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A History of the United States Mint

The US Mint begain striking US coins for circulation at the Philadelphia Mint in 1792. As an official United States Mint, it was entrusted with making the nation's circulating legal tender coinage in both precious metals, copper, and nickel. Today, those old coins have become the rare coin collecting favorites of investors and collectors.

The US Mint Southern Branches
As gold was later discovered in the Southern States of Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama, branch mints were opened in Charlotte and Dahlonega.

US Mint New Orleans
With an rush of foreign gold and silver into the port of New Orleans, the US Mint opened another branch mint in Louisiana in 1838. The New Orleans Mint story is one of our favorites as coins were struck for the United States, the Confederacy, and Mexico.

US Mint San Francisco
After gold was discovered in California at Sutter's Mill in 1854, the western stampede demanded that another mint be opened much closer to the West Coast gold find. The San Francisco Mint served the western frontier states from 1854 to present.

US Mint Carson City
Finally, a massive silver find in Nevada at the famous Comstock Lode led to the creation of the Carson City Mint which we often refer to as the "CC Mint." Both gold coins and silver dollars were struck in Carson City.

US Mint Denver
After the turn of the century in 1906, another western branch was opened. The Denver Mint struck gold found in the Colorado Rockies into official U.S. Mint coins for circulation.

US Mint West Point, NY
In the 1980's, the US Mint opened the most recent mint at West Point, N.Y. to assist in striking modern gold and silver issues including various commemoratives and American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins.


Carson City Mint
Carson City Mint

New Orleans Mint
New Orleans Mint

San Francisco Mint
San Francisco Mint

Charlotte Mint
Charlotte Mint

Dahlonega Mint
Dahlonega Mint

Denver Mint
Denver Mint

Philadelphia Mint
Philadelphia Mint

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