Bearded man working in the first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, circa 1790

The Start of a Courageous Era

During one of the most fascinating periods in American history, the 1790’s were witness to much of the struggle and triumph of our young country. Within this short time period: George Washington gave the first State of the Union address, the Supreme Court convened for the first time, the first U.S. Patent was issued, the United States Post Office was created, the New York Stock Exchange was launched…and Congress authorized the very first United States Mint Facility to be built in Philadelphia. More than 200 years later, the United States Mint has now joined the ranks of some of the most influential people, places and events that have helped form the fabric of our country’s rich and colorful history.

A Modern Legacy of National Coinage

Today, as an integral building block of our great Republic, the United States Mint is recognized as a national icon, with a total of six facilities all across America—Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; West Point, NY, Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA; and the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, KY. Each one of these facilities perform a variety of functions, but nearly all modern U.S. government-issued silver, gold and platinum coins are minted at the West Point Military Academy in New York.

Enthusiastically recognized for their enormous historical appeal, silver, gold and platinum coins from the United States Mint bear some of the most evocative and cherished designs ever struck on a nation’s currency. Employing the intricately-crafted designs from among America's most accomplished engravers, U.S. government-issued silver, gold and platinum coins feature luminaries such as Martha Washington, Lakota Chief Iron Tail and President John F. Kennedy, as well as national icons like the Library of Congress, the American Bison and the Statue of Liberty. To this day, when you hold one of these legendary coins from the United States Mint in your very own hand, you are holding a symbol of our shared history, a symbol of our American ideals, and a symbol of what it truly means to be a citizen of the United States.

Iron gates of the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO

I am proud of our heritage, grateful for our liberty, and confident in our gold.

Philip N. Diehl, President of U.S. Money Reserve and 35th Director of the U.S. Mint

Philip N. Diehl at the gates of the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO

The 35th United States Mint Director, Philip N. Diehl

A Unique Perspective from the former U.S. Mint Director, Philip N. Diehl

One who embodies these tenets of American exceptionalism is none other than the 35th Director of the United States Mint, Philip N. Diehl. In an interview with the U.S. Gold Report, he remarked on the extraordinary impact of the United States Mint by saying, "I believe the Mint's role in our nation's history is best captured in a celebrated photograph I recently saw of the San Francisco Mint, one of the few buildings to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire. In peacetime and war, good times and hard times, the United States Mint has remained a bulwark of our democracy and economy. I am honored to have played a role in this enduring legacy...and I am proud of our heritage, grateful for our liberty, and confident in our gold.”

Over the past two centuries, precious metals have served generations of Americans as a convenient form of portable wealth and a means for protecting one’s life savings against economic uncertainty. Even now, modern U.S. government-issued silver, gold and platinum coins from the United States Mint can provide American citizens with an easy and affordable way to stockpile precious metals outside of the traditional banking system by accumulating them privately, in the safety of their own home.

Philip Diehl also spoke to the historic independence and physical reminder of our freedoms protected through the ownership of precious metals. As he later stated in the same interview, “...the gold, silver, and platinum coins of the United States Mint bear the legacy of a simple but compelling idea—that We The People are capable of governing ourselves.”

Own your piece of American history

With the 35th U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl serving as the President of our company, U.S. Money Reserve is proud to be one of the largest distributors of precious metals produced by the United States Mint. As a valued client, you can purchase these U.S. government-issued coins with the confidence of knowing that each coin is guaranteed for its weight, content and purity by the U.S. government. In addition, all U.S. Mint products we offer are authorized by Congress and are produced with an official U.S. dollar denomination—making them United States legal tender. If you’re ready to move your hard-earned money into the hard asset of silver, gold and platinum coins from the United States Mint, give us a call for your FREE one-on-one consultation to get started today.

Philip N. Diehl, former U.S. Mint Direct and President of U.S. Money Reserve, standing in front of the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO and holding a gold coin

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