PHILADELPHIA - When Tom Jurkowsky joined the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia three years ago, he took the public tour, the same one launched in 1969 when the Mint opened at its current location.
Jurkowsky, director of public affairs for the Mint, was disappointed.
"It needed some help. It really didn't tell the story," he said.
He soon learned he wasn't alone in this view. He saw a school group walk through the tour in under 10 minutes. He's even gotten letters from disgruntled tourists calling the tour "embarrassing."
On Tuesday, after six months of renovations, the Mint will officially open a new tour. Mint employees and their families were...