The History of the U.S. Mint
There are six different mints, and there are different mints for different jobs.
The U.S. Mint Headquarters in Washington, D.C. is where all of the policy formulation and administrative guidance, program management, research and development, marketing operations, customer services and order processing, takes place.
At the Philadelphia Mint in Pennsylvania, all the engraving of coins and medals takes place. They manufacture the coin and medal dies, commemorative coins, store the gold and silver bullion,conduct the public tours and maintains the facility's sales center.
The Denver Mint, in Colorado, manufactures the miniature medals, coin dyes, regular uncirculated coin sets, and commemorative coins. They also store the gold and silver bullion. The Denver Mint conducts public tours and operation of the facility's sales center.
The San Francisco Mint in California, manufactures regular proof coin sets, uncirculated one-ounce silver billion coins, and also the commemorative coins.
At the West Point Mint in New York, uncirculated one-ounce silver bullion coins, uncirculated American Eagle gold bullion coins, platinum bullion coins, commemorative coins are all manufactured. Platinum, gold, and silver are also stored.
The U.S. Bullion Depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, store the U.S. gold bullion.
There are many distinct U.S. Mints, each one with their own jobs. They all, however, have the same purpose: to make money.