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The American Mint at West Point
American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are minted to demand in West Point, New York, located near the U.S. Military Academy. The West Point Mint manufactures the entire family of American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins in gold, silver, and platinum. Gold and Platinum Coins are manufactured in denominations of one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth -ounce. Silver bullion Coins are manufactured in one-ounce denomination.
West Point Bullion Depository
Originally, the West Point Bullion Depository was erected in 1937 as a storage facility for Silver Bullion and was nicknamed "The Fort Knox of Silver." From 1973 to 1986, West Point produced cents, and in 1980 began striking Gold medallions.
Shortly afterward, approximately 20 billion dollars worth of Gold was stored in its vaults, making it second only to Fort Knox for Gold storage. Today, it is also the major producer of Gold Coins.
March 31, 1988 was the date when the American Mint at West Point gained official status as a U.S. Mint. Today it is still a storage facility, but also manufactures, packages and ships Gold and Silver commemorative coins, and American Eagle Bullion coins in proof and uncirculated condition. Its Platinum Eagles have been very popular since their first issuance in 1997. In 2000, it struck the first ever Gold and Platinum Bi-Metallic Coin.
There are no public tours at the West Point facility due to its extremely high security.
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