United States Mint

About the United States Mint

The United States Mint was established in Philadelphia in 1792, and coins have been continuously struck here for over 200 years. The United States Mint is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. In addition to circulating coins, the United States Mint also produces numismatic products at four manufacturing sites across the country. Numismatic products include commemorative coins; proof and uncirculated coins; silver, gold and platinum bullion coins; and Congressional Gold Medals. The United States Mint is also responsible for protecting our nation’s gold and silver reserves.

United States Mint

Friday, Feb. 21st, 9am

151 North Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA


Purpose of Session: Educational

Students may record 120 minutes of History for this session.

Learning Objectives:

1.) Students will learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins.

2.) Students will use video/audio stations to explore exhibits, artifacts, and David Rittenhouse Theater.

3.) Students will investigate, appreciate, and deepen their knowledge of U.S. coins and the history associated with these coins.


9:00-9:15am -Sign-in and icebreakers

9:15-:11:30am- Self guided tour of the museum with staff

11:30-12pm- Wrap-up and departures

We will meet at the main entrance at 9am sharp. If you would like to attend this event you must RSVP by emailing your FSC either lhair@pavcs.us (Linda Hair is covering for Louri Fitzgerald while out on Maternity leave) or dgregory@pavcs.us by Feb 17th, 2014 and specify parent(s) names attending, student(s) attending, grade, teacher and any non-PAVCS student attending.

Photography, smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited at the U.S. Mint

Reminders for PA Virtual Events!!

1: In consideration of our students with serious allergies, please refrain from bringing nut (food) products and balloons.

2: As always, to limit the spread of possible flu, please do not attend a PAVCS event if you have had a fever within 24 hours of the event.

3: For safety: All students need to be accompanied by a parent or learning coach. All students must wear shoes/sneakers for the entire school event and please refrain from bringing pets.

4: If there is a possibility of severe weather, please check Blackboard the day of the event in case the event is cancelled due to weather.

5: All PAVCS events are tobacco free