Pennies

Learn about the history and culture of Denver and Colorado before you attend the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC), March 14-16. Postcards from Denver are presented by the CLEC Host Committee.

U.S. Mint MuseumThe United States Mint at Denver is one of four production facilities. The Denver location mints coins, including:

  • Circulating coins
  • Numismatic products including annual uncirculated coin sets
  • Commemorative coins as authorized by Congress

Coin production began in 1906. In December 1922, gangsters stole $200,000 in five-dollar notes from a truck parked outside the Mint, in what is known as the “Great Mint Robbery.” At the time, the Denver Mint stored paper money for the Federal Reserve. The Denver branch of the U.S. Mint produces about half of circulating U.S. coinage and is the nation’s second largest gold depository. The mint is closed to tours but you may visit it virtually at U.S. Mint Denver Facility.

Register for CLEC 2022 by February 18 and save $50 off the onsite/late registration rate. Virtual and in-person attendance options are available.

 


 

Photo credits:

Pennies (above): Photo by Dan Dennis on Unsplash

U.S. Mint Museum: VISIT DENVER