Founded in 864, the Monnaie de Paris is the oldest French institution and the oldest company in the world. It provides the public service of minting current euros for France and other foreign currencies. For twelve centuries, it has cultivated a fine tradition in metal-related arts and crafts. It was the first factory to be built in Paris, and today it is the last one still in operation. Its artistic creations are still made in its historic factory on the Quai de Conti. Attached to the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry since September 1796, the Monnaie de Paris became an Établissement Public Industriel et Commercial (EPIC) in January 2007.