(Press release)—As one of the few institutions specifically rooted in the Constitution, the United States Mint has served the nation by playing a key role in the country’s financial system and fostering commerce. Next year marks the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s founding; to honor this important milestone, the Mint will kick off a yearlong acknowledgment and celebration during a ceremony to be held at the Treasury Department on January 12, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. At the event, the Mint will also unveil the new design and imagery of Lady Liberty as she will be portrayed on the 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin, which will be released next spring.
Throughout 2017, the Mint will also highlight the unique contributions the institution makes to American society and commerce. Many people don’t know that as both a self-sustaining corporation and a government agency, the Mint returns the revenue generated from its operations to the taxpayer. From a manufacturing standpoint, the Mint drives innovation through new technology and lean practices. Much has changed since the Mint’s founding in 1792—from the coins that tell America’s history to how and why they are made—and the Mint looks forward to sharing these stories throughout the new year. ❑
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint; edited for style and space.