A mint is an industrial facility which manufactures coins for currency.

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Classical Weimar Schiller's House incorporates an old mint
Ferrara "The city had been an important medieval centre, a free city with its own laws and even its own mint (...)." (Official description)
Kutna Hora The Italian Court held the Royal Mint to produce the Prague groschen, which was the basis for the coinage reform of King Wenceslaw II (1300)
Medina Azahara the city included ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences and baths (wiki)
Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge Olbernhau, Jachymov
Paris, Banks of the Seine Hôtel de la Monnaie
Potosi La Moneda, a mint established in 1672 to coin the silver. The WHS is also explicitly linked to the economic change brought in the 16th century by the flood of Spanish currency resulting from the massive import of precious metals.
Rammelsberg and Goslar Goslar: "Das Silber des Rammelsberges hat schon im 10 und 11. Jahrhundert zu einer bedeutenden Münztätigkeit in Goslar geführt. Im Jahre 1331 ist die städtische Münze erstmals urkundlich bezeugt."
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
Rome The smallest issuing mint in the world belongs to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in the City of Rome.
Ruins of León Viejo Royal foundry and mint
Segovia Casa de la Moneda
St. Petersburg The Peter and Paul fortress: "Other structures inside the fortress include the still functioning mint building (constructed to Antonia Porta's designs under Emperor Paul)"
Tower of London Site of the Royal Mint from 1278-1810.
Zacatecas The apogee of silver production in Zacatecas was in the 16th and 17th centuries, but then it was overtaken by Guanajuato, although it retained an important role as the site of a mint (AB ev)


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