A rare look inside the West Point Mint's massive gold vaults and coin operations


By Joe Toohey
WNYW-TV5, New York
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WEST POINT, New York -- About an hour and a half's drive north from New York City lies a treasure -- the gold kind. But it's not one that you can go and find.

In fact, you can't get anywhere near it -- because this treasure belongs to the United States Treasury.

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"We've got approximately 54 million ounces here that we store, which is about 22 percent of the nation's gold," Ellen McCollum says from her office.

McCollum is the superintendent of the West Point Mint, a facility built the same year as Fort Knox and originally housed the nation's silver.

Most of that silver was sold off and now the latest treasury department numbers show West Point is second only to Fort Knox in the amount of government gold in its vaults. ...

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