WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint announced today that the public tour at its production plant in Philadelphia is closed for renovations. The tour is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2012. The gift shop will remain open during renovations.
The future public tour at the United States Mint at Philadelphia will feature exciting, hands-on interactive displays, updated exhibits and videos. Historical artifacts and presentations will bring the history of the United States Mint to life.
Periodic updates on the tour renovation, as well as information about the grand opening, will be available at the United States Mint's website, http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/ or at 215-408-0112. Information about the gift shop is available at 215-408-0230.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
SOURCE United States Mint