George Washington sat here.
The first Mint building in Philadelphia was the first public building authorized by the U. S. government under the Constitution. The Mint is in its fourth building today, where it still displays the key to the first Mint, the original Mint Deed, a boot scraper, and a wooden chair that may have supported the bottoms of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. They both lived in Philadelphia when it was the nation's capital, and visited the Mint often.
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