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United States Mint

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“coin making”(49 reviews)
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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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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1819
City Center East
+1 215-408-0230
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 13, 2005

They've just recently reopened for tours, and it's worth going. You can line up for the 9AM opening on week days and get in for free. Just be prepared- NO CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED IN THE MINT! If you check their web site, you're lucky that...More

17  Thank mikerpics
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 12, 2003

We knew we needed approval and reservations through our local senator in order to get into the Mint - especially as we were a family of 10 (relatives from out of the state came too). We obtained the necessary approval (so we thought) and were...More

15  Thank NanaJ12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's pretty interesting and if you're looking for something to do for an hour or so it's a good time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mint was on our list of must do! The friends with me are numismatist s. I like money too but I don’t collect it. The tour is free but you still need tickets. We stopped on an afternoon and there were no tickets left...More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The price is right! Free tour includes watching the actual process of making today's coins. Lots of great information shared along the tour.

Thank 948paiger
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Take the kids or go alone. This is a very good lesson, up close and personal, in how our coins are minted. Learn the lengthy minting process then watch coins being made.

1  Thank Rita M
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is actually the 4th Mint in Philadelphia's History. Entrance is free. We enjoyed viewing the actual manufacturing process of coins. No photography is allowed. They also make various medals at this mint that are quite interesting to see. I would recommend a visit.

Thank RickyLeeca
Reviewed September 27, 2018

It's a self-guided tour of the world's largest mint. Their primary mission is minting everyday pennies, nickels dimes and quarters, but they also do gold and silver and military medals. Although you get to see much of the production area, you do NOT get to...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed stopping here for a couple of hours. Reminded me of all the time that I spent with my dad looking at coins as a kid. Seeing where and how they are made was nice. Self-guided tour was good because you could take...More

Thank atcdly
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Would do this again, but it's a good mile of walking inside on second floor. This is where you see them making the coins. It's amazing the work that goes into just making a penny. Lots of reading about the workings of how they are...More

Thank Harold D
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This free self guided tour is interesting and provides you with a history of the mint in philadelphia, information on how the coins are made now and in the past plus you get to view the mint in action from the viewing areas. Great place...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

The self guided tour was ok. We were very fortunate that my husband I were about the only people there so we could take our time reading informative boards will displays. We really enjoyed looking down on the work floor and viewing them working. I...More

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July 11, 2018|
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Response from moseysmelody | Reviewed this property |
They just make coins. There is a place in DC that prints outs the paper money.
May 27, 2018|
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Response from cajunfun | Reviewed this property |
As I recall - NO photos are allowed at all!
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Hayley, it depends on how fascinated or interested you are in the minting process. It is a self guided tour so you set your own pace. It will depend on others in your party, especially small children will not be amused. A... More