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“The kids found it the most interesting of all the attractions in the Independence Mall area”
Review of United States Mint

United States Mint
Ranked #50 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 August 2010

The US Mint was very interesting. There is security to enter it, and then it is a self-guided tour that explains how coins are made, and showing historical information before actually opening up to windows over the floor. They were running pennies while we were there, and the kids found it facinating watching the pennies travel along the conveyors. The gift shop has some nice keepsakes. The restrooms could have been cleaner.

Thank auroraarielella
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

They could do a lot to make this special, but the visit was just so-so. Looks like minimal effort is put into the displays on the self-guided tour ~ too bad. The display area of commerative coins was terrific, but everything else left something to be desired!

1  Thank DesertDweller32
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

I was very disappointed. The displays were either missing elements (like letter from Paul Revere) or were out of date. Still has George Bush as President, interpretive signs are a couple of years old, still have States Quarters as current - all was old -ooking, worn and dirty. Do not waste your time.

2  Thank roamingrev58
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Reviewed 22 May 2010

The Mint was somewhere i went with my group for a field trip. I think It was cool to see the money and the huge coins on desplay. The gift shop had earings made out of coins, and italian horn and money sign earnings, there were braclets and necklaces, pencils, and sweatshirts, even gold shavings. The one thing about the gift shop that led me not to buy anything, were the rediculous prices. In my opinion, I would not buy a bracelet made with 9 pennies (9 cents) for about 3-5 dollars. The pencils they had were, 99 cents, for one pencil. You can get a pencil for 10 cents at the dollar store, you can even get a pack of 10 pencils for a dollar. I concider myself a bargain hunter, and these prices were not for me. I do wish I got the italian horn with the money sign, because it did look really nice and i am italian. I would still recomend getting one of the sweatshirts, a piece of jewlery (for a reasonable price), or something else that you can have in remeberance of your visit, most of the stuff there you can't get anywhere else.

Thank sodial
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Reviewed 2 September 2009

The title speaks for itself. This was a self guided tour where many of the audio/ visual aids were not working properly.
If you choose to go, leave your cameras and cell phone cameras in the car, because they are not allowed in the building....in the end, there was nothing worth taking a picture of: you're far away from where the coins are made, and you see a few factory workers mulling around.

Thank mcamp
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