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The Philadelphia Mint was created after passage of the Coinage Act of 1792. Philadelphia at that time was the nation's capital; therefore the first mint facility was built there. Two blocks from the site of the first mint, the fourth and current Philadelphia Mint opened its doors in 1969. It was the world's largest mint when it was built and held that distinction as of October 2017. The Philadelphia Mint can produce up to one million coins in 30 minutes. The mint also produces medals and awards for military, governmental, and civil services. Tours can be taken where all stages of minting are explained, along with displays of past equipment. This takes place via an enclosed catwalk above the minting facility itself.
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