Where Is Money Made in the United States?
Since the US Constitution empowered Congress to “coin cash and manage the worth thereof,” the areas and cycles for bringing in cash have changed frequently. Today, the Agency of Etching and Printing produces paper cash in two offices, while the U.S. mint makes coins in four better places.
1. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
One of the largest currency printers in the world, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing prepares all of the paper money for the U.S. at facilities in Washington, D.C., and in Fort Worth, Texas.
2. U.S. Mint
The U.S. Mint maintains six locations, but only four of them produce money. Each of the production locations has specific responsibilities, as well. The production of general circulation coins, medals, proof sets and commemorative coins is the domain of plants in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and West Point, New York.
Gold, silver and platinum bullion is also stored at the Colorado and New York facilities. Headquarters for the U.S. Mint is in Washington, D.C., while Fort Knox, Kentucky, serves as the depository for gold bullion