How to make dollars
• How to make dollars
In the US Bureau of Engraving and securities in the US treasury every day and around the clock, men and women are working on what is one of the foundations of the modern world. They produce banknotes.
It is here that come into the world of money: it is the US Bureau of Engraving and securities in the United States Treasury.
Sheet 20-dollar bills.
This label contains the total cost of each pack of 20-dollar bills.
Sheets 20-dollar bills (total of 10,000), which, after the printing of the federal treasury, the total capital up to 6, $ 4 million.
William Bolden, a work of the Bureau of Engraving and securities in the US Treasury, put sheets of 20-dollar bills in a special machine, with the help of which is applied the Treasury seal. "For me, this is not money," says Bolden. "It's just a colored sheet of paper."
Every day, through the hands of William Bolden held millions of dollars - its job is to put each sheet of notes in a special machine, which is applied to the bills of the Treasury seal.
William Bolden watches as Treasury bills is applied to printing. He is responsible to monitor and also to ensure that all of the print elements are clearly visible, and every word in it can be read. "We produce a product in which the country is in need, and therefore everything should be clearly and correctly."
A view through a magnifying glass at a 20-dollar bill to the Bureau of Engraving and securities in the United States Treasury.
William Bolden forging machine for applying Treasury seals on the banknotes. Before he started working at the Bureau of Engraving and securities in the US Treasury, Bolden 16 years in the CIA printing.
William Bolden at work.
William Bolden inspects sheets of 20-dollar bills. "I am proud to be involved in the creation of what are widely used all over the world," he says.
William Bolden, right, and his colleague Avery Delhert study lists 20-dollar bills.
Denominations are packed in two thousand dollars a pack.
Denominations strong enough to bend and unbend them 4,000 times, only then they can break.
Lydia Washington, a spokesman for the US Bureau of Engraving and securities in the US Treasury, said that only employees of the Bureau in 1368, and make it a day could bills for a total cost of 974 million dollars. "We set world standards in the production of currency," she said. "Our currency is very high quality and not impaired".
Packs of 20-dollar bills in the overall cost of several million dollars ready to be shipped.