Erected just two blocks away from where the first U.S. Mint was
established in 1792, the fourth and current Philadelphia Mint opened
its doors in 1969. The facility was designed by Philadelphia architect
Vincent G. Kling who went on to also Five Penn Center, Centre Square
and the Annenberg Center for the Arts.
The public can visit the the Philadelphia Mint and take a walking
tour that permits viewing the coin production floor from overhead
vantage points. After the tour, you can return to the main floor sales
center and purchase coins, medals and other numismatic
products produced not only at the Philadelphia Mint, but also from the
West Point Mint, San Francisco Mint and Denver Mint.
Details on hours public visitation is available at the Philadelphia
Mint can be found online at http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/?action=philadelphia.