Mints Around the World

  1. A Spotlight on the Royal Mint: Sovereigns, Britannias, and Beyond

    A Spotlight on the Royal Mint: Sovereigns, Britannias, and Beyond
    The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom is one of the world’s oldest and most important mints with over 1,100 years of experience. It produces all the nation’s circulating coins, as well as bullion and commemorative coinage and medals. It ha ...
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  2. The West Point Mint: A Giant of American Coinage

    The West Point Mint: A Giant of American Coinage
    The West Point Mint was built during the Great Depression in 1937 and opened its doors as the West Point Bullion Depository the following year. It was nicknamed “The Fort Knox of Silver” because it was built to store silver. The mint has a fascinating history, including half a century prior to its designation ...
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  3. A Spotlight on the Perth Mint

    A Spotlight on the Perth Mint
    Humble Beginnings For most of the 1800s, the Perth Mint was a small, sleepy town in western Australia. That changed near the turn of the century thanks to the discovery of gold at Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie. As mining exploded in the region, so too did Perth’s population. It rose from about 8,500 in 1881 to 61,000 in 1 ...
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  4. U.S. Mint to Issue West Point Mint Mark Quarters for First Time

    U.S. Mint to Issue West Point Mint Mark Quarters for First Time
    On April 2, 2019, the U.S. Mint annou ...
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  5. The Denver Mint

    The Denver Mint
    Golden Dreams in the “Great American Desert” The territory of Colorado in the mid-1800s was a wild, untamed land where trappers, traders and Indians freely roamed the plains and mountains. Most Americans believed this territory to be part of the “Great American Desert.” But w ...
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  6. The Mother Mint

    The Mother Mint
    The Philadelphia Mint is known as the “Mother Mint” because all dies for branch Mints are prepared there. It is also unique because with a few exceptions, Mint marks are excluded from coinage struck there. That’s because when the Mint first began striking coins, it was the only U.S. Mint and there was no need to provi ...
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  7. The Mystery of the San Francisco Mint Cornerstone

    The Mystery of the San Francisco Mint Cornerstone
    What Secrets Does 'The Granite Lady' Still Hold Within? How can a national treasure sealed within a granite cornerstone escape to reappear over thirty years later? Thus begins the mystery of the San Francisco Mint Cornerstone and the legendary 1870-S $3 Gold Indian Princess Hea ...
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  8. The San Francisco Mint: The 'Granite Lady'

    The San Francisco Mint: The 'Granite Lady'
    The story of the San Francisco Mint is an amazing tale. From the very beginning, coins struck at this branch office were of the highest quality. This standard became a legacy that would endure throughout the Mint's long history. The Famous "S" Mint Mark The San Francisco Mint was established as a result of the ...
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  9. The New Orleans Mint: A 'Big Easy' Legacy of Silver and Gold

    The New Orleans Mint: A 'Big Easy' Legacy of Silver and Gold
    New Orleans is famous for many things: its fine restaurants, Dixie and jazz, educational institutions, the French Quarter and the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration. Did you know it is also famous for its role in the history of U. S Coinage ...
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  10. The Comstock Lode and Carson City Mint

    The Comstock Lode and Carson City Mint
    If you take a short drive from Reno, Nevada, you will quickly find yourself transported back more than 100 years to a time when silver and gold ruled the western economy. Tiny Virginia City - it's a gem of a town, and I've had the pleasure of visiting it several times. Many of the old saloons and stores from the last century are still ...
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