Today, the Mint’s headquarters (a non-coin-producing facility) are in Washington D.C.. It operates mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point, New York and a bullion depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Do all coins have a mint mark?
If the date of a US coin is written without a mintmark, it means that the coin has no mintmark and was (usually) minted in Philadelphia. Coins without mintmarks made in Philadelphia are sometimes referred to as, for example, 1927-P, even though there may be no mintmark on the coin.
Where the money is made?
Each bill must be perfect, according to the US Department of Treasury’s standards, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which is tasked with creating all paper money, goes to great lengths to meet its specifications. Go behind the scenes at the BEP’s Washington, DC facilities to see how dollars get made.
How many different kinds of mint plants are there?
There are more than 600 varieties of mint, each having a range of flavor. Some are quite similar and can be used interchangeable in cooking. Many have distinguishing flavors such as: Spearmint, pineapple, orange, chocolate, lavender, calamint, grapefruit, basil, ginger, pennyroyal, licorice, and more.
What does a numismatist do?
Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. While numismatists are often characterized as students or collectors of coins, the discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.