Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 48

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Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 48

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Item No: pdcc02027
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.4, Old Houses 1, page 48
Historic Street Address: 7th & Arch Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Item pdcc00282, full page [image dimensions 20.0 cm x 20.0 cm]:

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

Building demolished: YES 1881


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.952681
Geocode Longitude:-75.152121

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