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U.S. Mint - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 57.173 W 075° 08.875
18S E 487365 N 4422537
Quick Description: The fourth and current mint of Philadelphia. It is free to visit, just show your ID at the entrance.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2017 11:13:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMTRW9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Two blocks from the site of the first mint, the fourth and current Philadelphia Mint opened its doors in 1969. It was designed by Philadelphia architect Vincent G. Kling, who would also help design Five Penn Center, Centre Square, and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.[2] It was the world's largest mint when it was built and held that distinction as of January 2009.

The Philadelphia Mint can produce up to one million coins in 30 minutes.[3] It took three years for the original mint to produce that many. The mint also produces medals and awards for military, governmental, and civil services. Engraving of all dies and strikers only occurs here. Uncirculated coins minted here have the "P" mint mark, while circulated coins from before 1980 carried no mint mark except the Jefferson nickels minted from 1942–1945 and the 1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar coins. Since 1980, all coins minted there have the "P" mint mark except cents.

Tours can be taken where all stages of minting are explained, along with displays of past equipment. This takes place via an enclosed catwalk above the minting facility itself. Various video stations are placed along the tour route, where visitors can push buttons to watch videos about various stages of the minting process. Most of those videos were narrated by Baseball Hall of Fame announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies (and voice of NFL Films), Harry Kalas."

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Free Sample Offered: no

Gift Shop Available: yes

Restaurant/Cafe Available: no

Length of Tour: 30-60 Minutes

Type of product manufactured: Misc

Company Name: United States Mint

Tour Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Admission Price: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Tour's Web Site: [Web Link]

Street Address:
151 N Independence Mall E Philadelphia, PA 19106


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