Public Tour Open at United States Mint at Philadelphia
Jul 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The United States Mint at Philadelphia has reopened its doors for public tours.
According to a release, the facility has undergone a major set of renovations with new displays, exhibits and artifacts on display.
"We are very proud to once again welcome the public into our Philadelphia facility home to see how coins and medals are made," said Dick Peterson, Deputy Director, United States Mint.
"This project is one that showcases our production processes and gives the public a more modern, interactive experience. Our new tour route and exhibits also proudly tell the American public about the role the United States Mint plays in the financial fabric of our nation," said Peterson. "The new displays include numerous artifacts; tell the story about the history and current structure of the United States Mint; and explain the evolution of coin minting processes and operations."
In August 2010, the United States Mint embarked on an endeavor to completely renovate the public tour experience at the Philadelphia facility. Approximately 250,000 people visit the United States Mint at Philadelphia each year. The last time the public tour exhibits were upgraded was more than 40 years ago.
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