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Gold, Gold and More Gold: Inside The West Point Mint

Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph inside the West Point branch of United States Mint. The West Point Mint is main facility for the production of all gold, silver and platinum bullion and proof coins for the U.S. government. Its a pretty surreal experience to see the huge amount of precious metal coins that they were making that day.

But the most out of this world part of the day was when I was taken into vault where they keep the gold bars that will be turned into coins. I’ve never seen anything like it in real life. Each bar contains approximately $500,000.00 worth of gold at recent prices.

I also have to say that the people who work at West Point are some of the friendliest folks I’ve dealt with, and I can’t thank them enough for giving me a few hours in the place.

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint

NY: Gold and Silver Coin Production at the West Point Mint