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United States Mint

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
Phone Number: 215-408-0114
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 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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How money is made

We went here because I collect coins and it was a short walk from the liberty bell. It was interesting to see how the coins were made. This is a walking tour and it also involves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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baltimore, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my boys ages 11 and 13 here. We spent more time here than I thought and we enjoyed it more than anticipated. It is crazy that it costs 3 cents to make a penny! I lived in Australia for a while and they got rid of their pennies, probably for that reason. But it is very educational and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here because I collect coins and it was a short walk from the liberty bell. It was interesting to see how the coins were made. This is a walking tour and it also involves an escalator. When you take the tour you can see how the coins are designed and then you get a birds eye view of... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visit is very short but is quite instructive on the process to make coins and on the types of coins existing in the U.S.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have toured all the other mints so needed to do this one. It's very well laid out with explanations and places to observe money being made. Well worth the time.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's fascinating to see how U.S. coins are made if you've never seen it. Great for drop in visit because tour is self-guided. Go in the morning for best chance of seeing the production lines running.

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting! Essentially one exhibit, on how money is made, with interactive touch screens and big windows looking over the mint machines. (Note: no photography is allowed in the mint.) The kids (11 and 7) loved it! The gift shop has interesting things in it.

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Jenison, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 1.5-2 hours here. My son and husband loved the history of the coins as well as how they are made. They have a small museum like area that you can walk around first, a short movie about the history of coin making and then you can watch the factory workers. Very informative and setup nicely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was awesome to take the kids to see how they make the money. They learned a lot and enjoyed every second. It is very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit. You get to see and watch how coins are made, learn about the history of coins and also see a huge variety of old coins. The setup is awesome and a self guided tour is easy. I fully recommend a visit. Make sure you see Ben franklins grave that's next door as many miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

BRING YOUR ID... I left my purse in the car, which was parked too far away and did not have a photo ID, so I had to wait outside while my family was inside.... They liked it as they saw coin money manufactured... Visit the Fed Reserve which has a money exhibit that I thought was worth the stop and... More 

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