© 2011 Aaron Atkinson

A Head of Two Cities

Standing the shadow of the U.S. mint in Philadelphia, I learned something new. Did you know that all U.S. coins are minted in only two cities? If you look at the face side of a coin, you’ll find a letter in the four o’clock position and that letter will either be a P or a D.

The P, as you’ve probably assumed by now stands for Philadelphia.

The D is be a little tougher….Denver.

It’s always nice to learn something new.



  1. auntie
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm | #

    Actually I’ve known this for years and years. It was taught at the knee of a certain uncle who mostly told YOU hunting stories.
    He really knows lots of other stuff 🙂

  2. Jim
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm | #

    Uncle Reid (coin collector from wayyy back) has known this “since Collie was a pup”.

  3. Posted September 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm | #

    In the old days the mint is San Francisco also produced coins, they had an “s”

    i know my coins – at least i did in the past.

  4. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm | #

    All good stuff to know! I figured the three of you would have certainly already known this interesting little fact!

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