time reading informative boards will displays. We really enjoyed looking down on the work floor and viewing them working. I...More

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The self-guided tour is free. It’s interesting to learn more about how coins are made and see the factory floor from up above through windows. Our children enjoyed seeing it. We bought a couple of small medals (with historical figures) for them as souvenirs and...More

Thank MsMNyc
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We found this easily while walking from other points of interest. There is no admission fee and it is well worth the visit as we were impressed with the informative and colorful displays and signage. The first level is security and the large gift shop...More

Thank L H
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11 July 2018|
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Response from moseysmelody | Reviewed this property |
They just make coins. There is a place in DC that prints outs the paper money.
Kristin M
27 May 2018|
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Response from cajunfun | Reviewed this property |
As I recall - NO photos are allowed at all!
30 July 2017|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Hayley, it depends on how fascinated or interested you are in the minting process. It is a self guided tour so you set your own pace. It will depend on others in your party, especially small children will not be amused. A... More