Franklin

The United States Mint in Philadelphia / Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez.

Author/Creator:
McMorrow-Hernandez, Joshua.
Publication:
Charleston, South Carolina : Published by Arcadia Publishing, [2018] , © 2018
Series:
Images of America.
Images of America
Format/Description:
Book
Subjects:
Mints -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Pictorial works.
Buildings.
Mints.
Philadelphia Mint -- History -- Pictorial works.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Form/Genre:
History.
Pictorial works.
Summary:
"As the ink was drying on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other documents that established the United States, millions of Americans hungered for new legal tender coinage from the young sovereign nation. Following calls by Alexander Hamilton and other Founding Fathers for the nation to issue its own money, Congress passed legislation to officially establish the United States Mint in 1792. Growing from its humble beginnings as a collection of small buildings in the nation's onetime capital city of Philadelphia, the United States Mint now stands along Independence National Historical Park as the largest coin factory in the world. While the Philadelphia Mint is one of several official United States coin manufacturing facilities, it remains the heart of coining operations in the nation and is also one of the most popular attractions in "The City of Brotherly Love"."--Back cover.
Contents:
How coins are made: from conception to circulation
The first Philadelphia Mint: in operation from 1792 to 1833
The second Philadelphia Mint: in operation from 1833 to 1901
The third Philadelphia Mint: in operation from 1901 to 1969
The fourth Philadelphia Mint: in operation from 1969 to today.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 127).
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Zebooker fund bookplate.
ISBN:
1467129194
9781467129190
OCLC:
1039671864
Publisher Number:
99980819253
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