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.
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.
illustration of the
United States Mint building today.