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Mint Act

The modern-day Philidelphia mint.After we won the war and the new U.S. Constitution was ratified, Congress passed the “Mint Act” on April 2, 1792. This established the coinage system of the United States, and the dollar as the official U.S. currency.

One of the first US coins!In 1793, the Philadelphia Mint produced the first coins!



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