Have you ever wondered where coins come from? I found myself wondering the same when mom told me we would be visiting the United States Mint. She told me to bring my jar full of coins if I wanted to. The mint factory is responsible for minting about 50 million coins per year, which I had no clue about. All of this was part of our tour of Denver while dad was working. Dad was going on a business trip to Denver last summer. I was on holiday, and my brother was away in college. So mom asked dad if we could join him. He was so happy since he complained of getting lonely during the long business trips away from home. I was excited because Denver was a new place for me to add to my bucket list. We began to research the attractions in the area when we got there. It was the height of summer, and the heat was higher in July. Instead of booking a hotel, we got a furnished apartment since we were planning to stay in Denver for a month. The apartment was lovely and had amazing air conditioning to keep us cool. Mom planned our first you were going to be the mint, and I got to pick the itinerary for the second day. We went to the mint, and it turned out to be quite an exciting affair. Did you know the mint began operating as far back as 1863 during the gold rush era? I did not know that and even wanted to learn more about that exciting time in the history of Denver. That meant spending the next day in a museum!