Located near the U.S. Military Academy in New York, the United States Mint at West Point stores silver, gold, and platinum bullion, as well as mints:
- American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins in gold, silver, and platinum
- American Buffalo gold bullion coins
- Commemorative Coins as authorized by Congress
History of the West Point Mint
The timeline below includes this facility’s important moments. Learn more about where the West Point Mint fits in the Mint’s story, at History of the U.S. Mint.
1938 - Present
June - Construction is complete on the West Point Bullion Depository in New York. It is built to store silver bullion. It sits on four acres of land near the West Point Military Academy’s old North Gate.
West Point plays a pivotal role during World War II, loaning silver to the Atomic Energy Commission, industry, and our allies under the Lend-Lease Program.
West Point produces pennies from 1973 to 1986 to reduce production pressure on the other facilities.
West Point produces Bicentennial quarters that celebrate the 200th anniversary of America's independence. They are produced on a new press that strikes four coins at once.
West Point begins producing gold medals.
Shortly afterward, approximately $20 billion worth of gold is stored in its vaults, making it second only to Fort Knox for gold storage.
March 31 - The West Point Bullion Depository becomes the West Point Mint.
West Point strikes the first American Eagle Platinum Bullion coins.
West Point produces the first gold and platinum bi-metallic coin, the Library of Congress Commemorative Bi-Metallic Ten Dollar Coin.
West Point adds a second story to its building, more than doubling in size from 44,000 square feet to 94,000 square feet.
West Point strikes America’s first palladium coins as part of the American Eagle Palladium Bullion program.