- Branch mint
A branch mint is a satellite operation of (usually) a national mint.
The original and main Mint of the
United States Mint, has been located in Philadelphia (P), since 1793. Its current facility, Philadelphia's fourth, opened in 1969.U.S. branch mints have been located at:
*New Orleans (O), 1838-1909
*Dahlonega, Georgia, 1838-1861
*Charlotte, North Carolina, 1835] -1861
*San Francisco(S), 1854-present
*Carson City, Nevada(CC), 1870-1893
*Denver (D), 1906-present
*Manila, Philippines, 1920-1922 and 1925-1941
*West Point, New York (W), 1984-present
Royal Mintof the United Kingdomis located at Llantrisant, Wales. It is currently the only facility of the Royal Mint but has had branch mints in the past, located at:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada(now the main facility of the Royal Canadian Mint)
Perth Mintin Western Australia, a branch mint from 1899 to 1970 (even though Federation of Australiatook place in 1901
Sydney Mint, which closed in 1926
Pretoria Mint, in Pretoria, South Africa
*The Bombay Mint
The [http://www.monnaiedeparis.com/ Monnaie de Paris] - The French Mint - is state owned industrial and commercial company (EPIC). The current French mint facility is in Paris. There have been numerous French mints in modern times (modern times are defined as the time since the French Revolution). These mints include cities outside of the traditional French borders as a result of the French Empire and other political events.
Royal Canadian Mint, based in Ottawa, has one branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Ottawa mint was itself a branch mint until the Royal Canadian Mint became independent of the British Royal Mint.
There was also a branch mint at
Hull, Quebec, which was opened for a few years.
The current [http://www.swissmint.ch/en-homepage.homepage.html Swiss mint] is located in Bern (B). In the past, Swiss coins were manufactured in Bruxelles/Brussels (B.), Strasbourg (BB) and (AB) and Paris (A). French coins of the First French Empire were made in Geneva. Most of the Swiss Cantons were still producing their own coinage in 1848 when Switzerland re-constituted itself as a Confederation and, in 1850, pegged the newly adopted Swiss franc to the French franc. [ [http://www.swissmint.ch/en-swissmint.html Swissmint ] ]
* [http://www.goldsovereigns.co.uk/perthmintaustralia.html Information about British branch mints] (from a private company's website)
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