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United States Department of the Treasury | Washington D.C.

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Located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C., a neighbor to the White House, is the Department of the Treasury.  This institution was established by an Act of Congress in 1789.  Their main function is to manage the revenue of our government.  The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. The Department also collects all federal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service, and manages U.S. government debt instruments.  The Treasury Building itself was started in 1836 as a work in progress, the last wing was added in 1869.  As a the governing body, which in a way, holds the puppet strings to the future of  U.S. numismatic creations, I thought it a worthy mention.

Statue of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Photo of the Treasury Building around the 1860’s.

Treasury Department Employees.

Seal of the Department of the Treasury.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 7, 2011 at 8:08 am

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  1. United States Department of the Treasury-Washington D.C. « The ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

    World Spinner

    February 7, 2011 at 10:38 am


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