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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is about a Mint (an industrial facility which manufactures coins for currency) from the US region referred to as the Philadelphia Branch Mint.

US - Philadelphia Branch Mint is located at:
151 North Independence Mall East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-1886, USA

US - Philadelphia Branch Mint

US - Philadelphia Branch Mint

Philadelphia Branch Mint
Philadelphia Branch Mint
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Philadelphia Geo Location
Latitude: 39.9536
Longitude: -75.1474
Elevation: 39 ft (12 m)
Philadelphia Branch Mint
Part of: United States Mint
Address: 151 North Independence Mall East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-1886, USA
Phone: 1-215-408-0112

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US - Philadelphia Branch Mint Description

United States Philadelphia Mint Facility

The nation's first mint provides a wide array of coins and manufacturing services. Like the Denver facility, Philadelphia makes circulating coins of all denominations, commemorative coins as authorized by Congress, and produces the dies for stamping coins and medals. Philadelphia manufactures the "P" mint mark portion of the uncirculated coin sets. In addition, the Philadelphia Mint employs the elite team of sculptor-engravers who are entrusted with creating designs and sculptural models for the production of all the Nation's coins and medals.

The first mint was erected at 7th and Arch Streets and by March, 1793, it delivered its first circulating coins: 11,178 copper cents. Their production was overseen by David Rittenhouse, a leading American scientist and the first Director of the United States Mint.

As the United States and its economy grew, the nation required more coins and larger Mint facilities. The mint expanded accordingly and moved three times. Its current facility, Philadelphia's fourth, opened in 1969.


General Tour Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed Federal Holidays except as noted below.
Summer Tour Hours
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Monday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 4 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


United States Philadelphia Mint

The Mint's largest facility is the Philadelphia Mint. The current facility at Philadelphia, which opened in 1969, is the fourth Philadelphia Mint. The first was built in 1792, when Philadelphia was still the U.S. capital, and began operation in 1793. Until 1980, coins minted at Philadelphia bore no mint mark, with the exceptions of the Susan B. Anthony dollar and the wartime Jefferson nickel. In 1980, the P mint mark was added to all U.S. coinage except the cent. Until 1968, the Philadelphia Mint was responsible for nearly all official proof coinage. Philadelphia is also the site of master die production for U.S. coinage, and the engraving and design departments of the Mint are also located there.