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The First Philadelphia Mint

01 Sep 2017

Found this picture on Wikipedia. I'm not a fan of Wikipedia but things like this i am. Look at the Old car in front. You can't see what it says but it does say ye olde mint. And the date 1792. There were three more after this. I just find it interesting. You can enlarge the photo. And it stayed open till 1833! To think we started like this and how far we have come. Not nearly enough room for history but the picture is great. I'm in it you can't see me smoking a cigarette by my car!!

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Golfer

Level 5

1792 to 1933 Just the thought of how many years it was open interests me. I see businesses and buildings that were open for so many years. It makes you wonder how some places were kept going for so long? The mint picture is something else. Security probably wasn't that great back then? You could probably go in and watch? Amazing picture.

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Nice!

Mike

Level 7

That's my car in the picture. I'm in front smoking a cigarette and trying to think how to rob the p!ace! Nothing wrong with a little joke.

CoinStar08

Level 4

Really cool photo! It would be cool to go and look for coins.

CoinLady

Level 6

Love this pic. Some yrs ago I began a novel that takes place in 1792 Phila. Hero was engraver.

Mike

Level 7

I bet if you have a metal detectors you will find pieces all over that area. Don't know what's there now but the technology today would pick something up. It would be great if they didn't build on that site.

user_7180

Level 5

Now that is great history.

coin collector

Level 4

lasted awhile 31 years

CoinLady

Level 6

Great old building, so much history!

Kepi

Level 6

What a great photo! I love those old pictures.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

very cool

Longstrider

Level 6

Great photo.

SpartaCuse

Level 4

Thant is an old Mint Mike & the building stood at least until that car showed up - I bet there were some nice little treasures found in there over the years !

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