Monday, November 23

Watch Money Being Made

After over eight years of living in Washington, DC, I finally took my first tour of the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This is where they print our paper currency (did you know our bills are 25% cotton and 75% linen). There are two US BEPs, one in Texas and the other right here in DC.

The tour lasts maybe 45 minutes and they begin the tours every 15 minutes. The the thing is you have to do this on a weekday since they are closed on weekends.

It's a pretty neat tour since all of the printing rooms have glass tops so you can watch every step of the process of money being made.

Free Samples. Tomorrow Only. (my favorite sign).

To get your tour, stand in line at the tour office on 14th and C Street, SW.

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