Trip to D.C!!!
This month, I took a six day trip to Washington DC, Maryland. During those six days, I also went to Hersheypark and Gettysburg. At DC, I went to the head of the mints. They do not actually make coins there, but they do sell them. I bought a medal of my favorite pesident, Abraham Lincoln. I also bought the 2017 mint set. I was so excited aboit these coins, I carried them around for the next five hours while looking at the monuments. When I went to Hersheypark, I was walking into the arcade… and that is when I spotted the souvenir coins. They were not any special alloys, but I did not care. I rushed right over and bought one. I do not know which of the coins I got is my favorite, but I do know one thing: this is a trip I will never forget.
Sorry it took me so long to post! Keep calm and coin on!
Sorry that I'm here A Year too late. I happen to live about 25 miles outside of DC in Virginia. (Somehow, Ive never been to the head of the mint or the BEP. Washington DC is not in Maryland. It is not part of any state. It is actually a Federal District.
Sounded like a great trip!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.
sounds like a great trip
It is nice to had numismatics to trips and vacations.
Sounds like it was a great trip & cool blog story too! Wouldn't it be great if there was an ANA set up on the east coast ?
I went to a lot of the civil war battlefields there very beautiful and sacred. I'm glad you had a good trip. Also some nice coins. Good for you. I also never heard of the head of the mints. We're is it located? Thanks for the interesting story. Mike
The US Mint rents space in an office building in Washington DC. It is close to the convention center, Chinatown and the Spy Museum. About 10 years ago there was a serious proposal for the ANA to create a Money Museum on the ground floor. That idea dead with the dismissing of the executive director and the ANA's deficit budget. For any coin collector, it is worth the time to visit.
The head of the mints? Don't think I've heard of that. Sounds like a fun trip.