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About the United States Mint

US Mint Logo Image"The Congress shall have the Power . . . To coin Money."
— Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 8

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau's 220th anniversary. The United States Mint is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.

The United States Mint operates six facilities across the United States with each facility performing unique functions. Current facilities include the Headquarters in Washington, DC; production facilities in Philadelphia, PA; West Point, NY; Denver, CO; and San Francisco, CA; and the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, KY.

To find out more about the Mint's history and operations, or to purchase numismatic products, please visit the United States Mint website or the online catalog.

The Mint also operates a website for kids and educators, h.i.p. pocket change™.



Learn more about coins and medals 
available for purchase from the United States Mint.

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