Originally released on March 30, 2012 and updated on April 12, the Department of the Treasury updated their video honoring the history of women working for the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing over its history. The video also honors the 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Mint and the 150th Anniversary of the BEP.

Introduced by Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, the video shows how both the U.S. Mint and the BEP have a history of providing opportunities for women since each agencies founding.

Considering that women were considered second class citizens in the 18th century, it is amazing to find out that within two years the U.S. Mint hired two women to be adjusters. When the BEP was founded in 1862, women were hired alongside men and held the majority of positions within four years. I do not think any other agency in the U.S. government has a similar recrod.

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