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A Look At The Philadelphia Mints

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 Posted 02/19/2021  10:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
PCGS - Having spent much time in the Philadelphia area, I can tell you this: it's truly the heart of U.S. numismatics and a living museum of American history. Besides, Philadelphia is the home of the fictional Sylvester Stallone boxing hero "Rocky Balboa," the capital of some very real cheesesteak hoagies, and then there's Wawa. And if you've got to look up what "Wawa" is, you probably don't know jawn about Philly.

What many numismatists do know about Philadelphia is that it's where Founding Father Ben Franklin spent most of his life and it's the place where one can still see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall - all subjects portrayed on United States coinage. What's more, all (including the grave of Franklin) are within mere steps of the United States Mint in Philadelphia.

Here I am in 2017 gesturing toward a plaque mounted near the corner of Seventh Street and Arch Street in Philadelphia, commemorating the location of the first United States Mint. Image is courtesy of Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez.

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 Posted 02/19/2021  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice trip down memory lane. Not too far from Betsy Ross' house as well.

I used to live on Joizy side. Too bad the mint tour doesn't give out free samples! On the way out of Philly years ago you could go north on 95, roll down the windows just north of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and smell the chocolate factory. Not a bad place to be stuck in traffic.

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I didn't know about the mint history until I visited the Philly mint a couple years ago. I highly recommend checking it out if and when you are able to.
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