U.S. Mint Denver
When you take a group trip to Denver, you should stop by and check out the United States Mint. It was founded on April 2, 1792, and has accumulated many historical documents and artifacts over the years. The archive contains legislation, annual report excerpts, press releases, articles, and images of coins dating back to 1892. It manufactures all of the denominations of circulating coins, coin dyes, and commemorative coins that are authorized by the U.S. Congress. Group members can explore the facility and learn about the process of coin making in the course of the visit.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the present state of coin manufacturing and the history of the Mint. You and your group mates will also learn about topics such as the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, the original designs and sculptures, and the actual striking of the coins. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the experience.
Are you a coin collector? If so, the United States Mint has an expansive collection for the group to purchase. There are gold, silver, and platinum coins, program coins, annual coin sets, proof sets, commemorative coins, and uncirculated coins. The Mint also produces national medals to commemorate significant historical events of the nation, or to honor those individuals whose superior deeds and achievements have enriched our history or the world. List Medals are also produced by the United States Mint. Some of them are part of a continuing series which include the Presidents of the United States, Secretaries of the Treasury, Directors of the Mint, and Historic Buildings of the United States.