The US Mint doesn't promote fresh breath, but it does make a pretty penny. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint distributes coins and paper money to the
banks and branches, maintains custody of the nation's gold and silver assets (worth more than $100 billion), and redeems and processes mutilated coins. It generates its annual revenue by selling proof and uncirculated coins; commemorative medals; and platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins to the public. Despite its standing as a government institution, the US Mint does turn a profit, which it transfers to the
The Mint operates six facilities across the US, located in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; West Point, New York; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Denver; and San Francisco. Its manufacturing facilities in Philadelphia and Denver produce coins of all denominations for circulation. Both facilities also produce dies for striking coins.
The Mint's revenues jumped 19% from 2014 to 2015 mostly due to an increase in circulating coinage and bullion coins.
The company increased its production of coins in 2015 to 16.1 billion. This was fueled by an increase in demand, which allowed the company to add additional employee shifts to its Philadelphia and Denver Mints and hire additional personnel.