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Mints of the World since 1500

On these pages we are posting an ongoing grafic and data inventory project which attempts to locate all mints that produced coins in the modern era, starting around 1500.  The listing is being developed with the colaboration of TICCIH (The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage).  This is an extraordinary task that requires the participation of a wide range of international contacts and volunteers. 

The current listing is principally of mints in Europe and the Americas. Most of these mints were using machinery to produce coinage before 1800, many in factory-like buildings.  We can assume that a greater degree of mechanization and higher production required more important, permanently assigned mint buildings.  Other cities only struck coins for a few years in small, often rented or temporary, artisan workshops, using small portable taschenwerk machines or hammers.

The first wave of mechanization in mints had its origins in Augsburg, Germany, around the mid to late 1500's.   The oldest,  largest,  most important factory-like mint still standing is the Royal Mill Mint in Segovia, built in 1583.  Spain ordered massive new mints to be built in its colonies, all using horse-driven laminating mills and screw-presses in 1730.  The mint buildings still standing in Venice (1755), Mexico (1734), Santiago de Chile (1744), and Potosi (1771) are massive structures designed to facilitate mechanized production using rolling mills and screw presses.  This technological wave, however, did not reach Asia, Africa or the Middle East, where coins continued to be produced by primitive methods.

The next wave of technology for mints had its origins in Birmingham, England, in the early to mid 1800's with a new series of steam-driven automatic machines being made available worldwide.  By the late 1880's, mints from China and India to Marruecos had finally been mechanized for the first time.  This mechanization required the construction of important new buildings which probably still remain, whereas the artisan workshops used for hammer-struck or cast coinage may have disappeared leaving little trace.  We are pending expert advice before expanding our list to include mints in these countries.  

Only mints for which we have graphic material will be posted online.  New mints will be added as volunteers send us information.  Don't hesitate to send us news of the mint in your area, as well as your ideas and suggestions.  info@segoviamint.org  


LOCATION OF CITIES
     All cities are listed under the countries in which they are currently found, with their current name in the language of that country.  Other names in other languages for the same city are offered when available.  

For instance: the old Hungarian mint of Nagybanya is listed under Baia Mare, in Romania, though no Romanian coins were ever struck there.  We also offer the name of the city when the mint was active, in Hungarian and German as follows: (Nagybanya-H)   (Frauenbach-D)

-Cities in GREEN
     These mint buildings exist today.
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Cities in PINK
     These mint buildings have disapeared, but some remains exist.
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Cities in RED
     No trace of the mint building exists today, but we have
      photographed its approximate location.
   


 

You can help by sending us the following information about any mint                               info@segoviamint.org
  
     Any details which help to locate any mint not already on our list.
     Photographs of the builidng, any remains, or location where it stood.
  
  Plans of the Mint building or maps of its location.
  
  Dates of the first and last coins struck.
  
  Technology used: hammer, roller-die, taschenwerk, screw-press...
 
    Current use of the building, and if it is open for visitors.
         

 


Click on the countries for which we have mint city photos to go directly to those specific listings, then click on photo to see all images for that mint.  See other countries for names of cities where coins were struck and where mints may be found.  

Go to:  
Austria
               Belarus
               Belgium
               Bolivia
               Brazil
               Colombia
               Chile
               Czech Rep.
               Denmark
               Finland
               France
               Germany
               Great Britain
               Greece
               Guatemala
               Hungary
               Italy
               Latvia
               Lithuania
               Luxemburg

               Mexico
               Monaco
               Netherlands
               Norway
               Panama
               Peru
               Poland
               Portugal

               Romania
               Russia
               Slovakia
               Spain
               Sweden
               Switzerland
               Ukraine
               United States of America

 

 

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        AUSTRIA

 

   Braunau am Inn
   Graz
Hall in Tirol    
   Klagenfurt
Linz    
   Salzburg
   Sankt Veit an der Glan
   Wein (Becs-H) (Vienna)

 


       BELARUS

 

   Hrodna, Gardinas (Garten-D)

 


       BELGIUM

 

   Antwerpen
   Brussels
   Brugge
   Cugnon
   Liege (Lüttich-D)
   Namur
   Tournai

 


 BOLIVIA

 

   La Paz
   La Plata (Sucre)
   Oruro
Potosi    

 


       BRAZIL

 

   Bahia
   Cuiaba
   Goias
   Minas Gerais
   Pernambuco
   Rio de Janeiro
   Sao Paulo

 


       COLOMBIA

 

   Cartegena
   Medellin
   Popayan
   Santa Fe (Bogota)

 


       CHILE

 

   Santiago

 

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        CZECH REP.

 

   Brno (Brunn-D)
   Budweis
Cesky Krumlov    
   Cheb (Eger-D)
   Glatz
Jachymov     
(Joachimsthal-D)      
   Kromeriz
Kutná Hora     
(Kuttenberg-D)      
   Mikulov (Nikolsburg-D)
   Olomouc (Olmütz-D)
   Praha (Prag-D) (Prague)

 

 


       DENMARK

 

   Copenhagen
   Elsinore
   Frederiksborg
   Helsinger
   Lyngby

 

 


       FINLAND

 

   Helsinki

 


 

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       FRANCE

 

   Aix
   Amiens
   Angers
   Arras
   Bayonne
   Besancon
   Bordeaux
   Bourges
   Caen
   Chalons-sur-Marne
   Clermont-Ferrand
   Dijon
Ensisheim    
   Grenoble
   La Rochelle
   Lille
   Limoges
   Lyon
   Marseille
   Metz
   Montbeliard
(Momplegard-d)
   Montpellier
   Morlass
   Mulhouse (Mulhausen-d)
   Nancy (Nanzig-d)
   Nantes
   Narbonne
   Orleans
   Paris
Pau    
   Perpignan
   Poissy
   Poitiers
   Reims
   Remiremont (Romarti-D)
   Rennes
   Riom
   Rouen
   Saint-Lo
   Saint Palais
   St. Malo
   Stenay
Strasbourg     
(Strassburg-D)       
   Thann (Thann-D)
   Toulouse
   Tours
   Troyes

 

 

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        GERMANY

 

   Aachen
   Aalen
   Andreasberg
   Allstedt
   Altenkirchen
   Altenburg
   Altona
   Altstrelitz
- Stargard -Neustrelitz
   Amberg
   Anholt
   Anklam
   Annweiler am Trifels
   Ansbach
   Appenzell
   Arenberg
   Arnsberg
   Arnstadt
   Arolsen
   Artern
   Asseburg
   Augsburg
   Aurich

   Badenweiler
   Bad Mergentheim
   Bamberg
   Bartenstein
   Bayersdorf
   Bayreuth
   Berleburg
   Berlin
   Bernburg
   Bielefeld
   Blumerode
   Bocholt
   Boizenburg
   Bonn
   Bornheim
   Braunschweig 
   Bremen
   Bruchsal
   Burgel
   Bushsweiler
   Bückburg
   Butzbach

   Camburg
   Catelnburg
   Celle
   Clausthal
   Coburg
   Coesfeld
   Cosel
   Crailsheim
   Cramberg
   Creussen

   Dachsbach
   Dagsburg
   Darmstadt
   Detmold
   Deutz
   Dierdorf
   Domitz
   Dornburg
   Dorsten
   Dortmund
Dresden   
   Drossen
   Dulmen
   Durlach
   Dusseldorf

   Edemissen
   Einbeck
   Eisenach
   Eisenberg
   Ellrich
   Emmerich
   Erfurt
   Erlangen
   Esens
   Eutin

   Frankfurt am Main
   Franzburg
Freiberg   
Freiburg     
im Breisgau      
   Freiburg im Uechtland
   Freudenstadt
   Friedrichshafen
(Buchhorn)
   Friedberg
Frohnau   
   Fulda
   Furth

   Gadebusch
   Gedern
Gelnhausen   
   Gesekee
   Giessen
   Gluckstadt
   Goslar
   Gotha
   Grafenthal
   Greussen
   Groien
   Grumbach
   Grünthal
   Guben
   Gundelfingen
Günzburg   
   Gustrow

   Halberstadt
Halle (Saale)   
   Hamburg
   Hamm
   Hanau
   Hannover
   Harzgerode
Heidelberg   
   Heinrichsstaadt
   Helmstedt
   Heidesheim
   Hildburghausen
   Hildesheim
   Hochstadt
   Hohensolms

   Ichtershausen
   Ilmenau
   Isny

   Jever
   Judewein

   Kahla
   Kallmunz
Karlsruhe   
   Katharinenrieth
   Kassel
   Kemnath
   Kiel
   Kirchberg
   Kleve
   Klettenberg
   Koblenz
   Köln
   Konigsberg
   Konigsee
   Konstanz
Köthen   
   Kranichfeld
   Krossen
   Kulmbach
   Kyritz

   Landau
   Langenargen
   Langenburg
   Lauingen
   Lauterberg
   Lehesten
   Leimbach
   Leipzig
   Leutenberg
   Lich
   Lindau
   Lippoldsberg
   Langenargen
   Lübeck
   Luckau
   Lucka
   Lüenburg
   Lunen
   Luneburg
Magdeburg   
   Mainz
   Mannheim
   Mansfeld
   Marienehe
   Marsberg
   Meddersheim
   Meiningen
   Meisenheim
   Memmingen
   Meuselwitz
   
  
Minden   
   
   Mirow
   Mittweida
   Moritzburg
   Mühlhausen (Thuringen)
Muldenhutten   
   Mulheim
Munich   

Munsa
   Münster

   Neuburg am Inn
   Neuenburg
   Neuenstein
   Neuhaus
   Neumarkt
   Neuwied
   Nidda
   Nieder-Weisel
   Nienburg
   Noblitz
   Nordhausen
   Northeim
   Nordlingen
   Nurnberg

   Oberkirch
   Oettingen
   Ohringen
   Oldenburg
   Oldendorf
   Ols
   Ortenberg
   Osnabruck
   Osterode

   Pirmasens
   Polzig
   Poppelsdorf
   Poppenbüttel
   Prenzlau

   Quedlinburg
   Querfurt

   Ranstadt
   Ratzeburg
   Ravensburg
   Recklinghausen
   Regensburg
   Regenstein
   Reichenau
   Reichenberg
   Reitberg
   Rendsborg
   Rethwisch
   Rineteln
   Rheda
   Rockenhausen
   Roda
   Rossla
   Rostock
   Roth
   Rotenstein
   Rudolstadt

   Saalborn
   Saalfeld
   Sachswerfen
   Schaffhausen
   Schillingsfurst
   Schleusingen
   Schmolln
   Schönau
   Schongau (Munzstrasse)
   Schwabach (Munzgasse)
   Schwaan
   Schweinfurt
   Schwerin
   Södel
   Soest
   Sondershausen
   Stade
   Stockau

Stolberg (Harz)   
   Steuenwald
   Stralsund
   Stromberg
Stuttgart   
   Tiengen
   Tonning
   Trier
   Tubingen

   Uberningen
Ulm   
   Untersteinbach

   Veldenz
   Voigtstedt

   Waldeck
   Waldenburg
   Weidenbrück
   Weilburg
   Weissenfels
   Weimar
   Welbsleben
   Werden
   Weringerode
   Werne
   Wertheim
   Windischleuba
   Willstett
   Wismar
   Wolfenbuttel
   Wolgast
Worms   
   Worth
   Wismar
   Wuppertal
   Würzburg

   Zellerfeld
   Zerbst 
   Zweibrücken

 


       GREAT BRITAIN

 

   Aberystwyth
   Birmingham
(Kings Norton, Heaton)
   Bristol
   Chester
   Edinburgh
   Exeter
   Holyrood
   London
   Oxford
   Salisbury
   Shrewsbury
   Stirling
   Truro
   Weymouth
   Worcester
   York

 


       GREECE

 

   Athens

 


       GUATEMALA

 

   Antigua
   Nueva Guatemala

 

 

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        HUNGARY        (List of possible mint sites)

 

Budapest    


 

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        ITALY

 

   Alessandria
   Arquata
   Ancona
   Ascoli

   Bozzolo
   Beligiojoso
   Belmonte
Bologna    
   Cagliari
   Campi
   Casale
   Castigliione dei Gatti
   Castigliione delle Stiviere
   Cisterna
   Compiano
   Correggio
   Corsica
   Cuneo
   Civitavecchia
   Clitunno

   Desana

   Emilia

   Fano
   Fermo
   Ferrara
   Foligno
Florence    
   Gazzoldo
   Genoa
   Guastalla
   Gorizia
   Gubbio

   Livorno
   Loano
Lucca    
   Macerata
   Matelica
   Montalto
   Maccagno
Mantova    
   Massa di Lungiano
   Massa - Carrara
   Messerano
   Milan (Mailand-D)
   Mirandola
   Modena

   Naples (Neapel-D)

   Orbetello
   Orezzo

   Palermo
   Pergola
   Perugia
   Parma
   Piacenza
   Piombino
Pisa    
   Porcia

   Ravenna
   Ronciglione
   Rome
   Reggio
   Retegno
   Ronco
   Rovegno

   San Severino
   Spoleto
   Sabbioneta
   San Gregorio
   San Martino
   Savoy
   Seborga
   Solferino
   Soragna

   Terni
   Tivoli
   Tassarolo
   Torriglia
   Trent
   Tresana
   Turin 

   Urbino

   Viterbo
   Vasto
Venice    
   Ventimiglia
   Vercelli
   Veragagni

 


       LATVIA

 

   Jelgava (Mitau-D, Kurland)
   Riga

 


       LITHUANIA

 

   Vilnius

 


       LUXEMBURG

 

   Luxemburg

 



       
  MEXICO

 

   Alamos
   Campo Morado
   Chihuahua
   Cuencame
   Culican
   Durango
   Guadalajara
   Guanajuato
   Guadalupe y Calvo
   Hermosillo   
Mexico    
   Monclova
   Oxaca
   Parral
   Real de Catorce
   Sombrerete
   San Luis Potosi
   Tlalpujahura
   Valladolid
   Zacatecas
   Zongolica

 


       MONACO

 

   Monaco

 


       NETHERLANDS

 

   Amsterdam
   Bolduque (Hertogenbosch)
   Dordrecht
   Groningen
   Maastricht
   Middleburg
   Utrecht

 


       NORWAY

 

   Kongsberg

 


       PANAMA

 

   Panama

 


       PERU

 

   Arequipa
   Ayacucho
   Cuzco
   Lima
   Pasco

 


       POLAND

 

   Brzeg (Brieg-D)
   Bydgoszcz (Bromberg-D)
   Chojnow (Haynau-D)
   Elbag (Elbing-D)
   Gdansk (Danzig-D)
   Glogau (Glogow-D)
   Klodzko (Glatz-D)
   Kostrzyn nad Odra (Kustrin-D)
   Koszalin (Koslin-D)
   Krakow (Krakau-D)
   Legnica (Liegnitz-D)
   Lobzenica (Lobsenz-D)
   Nysa (Neisse-D)
   Olkusz
   Opole (Oppeln-D)
   Olesnica (Oels-D)
   Osowa Sien (Wschowa) (Fraustadt-D)
   Poznan (Posen-D)
   Raciborz (Ratibor-D)
   Swidnica (Schweidnitz-D)
   Szczecin (Stettin-D)
   Torun (Thorn-D)
   Ujazd (Ujazdow-D)
   Warszawa (Warsaw)
   Wolow (Wohlau-D)
   Wroclaw (Breslau-D)
   Zagan (Sagan-D)

 


       PORTUGAL

 

   Evora
   Lisbon
   Oporto

 

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        ROMANIA

 

   Abrud
   Aiud (Nagyenyed-H)
   Alba lulia (Gyulahervar-H) (Karlsburg-D, Wissenburg-D)
Baia Mare    
(Nagybanya-H)      (Frauenbach-D)      
   Bistrita ( Besztercze-H) (Bistritz-D)
   Brasov (Kronstadt-D)
   Bucharest
   Cluj-Napoca (Kolosvar-H) (Klausenburg-D) 
   Fagaras (Fogarasch-D)
   Medias (Mediasch-D)
   Orastie (Szasz Varos-H)
   Oravita (Oravicabanya-H) (Orawitz-D)
   Secia Mica
   Sibiu (Szeben Varos-H) (Hermannstadt-D)
   Sighisoara (Schassburg-D)
   Slatina (Zalathna Banya-H) (Zlatna-D)

 


       RUSSIA

 

   Ekaterinburg
   Izhora
   Kaliningrad (Königsberg-d)
   Kolpino
   Kolpina
   Kolyvan (Suzun)
   Moskau
   Saint Petersburg

 

 

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       SLOVAKIA

 

   Bratislava (Pozsony-H)(Pressburg-D)
   Kosice (Kassa-H) (Kaschau-D) 
Kremnica     
(Kormoczbanya-H)      (Kremnitz-D)      
   Leopoldov (Leopoldstadt-D)
   Presov (Preschau-D)
   Smolnik (Szomolnok-H) (Schmollnitz-D)

 

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        SPAIN        (All non-local mints post 1500 are located)

 

Barcelona    
Burgos    
Cadiz    
Cordoba    
Cuenca    
Granada    
Jubia    
La Coruña    
Linares    
Madrid    
Pamplona    
Segovia    
Sevilla    
Toledo    
Trujillo    
Valencia    
Valladolid    
Zaragoza    
---LOCAL MINTS---
ARAGON
Granollers
Ibiza
CATALONIA
Agramont
Argentona
Balaguer
Berga
Banyoles
Bellpuig
Besalu
Caldas
Cervera
Figueras
Manresa
Olot
Puigcerda
Sanahuja
Solsona
Tarrega
Camprodon
Oliana
Vallis
Vic
Vilafranca del Penedes
Lerida
Girona
MALLORCA
Palma de Mallorca

 


       SWEDEN

 

   Arboga
   Avesta
   Gothenburg
   Kalmar
   Kengis
   Landskrone
   Nykoping
   Sala
   Sater
   Soderkoping
   Stockholm
   Vadstena

 

 

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        SWITZERLAND

 

   Bäch am Zürichsee
   Basel
Bellinzona    
   Bern
   Bonaduz
   Chur
   Freiburg
   Geneva (Genf)
   Haldenstein
   Kirchhofen
   Laufenburg
   Luzern
   Neuchatel (Nuenberg)
   Pruntrut (Porrentruy)
   St. Gallen (Sankt Gallen-D)
   Schwyz
   Sion (Sitten-D)
   Solothurn
   Uri
   Zofingen
   Zug
   Zurich

 

 


       UKRAINE

 

   Munkatsch (Munkacs-H)
   Lvov (Lemberg-D)

 

 


     UNITED STATES
  OF AMERICA

 

   Charlotte, NC
Carson City, NV    
   Dahlonega, GA
Denver, CO    
   New Orleans, LA
Philadelphia, PA    
San Francisco, CA    
   West Point, NY