Item No: pdcc00282
Title: Fort Rittenhouse. N.W. Corner 7th. & Arch Sts.
Historic Street Address:
7th & Arch Streets
Print and Picture Collection
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.
A917.481 P536 v.4
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796