Rosie Rios

Earlier today, the U.S. Mint posted a video on its YouTube channel a video about the history of the 220 year history U.S. Mint and the 150 year history of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The video is hosted by Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios.

Here is a basic history of the United State’s money manufacturing organizations:

For reference, the official “birth date” for the U.S. Mint is April 2, 1792 when President George Washington signed the Coinage Act of 1792.

On February 25, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the National Bank Act of 1863 that created a single currency standard for the United States where the notes would be backed by the United States Treasury and printed by the federal government. The result of this act lead to the establishment of the National Currency Bureau which was later rename to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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