United States Mint
The United States Mint primarily produces circulating coinage for the United
States to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint was created by Congress
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More Facts. David Rittenhouse was appointed by George Washington as the first
Director of the Mint. The first Mint building was the first Federal building erected ...
"Clipping" is not just an offense in football... Before they were made by machines,
coins weren't perfectly round. They also didn't have reeded (grooved) edges.
Please select from the links above to explore the Mint's history and fun facts,
learn about how coins are made, and plan your tour of Mint facilities in
More Facts. George Washington appointed David Rittenhouse, renowned
scientist, as the first Director of the United States Mint. The first Mint building was
10 Facts Coin Kids Should Know. When did coins replace stones, cattle, and
other early forms of money? What name should you call a coin collector? Who
Fast Facts. Philly Fast Fact. The US Mint building in Philadelphia (the capital of
the United States at that time) was the very first federal building constructed
Fun Facts. 1793 large cent. 55. This penny is almost as big as a half dollar...
America's first one-cent piece, called the "large cent," was first struck in 1793, one
United States Mint, stop along the Virtual Tour of Historic Philadelphia.
March 2013. 67. Fun Facts About the U.S. Mint. 1. Legend has it that Martha
Washington donated the silverware from her table to make the nation's first coins.