The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Who doesn’t like money?  Fairly close to the Washington Monument is The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where you can see how money was made and how it is made today.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t take  a tour to see the current money being made, but we were able to see the old machines and how money was made “back in the day.”  It was so cool seeing how big the old printing presses were and how time consuming it actually was to make currency.

One of my favorite things was to see just how big a pile of money would be if you had enough $10 bills to make $1,000,000.  Let me tell you, you would need a very big duffel bag and a crane!  We also got to see this really cool exhibit where you stand against the wall and it tells you how much money it would be if you stacked $100 bills until how tall you are.  Ke’alohi got a big kick out of it though she believes that she is worth much more than that.  That’s because she’s priceless…

Yes, I’m that corny.


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