No tours available for the current San Francisco Mint building?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ewomack, May 26, 2019.

  1. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    So I find myself in San Francisco and I think "I should tour the San Franscico mint!" After all, within the past 5 years I've toured both the Philadelphia and Denver mints. It would be quite cool to complete the cycle.

    But, upon looking up their website, I see the following: "The San Francisco Mint does not accommodate visitors, as all space is needed for personnel and machinery."

    And I see no tour information whatsoever. Has it always been this way?

    A building called "The Mint" does exist in downtown San Francisco, but the actual Mint relocated from there in the 1930s. Now it serves as an event center. A rather sneaky website says "Tour the San Francisco Mint" but they mean this older building, not the currently working US Mint. It does look like a pretty amazing building, but it's not the current mint.

    Has the S-Mint ever offered tours?
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  3. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    The San Francisco Mint did offer tours in 1949 to members attending the ANA convention in August 1949.

    Mint guests were allowed to watch the mint striking various coins including silver dollars.

    According to one website the San Francisco Mint tours ended in the early 1970s.

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