American Numismatic Association
A nonprofit, educational organization chartered by the United States Congress to promote the study and collection of money, including coins, tokens, medals and paper currency, for research, interpretation and preservation of history and culture from ancient times to the present.
The American Numismatic Society
The mission of this organization is the study and appreciation of coins, medals and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents. The site offers a literature/library search, historical information, as well as a variety of collections including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Islamic, East and South Asian, Latin American, and the United States.
U. S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Begun in 1861, the Bureau became the sole producer of all United States currency in 1877.
The Mint was created by Congress on April 12, 1792, with the passage of the The Coinage Act.
Information on digitized collections in the Library of Congress that include information on the establishment of the Mint, such as A Century of Lawmaking and Printed Ephemera, is available by searching for "U.S. Mint" in the Library of Congress American Memory site. To locate digitized images of U.S. mint buildings, search the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
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Woman posed with stack of packages of $1 silver certificates at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, D.C. [between ca. 1950 and ca. 1969]
and Photographs Division (Library of Congress)