United States Mint

The United States Mint is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury responsible for producing coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce, as well as controlling the movement of bullion.[1] It does not produce paper money; that responsibility belongs to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The first United States Mint was created in Philadelphia in 1792, and soon joined by other centers, whose coins were identified by their own mint marks. There are currently four active coin-producing mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point.

United States Mint
Seal of the U.S. Mint
Logo of the U.S. Mint
Agency overview
FormedApril 2, 1792; 230 years ago (1792-04-02)
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
Headquarters38°54′01″N 77°01′25″W
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Employees1,845 (2006)
Agency executive
Parent agencyDepartment of the Treasury

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