Colorado Experience: Colorado Coined

About This Episode


After the gold rush hit Colorado in 1859, prospectors craved a way to carry -- and spend! -- their rich finds. Architecturally inspired by the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy, the Denver Mint solved this problem and began minting coins in 1906. Enter through the ornate doors of one of the United State's most beautiful manufacturing plants.

Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.