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Address: 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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I expect more !!!

You need to go when the factory is 100% working, otherwise you will only see windows with big machines. Its intersting, I expect more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
1962isaac
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New York City, New York

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Central PA
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had visited the mint before, but this time I had to go through the necessary evil of x-ray machines, metal detector, showing ID, etc. to obtain entrance. I had visited this once before in the early 80's (uh, that is 1980's). I entitled this review like I did because I could actually joke with one of park service guards... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit for kids and adults. It is completely FREE and fascinating to see how coins are made. The unguided tour provides plenty of useful signage so you can explore at your own pace. It's also convenient to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, etc.

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Thank Lovetogetaway4169
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the kids there. It was OK. The gift shop was the best part. The money for was not doing much when we were there so kids were not that interested. There were some interesting facts and old coins to see. Only took about 20 minutes for the whole thing.

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Thank Jsisser
Los Altos, California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the 3 coinage mints in the US. It is all self-tour style. You can watch coins being made or packaged for shipping from a viewing area above the floor of the mint workings. There are many displays about the history of our money system if you have the time and inclination to read it all.

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Thank Diana L
Davis, California
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291 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did wait to get in, but it's worth it! They have exhibits on three levels, short films, and a viewing area where you can see coins being made.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to go when the factory is 100% working, otherwise you will only see windows with big machines. Its intersting, I expect more.

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Thank 1962isaac
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was actually quite fascinating. You do have to show id's before going in, but once you are inside, you can walk at your leisure. The windows during your walk overlook the factory floor and takes you from beginning to end on how coins are made and processed. It's really interesting. Several displays... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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354 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour here is interesting - I would say "good" but not "fantastic". It's worth it to get a glimpse of how coins are made. You won't see paper money being made here - just coins. In fact, we just saw pennies now that I think of it.

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Thank Rich M
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Really interesting to get a description of how the coins are made and see the full process. However, I went when the tour was open but the minting wasn't taking place. I got to see the machines but not in operation so I would recommend going when the minting is actually being done. The small museum on the history of... More 

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Thank Hugh M
Wallingford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was the best part of our weekend trip to Philly. Both the kids and adults loved watching the coins be made and all of the steps are thoroughly explained along the way. There are no pictures allowed inside the building. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The tour is free and lasts about 45 minutes to an... More 

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