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Question about US Mint in Philippines

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I was doing some reading and ran across this:

"A branch of the U.S. mint was established in 1920 in Manila in the Philippines, which was then a U.S. colony. To date, the Manila Mint is the only US mint established outside of the Continental U.S. and was responsible for producing coins for the colony (one, five, ten, twenty and fifty centavo denominations). This branch was in production from 1920-1922, and then again from 1925 through 1941 (until the outbreak of World War II). Coins struck by this mint either bear the "M" mintmark (for Manila) or none at all - similar to the Philadelphia mint at the time."


Now, I believe the part about only being in production until 1941 is a load of hogwash. I am sitting here with USA 20 Centavos coin dated 1945.


Could someone give me the straight scoop?


Thanks in advance.



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San Francisco produced Philippine coinage until 1947 with the MacArthur commemorative. The others after the start of WWII were minted either at Denver or San Francisco.

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