West Point Mint

Fact Box

West Point Mint
West Point, NY
Built in 1937
Architect: Louis A. Simon
Governing Body: United States Department of the Treasury
Mint Mark: W
The West Point Mint originally opened as the West Point Bullion Depository in 1937, but in 1988, it gained official status as a branch of the United States Mint. The mint operates as a storage facility, but also is in charge of manufacturing American Eagle Proof and Uncirculated Coins in gold, silver, and platinum. Because so much gold is stored in the mint, tours are not available.