West Point Mint

The West Point Mint is a U.S. Mint production and depository facility erected in 1937 near the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, United States. As of 2019 the mint holds 22% of the United States' gold reserves, or approximately 54 million ounces[2] (over $100 billion USD as of 2021). The mint at West Point is second only to the gold reserves held in secure storage at Fort Knox. Originally, the West Point Mint was called the West Point Bullion Depository.[3] At one point it had the highest concentration of silver of any U.S. mint facility,[1] and for 12 years produced circulating Lincoln cents. It has since minted mostly commemorative coins and stored gold.

U.S. Bullion Depository, West Point, New York
Mint building from U.S. 9W, 2008
LocationWest Point, NY
Nearest cityPeekskill
Coordinates41°23′47″N 73°58′56″W
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)[1]
Built1937[1]
ArchitectLouis A. Simon[1]
NRHP reference No.88000027
Added to NRHP1988

It gained official status as a branch of the United States Mint on March 31, 1988. Later that year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


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