Fort Rittenhouse. N.W. Corner 7th. & Arch Sts.

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Fort Rittenhouse. N.W. Corner 7th. & Arch Sts.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00282
Title: Fort Rittenhouse. N.W. Corner 7th. & Arch Sts.
Historic Street Address: 7th & Arch Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

View shows the building which housed the first mint of the United States. In March, 1793, it delivered its first circulating coins: 11,178 copper cents. Their production was overseen by David Rittenhouse, a leading American scientist and the first Director of the United States Mint.

Source: http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/mint_facilities/?action=pa_facilities


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.952961
Geocode Longitude:-75.151545

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.4
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796