The United States Mint has yet to decide when it will reopen public tours at the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint.
Since the first COVID-19 safety restrictions were implemented, tours have been closed.
U.S. Mint spokesperson Michael White informed Coin World July 2, via email, that there is no timetable for the reopening tours at Philadelphia and Denver. We continue to evaluate COVID-19 protocols and enforce them to ensure safety for our employees and the public. The facilities have tour staff who scan, organize and archive historical documents. They also update educational and outreach materials and conduct virtual tours. There are plans to present more.
Tour guides lead the public tour of the Denver Mint. This attraction has been a popular tourist attraction for many years in Colorado.
When the Philadelphia Mint was operational, it offered a self-guided tour that allowed visitors to get up close and personal access to see historical artifacts. Visitors could see the production of coins from elevated vantage points by climbing to the mezzanine.
The Mint offers a new U.S. Mint virtual tour mobile app.
The Mint allows numismatists from all ages to go behind the scenes at the Philadelphia Mint and see how coins are made. The app allows users to explore the production floors, as well as follow the steps involved in creating circulating coins through images, videos and 3-D models. The app also allows viewers to find hidden coins along the way. This is the first of a series that will feature virtual tours of Mint facilities.