US Mint (Recording Room)

A U.S. Mint-turned-museum boasts high-tech recording capabilities devoted to the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana

Early on in America’s existence, U.S. coins were produced at the National Mint in Philadelphia. In 1835, with the U.S. expanding, Congress established three branch mints, including one in New Orleans. Coins started rolling off the presses in 1838 and would continue to be produced there until 1909.

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