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It's pretty funny how people talk about hot coins and not often do I see people discussing about where the coins or banknotes were produced, that is the mints and printing companies. Even rarely would you see people visiting there.

 

Well at least, you can view the sites for free via Google Earth! ;)

 

So far, I only tracked two down - that is the Canberra mint and the Moscow Mint :ninja:

 

Any more sites would be neat, including old / extinct mints.

 

Site: http://www.gxseries.com/worldmint/0world_mint.htm

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It's pretty funny how people talk about hot coins and not often do I see people discussing about where the coins or banknotes were produced, that is the mints and printing companies. Even rarely would you see people visiting there.

 

Well at least, you can view the sites for free via Google Earth! ;)

 

So far, I only tracked two down - that is the Canberra mint and the Moscow Mint :ninja:

 

Any more sites would be neat, including old / extinct mints.

 

Site: http://www.gxseries.com/worldmint/0world_mint.htm

 

 

If I could figure out how to cut and paste the coordinates out of GE I would send you San Francisco Mint and the Dutch mint in Utrecht.

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If I could figure out how to cut and paste the coordinates out of GE I would send you San Francisco Mint and the Dutch mint in Utrecht.

I already did that a while back.....

 

The Royal Dutch Mint : 52°5'14.08"N 5°5'47.35"E
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Some more ...

 

Berlin/DE: 52°34'23.34"N 13°19'50.33"E

Brussels/BE: 50°51'0.34"N 4°21'42.27"E

Hamburg/DE: 53°37'26.39"N 10°9'12.39"E

Karlsruhe/DE: 49°0'44.17"N 8°23'42.64"E

Stuttgart/DE: 48°48'6.75"N 9°13'54.94"E

Munich/DE: 48°8'17.82"N 11°38'37.84"E

Pessac/FR: 44°46'51.21"N 0°38'32.25"W

 

Christian

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Updated with a few more pictures thanks to Christian.

 

Christian, thanks - you rule! :winner:

 

By the way, for both Pessac and Brussels, what exactly am I looking at? :ninja:

 

Guess I'll have to brutally search them manually ;) I just updated my other list and I found out that I have compiled some 247 links: http://www.gxseries.com/worldmoneylist.htm

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By the way, for both Pessac and Brussels, what exactly am I looking at? :ninja:

Umm ... mints. ;) Actually in Pessac, near Bordeaux, you see the minting facility (établissement monetaire) of the Monnaie de Paris. The street address is Voie Romaine, and the mint is both in the darker building close to that street and in the bigger building NW of that. The administration, the engravers, etc. are in Paris (Quai de Conti), and that is here: 48°51'23.61"N 2°20'20.36"E (Somebody was nice enough to put a placemark there.)

 

In Brussels that is the mint building too. If you go to the Belgian Mint's website http://www.europemint.eu/ and select one of the available languages, you see a small photo of the building, and also its address.

 

By the way, as for your Berlin Mint listing, well, MDM/Samlerhuset is one of the biggest coin dealers worldwide but they do not own that mint yet. ;) You should take that "MDM Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH Deutsche Münze" out and replace it with this:

 

Staatliche Münze Berlin (Berlin Mint)

Address: Ollenhauerstr. 97, 13403 Berlin

Address (Mail): -

Tel. +49 (0)30 23140639

Fax +49 (0)30 2425178

E-Mail: mail@muenze-berlin.de

Website: (OK as listed)

 

Christian

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This one is not exactly easy to find, I only found it because I remember seeing it when I was a kid and knowing what it was even then. I lived not to far from here:

 

N37'46'13.08 W122'25'38.46

 

 

SFmint.jpg

 

The "new" San Francisco Mint, built in 1937. It is built up on top of a hill, and you can see it from the whole neighbourhood around it.

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Here's two from Spain ... a working mint and a defunct one. ;)

 

First, the Royal Spanish Mint (Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda) in Madrid. That is where the Spanish coins are made. Location: 40°25'21.72"N 3°40'15.20"W

 

(As far as I know, the left/W part of the building has the production facilities while the right/E part is the Mint Museum. Have not been there yet, but that will be fixed later this year ...)

 

The Old Mint in Segovia is the world's oldest existing "mechanized industrial manufacturing plant", it seems; coins were made there until the 1860s. There are plans to restore the buildings and turn them into a museum, but I have no idea how much progress has been made ... The website http://www.segoviamint.org/ has not been updated for eons :ninja: Location: 40°57'15.60"N 4°7'42.51"W

 

Christian

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Here is another former mint - in Stolberg, Saxony-Anhalt.

http://www.stadt-stolberg.de/html/stadt/muenze.html

 

This "Old Mint" house was built in 1535; the last coins were minted there about 200 years ago. What is interesting about this mint building is that, while in most former mints the presses and other tools are gone, this one still has much of the original equipment.

 

The mint was re-opened as a museum three years ago:

http://www.stolberger-geschichte.de/Stadt/muenze2.html

(click on the image to see some pictures from inside the museum)

 

In Google Earth it's here ...

51°34'19.01"N 10°57'22.86"E

 

But since the images from that area are not very detailed, you can get a better view :ninja: if you go here:

Niedergasse 19, 06547 Stolberg/Harz

 

Christian

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