The Manila Mint and the End of the Colonial era

The mint in Manila was the only US mint ever outside the continental United States. The coins minted there and in the US for the Philippines represent an era when the nation moved from the colonial period to nationhood, and the two World Wars that came to shape that process. The History Guy recalls theContinue reading “The Manila Mint and the End of the Colonial era”

Nellie Tayloe Ross and the US Mint

The Jefferson Nickel, the Roosevelt Dime and the Franklin Half Dollar were all created during a dynamic period of growth for the U.S. Mint under its extraordinary four-term director. The History Guy recalls the life of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first female governor of a U.S. state.