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Going to Philadelphia to watch the United States Mint make coins is one of the most fascinating things a coin collector can do.
The U.S. Mint turns out tens of millions of coins a month.
At the lightning-fast speeds of the U.S. Mint machines, it can be dizzying to watch the action as you see thousands of blank pieces of metal turn into legal tender right before your eyes.
If you live in Philly or plan to be anywhere in the area of New Jersey, Delaware, or Pennsylvania for vacation, be sure to take a swing by the United States Mint in Philadelphia! The tour is free and the experience is something you’ll never forget!
I’m the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I’m also the editor at CDN Publishing (a trusted source for the price of U.S. rare coins), editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I’ve contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I’ve also authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!