The United States Mint reopened its Washington, D.C., Coin Store on May 16. The store had been closed for more than two years to reduce the risk of Mint employee exposure to COVID-19.
“Having customers coming back to the store is a great opportunity for the Mint to interact with the numismatic community,” said Matt Holben, associate director of sales and marketing. “Listening to our customers’ feedback, observing their reactions and engaging in conversation with customers lead to better product development.”
Holben went on to describe the significance of having the store open again after a long hiatus.
“The Coin Store in Washington, D.C., serves a dynamic purpose," he said. "The location attracts D.C. area visitors who may not be numismatists, thus creating an opportunity to engage the customer and share why American coinage is so important. The store is also a gathering place for our existing customers to come in and enjoy our large inventory of coins and medals.”
The store offers a variety of United States Mint coins and medals for sale. The initial inventory included limited quantities of some 2021 American Eagle gold and silver coin products.
The store gave away “swag bags” to the first 50 people who made a purchase.
The store is located at 801 9th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday unless the day falls on a federal holiday. Many forms of payment are accepted, including Google Pay and Apple Pay. The store also offers touchless chip readers during checkout.