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United States Mint

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
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Address: 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
Phone Number:
+1 215-408-0114
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

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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Interesting Tour

This was an interesting tour. The tour is free and takes you through the process of how coins are made. There is also a small gift shop at the end of the tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

No photos allowed inside!!! FREE admission and very informative self guided tour that lets you look from above the mint floor in an air conditioned setting! Historical and informative! NO PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE!

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This was a great place to visit!!!!! My husband is a coin collector - I'm not- but we both liked our,visit a lot. We went on a Saturday. We showed picture I.d. and then went through security. No photographs are allowed - even with no flash - which was fine with me. There is a great gift shop on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is a really cool place to visit to learn about house US Currency is made. They have interactive exhibits where you are able to design your own coin, and they show you the process on how to make coins and how it is distributed! Recommend for people of all ages 👍🏻

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This was an interesting tour. The tour is free and takes you through the process of how coins are made. There is also a small gift shop at the end of the tour.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a working factory tour from a safe distance. You enter a lobby after being screened. Photo ID is required. inside, you head upstairs to a balcony where they have displays & old machines. The stuffed Pete the Eagle is a bit intimidating. Then you go up another flight & walk down a long hall / enclosed catwalk that... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

It's a free, self-guided tour. You have to go through a metal detector first & show a photo ID. Once inside, you're in for a very informative time learning how our coins are made. Also, this mint makes medals & commemorative coins. Highly recommended, even if there is a lot of walking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was a fun experience and good to see once. The self-guided tour is free and takes about 45 minutes to do. A picture ID is required. We went on a Saturday so the machines weren't operating as they normally do. There were only 3 employees in the "minting area" who were working on special medallions of some kind. They... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Good to see them making coins and walking you through the whole process. This ttok us about 45 minutes and its free

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West Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

see how coins are minted at the mint! From an observation type deck you can see the process from blanks to coin.

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Years ago I remember going to Washington DC to the treasury and seeing paper money printed. It was an amazing and interesting tour lead by a docent. Times have changed and so now the tour is self-guided. Because there were two school groups touring - one ahead of us and one behind us - it was noisy and very crowded... More 

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