Denver Mint Closed During DNC
United States Mint at Denver offers exceptional
public tours, but its doors will be shut for
Democratic National Convention (DNC) attendees
and everyone else during the week of the
Politics? Not so, according to The Denver Post
who quoted U.S. Mint Deputy Director of Public
Affairs Greg Hernandez.
The Mint will not be producing coins or tours
during the week of the convention (August 25-29)
because it will be performing its Annual
Physical Inventory (API).
ďYes, it does coincide with the DNC being in
town, but it was planned long before that.Ē
An advocacy group will protest at the Mint
during the DNC convention, and whether itís open
or not is irrelevant to them. Itís the Mintís
money-making symbolism thatís most important.
Recreate 68 plans to surround the Mint on Aug.
25 at 5 p.m. to "shake the money out of it for
the people." The event is entitled Shake Your
The purpose, according to the groupís website,
is aimed at reminding people about the cost of
the DNC party and how that money could be better
spent. Demonstrators are reminded to bring ďa
sack to put all of your loot inĒ and are
encouraged to bring noise makers, energy,
spells, magic, and costumes.
The Mintís Denver facility was founded in 1863.
It manufactures all denominations of circulating
coins, coin dies, the Denver "D" portion of the
annual uncirculated coin sets and commemorative
Denver Mint tour schedules may be seen and
reservations made on the U.S. Mint Tour page.