The United States Mint is where the government makes our coins, not those delicious mint Girl Scout cookies. Think of it as the nation's coin factory producing 52 million coins per day! The mint makes money by making money. It actually makes over three billion dollars each year and has over 2,800 employees.

The United States Department of the Treasury manages and is custodian of our money. Just like our school custodians take care of our school building, the Treasury Department takes care of our money. One of the agencies that reports to the Department of the Treasury is the United States Mint.

The mint is where our coins are made, while the Department of Engraving and Printing prints our paper money
. Paper money is
called currency.  You know the money with George Washington,
Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson on it.
United States Mint
An illustration of the
United States Mint building today.

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