U.S. Mint celebrates 219th anniversary

    Did you know the first coins put out by the U.S. Mint were believed to be made from George and Martha Washington’s silverware?

    Today, the Mint is 219 years old. Actually, it’s 219 years and three days old, but we won’t split hairs. The National Constitution Center is celebrating with some fun facts.

    It’s doubtful your silverware will ever be turned into currency, but you can still celebrate the Philadelphia landmark’s 219th anniversary and take time to acknowledge that it’s kinda cool that money is made in Philadelphia, even though we’re running a bit short on it right now.

     

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