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The US Mint wasn't authorized by a single person. Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution gave Congress the power to coin money for the new country. The Mint was formally established by the Coinage Act of 1792 and struck its first circulating coins, cents and half-cents, the next year.

Robert Morris and Alexander Hamilton were instrumental in determining how the Mint should run and what its new coinage would be. President Washington appointed the renowned Philadelphia scientist David Rittenhouse as the first Director of the Mint.

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