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Whether it was a breakthrough in communication with the telephone, or an innovator in the education of African-Americans...
10/08/2020

Whether it was a breakthrough in communication with the telephone, or an innovator in the education of African-Americans, the American Innovation program demonstrates how a person who is committed to making a difference can change our world. On sale today. https://bit.ly/2WlJnlj

Its here! the long awaited and asked for the America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™. This set showcases co...
10/08/2020

Its here! the long awaited and asked for the America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™. This set showcases coins honoring the National Park of American Samoa; Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut; Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont; and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas. Don’t miss out. https://bit.ly/2S9mRL0

The United States Mint recently adopted a new strategy for pricing products in its silver numismatic products portfolio....
10/08/2020

The United States Mint recently adopted a new strategy for pricing products in its silver numismatic products portfolio. As a result, prices for products containing silver will change EFFECTIVE October 13, 2020, with release of the 2020 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin with “S” mint mark (20EM). The new pricing will affect prices for silver products already on sale (including prior year) and those remaining to be released in 2020.

In order for the United States Mint to cover rising costs, meet its fiduciary responsibility to operate at no net cost to taxpayers, and return money to the Treasury General Fund, re-setting silver prices is necessary.

The Mint’s goal, as a financially responsible Federal agency, is to always provide the best quality numismatic products while maintaining fair prices. The first objective is to ensure that the numismatic portfolio (all product lines together) be self-sufficient and cover all associated costs. The new silver prices reflect a sound business decision aimed at meeting these obligations. (No tax dollars are used to fund numismatic operations.)

The United States Mint will continue to look for operations optimization and cost reduction efforts to deliver superior quality numismatic products at a fair price.

Get your American Eagle Silver Proof Coin with the ‘S’ mint mark in one week! This is the last year you can buy this coi...
10/07/2020

Get your American Eagle Silver Proof Coin with the ‘S’ mint mark in one week! This is the last year you can buy this coin with the original reverse minted in San Francisco. Mark your calendars. https://bit.ly/34opkH2

As part of National Arts & Humanities month, take a look Inside the Mint and learn how art brings American innovations t...
10/07/2020

As part of National Arts & Humanities month, take a look Inside the Mint and learn how art brings American innovations to life. https://bit.ly/2GyTBLr 🎨🇺🇸 🔬 ☎️ #ShowYourArt2020 #ArtsCreatesHope
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National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities

“For the coin designer, the ordinary looking object is often the most difficult to incorporate into a thought-provoking ...
10/06/2020

“For the coin designer, the ordinary looking object is often the most difficult to incorporate into a thought-provoking design, especially given the miniature scale of the $1 coin. The Gerber Variable Scale presented such a challenge, especially because it also resembles a slide rule or some other measuring device. Rather than depicting an individual using the scale, I chose to focus my design more on the functions of the device itself. Enlarging or reducing geometric shapes is one such function and, fortunately, the shape of the state of Connecticut is geometric in appearance. In the final design, the viewer also becomes the user of the scale, which I thought would also help to better engage the viewer.” — Richard Masters, Artistic Infusion Program Artist https://bit.ly/2mE2Csx #ShowYourArt2020 #ArtsCreateHope
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UW Oshkosh, University of Iowa, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Do you have loose change lying around in your home or vehicle? October is a perfect month to gather your coin and put it...
10/06/2020

Do you have loose change lying around in your home or vehicle? October is a perfect month to gather your coin and put it to good use—#EveryCoinCounts! Spend it, deposit it, or exchange it to help us #GetCoinMoving through the U.S. economy. http://www.getcoinmoving.org/
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, American Bankers Association, NAFCU - National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, ICBA, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, U.S. Small Business Administration

Balances and counterweights have been used at the United States Mint since 1792 to weigh coins and metals. The Denver Mi...
10/05/2020

Balances and counterweights have been used at the United States Mint since 1792 to weigh coins and metals. The Denver Mint has used balances since operations began in 1863. The devices range from small handheld scales to massive 10,000 ounce balances. #MintMoments

Set in a fun grocery store, “Counting with Coins” teaches basic math concepts and coin identification for students in gr...
10/05/2020

Set in a fun grocery store, “Counting with Coins” teaches basic math concepts and coin identification for students in grades K-2. Play it for free on our website at https://bit.ly/3fw57mp.

USAGov, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, American Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,

10/02/2020
"Making Money" Series, Ep. 03

How does the U.S. Mint produce the nation's circulating coins? Check out this video from our Making Money series. #ManufacturingDay

Available next week—the 2020 American Innovation Proof Set. This year’s set includes coins from Connecticut, Massachuset...
10/01/2020

Available next week—the 2020 American Innovation Proof Set. This year’s set includes coins from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina. This is a great set to inspire a love of coins and science. https://bit.ly/2WlJnlj

Take a look at the new reverse designs for the bullion and collectible versions of the American Eagle Gold and Silver Co...
10/01/2020

Take a look at the new reverse designs for the bullion and collectible versions of the American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins. These new designs will appear in 2021, the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program. Other American Eagle gold and silver proof products produced at West Point will be available in the original and new designs in 2021. Learn more about the artists and the designs at https://bit.ly/2HKQvEz
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American Numismatic Association, National Sculpture Society, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

Earn basketballs to shoot hoops and score points by solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems ...
09/30/2020

Earn basketballs to shoot hoops and score points by solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems in our free game, Math Jam. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids/games/math-jam #HoophallCoin
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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Curious about how coins circulate through the U.S. economy? The United States Mint’s production usually accounts for les...
09/30/2020

Curious about how coins circulate through the U.S. economy? The United States Mint’s production usually accounts for less than 20% of the coins that the Federal Reserve pays to circulation, while recirculated coins make up the balance. #GetCoinMoving Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Bags and rolls for the American Innovation $1 Coin are on sale now. Whether or not Connecticut is your home state, show ...
09/29/2020

Bags and rolls for the American Innovation $1 Coin are on sale now. Whether or not Connecticut is your home state, show your pride in this engineering breakthrough! https://bit.ly/3lHKurH

When it first came out in 1938, the Jefferson nickel was the only circulating coin that did not carry the initials of th...
09/29/2020

When it first came out in 1938, the Jefferson nickel was the only circulating coin that did not carry the initials of the artist. That was changed in 1966, when Felix Schlag's initials were added. The “Return to Monticello” theme is the current design of the U.S. five-cent coin. The U.S. Mint first issued this design in 2006 as the last coin in the Westward Journey Nickel Series™. https://bit.ly/39unLI7

Ever wonder why coin designs stick around for so long? The Act of September 26, 1890, amended Revised Statute 3510, by a...
09/28/2020

Ever wonder why coin designs stick around for so long? The Act of September 26, 1890, amended Revised Statute 3510, by authorizing a procedure for new coin designs generally known today as "the 25-year law". A portion of the legislation states that "no change in the design or die of any coin shall be made oftener that once in twenty-five years from and including the year of the first adoption of the design, model, die, or hub for the same coin." https://bit.ly/2uoVikV #MintMoments

Own a piece of basketball history with this exclusive commemorative coin program honoring the 60th anniversary of the Na...
09/25/2020

Own a piece of basketball history with this exclusive commemorative coin program honoring the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Surcharges from the sale of each coin are authorized to fund an endowment that will enable increased operations and educational programming. https://bit.ly/3he2EOP #HoophallCoin

The Old Spanish Trail Half Dollar was released in 1935 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Cabeza de Vaca Expedi...
09/24/2020

The Old Spanish Trail Half Dollar was released in 1935 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Cabeza de Vaca Expedition and the opening of the Old Spanish Trail. The coin was designed by L.W. Hoffecker. The obverse features a Texas steer skull and the name of the pioneer Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca. The reverse features a yucca plant in flower and a map showing the trail taken by Cabeza De Vaca. https://bit.ly/2OkMic3 [This coin is no longer available from the U.S. Mint.] #HispanicHeritageMonth

Adolph Weinmann’s timeless winged liberty design launches today at noon ET. The 2020 version features an uncirculated fi...
09/24/2020

Adolph Weinmann’s timeless winged liberty design launches today at noon ET. The 2020 version features an uncirculated finish. This work of art adds a high note to any collection. https://bit.ly/2CSVGA3

On September 23, 1974, the Fort Knox Bullion Depository breaks from its strict no-visitors policy to allow a group of jo...
09/23/2020

On September 23, 1974, the Fort Knox Bullion Depository breaks from its strict no-visitors policy to allow a group of journalists and a Congressional delegation into the vaults to view the gold reserves. The Treasury Secretary allows the visit when rumors persisted that all the gold had been removed from the vaults. Previously, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only person other than authorized personnel to access the vaults. https://bit.ly/2zbqisY

On September 22, 2008, the Lincoln One-Cent Designs emblematic of Lincoln’s career and celebrating the 2009 bicentennial...
09/22/2020

On September 22, 2008, the Lincoln One-Cent Designs emblematic of Lincoln’s career and celebrating the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth on February 12, 1809, were unveiled at a ceremony, led by Mint Director Edmund C. Moy, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2FJhVte.

In just one week, the bags and rolls for the American Innovation $1 Coin for Connecticut goes on sale. The Gerber Variab...
09/22/2020

In just one week, the bags and rolls for the American Innovation $1 Coin for Connecticut goes on sale. The Gerber Variable Scale was a breakthrough in a variety of engineering applications. https://bit.ly/3lHKurH

On September 20, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson re-appoints Eva Adams to a second term as 30th Director of the U.S. Mint...
09/21/2020

On September 20, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson re-appoints Eva Adams to a second term as 30th Director of the U.S. Mint. Ms. Adams is permitted to extend her term into the next Presidential administration in order to allow her to officiate at the opening of the new (fourth) Philadelphia Mint on which she worked during her entire tenure. #MintMoments

Get ready—October is #GetCoinMoving month! Check out the resources available for retailers, financial institutions, fami...
09/21/2020

Get ready—October is #GetCoinMoving month! Check out the resources available for retailers, financial institutions, families and individuals at http://www.getcoinmoving.org/. #EveryCoinCounts
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, ICBA, American Bankers Association, U.S. Small Business Administration, NAFCU - National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, National Credit Union Administration, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and we celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
09/20/2020

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and we celebrate the history, culture and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Honor their heritage with a purchase of the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ featuring the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas! https://bit.ly/32lt0Zq #AtB2019Qtrs

Add to your collection today, the 53rd addition to the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program—Salt River Bay National H...
09/18/2020

Add to your collection today, the 53rd addition to the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program—Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. Several product options available including a five ounce uncirculated silver coin composed of 99.9% silver. Don’t miss out! https://bit.ly/34YRzOO #AtBFinal6

On this day in 1947, the United States Air Force became a separate branch of our Armed Forces, recognizing the growing r...
09/18/2020

On this day in 1947, the United States Air Force became a separate branch of our Armed Forces, recognizing the growing role it plays in our Nation’s defense. Be sure to let any Air Force members in your life know that you appreciate their sacrifices for our country. https://bit.ly/3jceIRp

Intro pricing for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar ends at 3 p.m. today! Get your silver dollar with intro ...
09/18/2020

Intro pricing for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar ends at 3 p.m. today! Get your silver dollar with intro pricing while you still can! https://bit.ly/3hbrgaY #BecauseOfHerStory
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Smithsonian

The 2020 American Eagle Palladium Coin launches in just one week. This year’s coin is offered in an uncirculated finish,...
09/17/2020

The 2020 American Eagle Palladium Coin launches in just one week. This year’s coin is offered in an uncirculated finish, a first for this coin series. Mintage is limited to 10,000 coins. https://bit.ly/2CSVGA3

On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by members of the Constitutional Convention. The Constitution gra...
09/17/2020

On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by members of the Constitutional Convention. The Constitution granted Congress the power to coin money, regulate its value and provide for punishment of counterfeiting. Of interesting note, States were explicitly prohibited from coining money. Additionally, each year on September 17, we also celebrate Citizenship Day—recognizing "all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” 🇺🇸 #ConstitutionDay #CitizenshipDay

The reverse design of the 2012  El Yunque National Forest Quarter depicts a Coqui tree frog sitting on a leaf and a Puer...
09/16/2020

The reverse design of the 2012 El Yunque National Forest Quarter depicts a Coqui tree frog sitting on a leaf and a Puerto Rican parrot behind an epiphyte plant with tropical flora in the background. Learn more about the coin at https://bit.ly/2Oe1ibp. #HispanicHeritageMonth U.S. Forest Service - El Yunque National Forest

Intro pricing on the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar ends on 9/18. Get yours today! https://bit.ly/3hbrgaY #Be...
09/16/2020

Intro pricing on the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar ends on 9/18. Get yours today! https://bit.ly/3hbrgaY #BecauseOfHerStory
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United States Mint

When the framers of the U.S. Constitution created a new government for their untried Republic, they realized the critical need for a respected monetary system. Up to that point, currency in the U.S. included a mix of foreign and colonial currency, livestock, and produce. Soon after the Constitution’s ratification, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton personally prepared plans for a national Mint.

On April 2, 1792, Congress passed The Coinage Act, which created the Mint and authorized construction of a Mint building in Philadelphia, what was then the nation’s capital. This was the first federal building erected under the Constitution. In 1873, the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury. Learn more about the history of the Mint.

Since our institution’s founding in 1792, the Mint has taken great pride in rendering the story of our nation in coins. To hold a coin or medal produced by the Mint is to connect to the founding principles of our nation and the makings of our economy. Here and abroad, people cherish our products because they are stores of value as well as exquisite encapsulations of America’s ideals. In forms designed to be passed from hand to hand and saved from generation to generation, the coins we mint reflect our shared history and traditions. Whether it is learning to count with pennies, understanding the value of saving through the weight of a piggy bank or remembering the coin toss at your first football game, coins connect us to many of our fondest memories.

Perhaps most importantly, the Mint connects us with the core values of America. From the great promise of our “E Pluribus Unum” credo beneath the banner of Liberty, each coin is a small share in the ongoing American experience, linking us in an unbroken line to our country’s—and the Mint’s—origins in the Constitution.

The Mint is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The Mint also produces coin-related products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.

Mission

The mission of the Mint is to serve the American people by manufacturing and distributing circulating, precious metal and collectible coins and national medals, and providing security over assets entrusted to us.

Locations

The Mint operates six facilities across the United States. Each facility performs unique functions.

Tours

The Mint offers free tours of the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Touring a Mint is a fascinating and memorable experience for all ages.

Tours cover the present state of coin manufacturing and the history of a Mint. Visitors learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins.


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