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A bullion depository is built at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to store gold.  The gold bars are called "bullion."
The U.S. Bullion Depository opens at Fort Knox, where its first shipment of gold is brought by railroad.

A new building opens for the San Francisco Mint, which has outgrown its other one.

The West Point Bullion Depository opens—the "Fort Knox of Silver."

Thomas Jefferson's portrait appears on the nickel.
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are secretly stored in Fort Knox to keep them safe during World War II.

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