Even the United States Mint relies on a streamlined supply chain.
Thanks to Schoolhouse Rock, you probably know how a bill passes into law — but do you know how a bill passes through your wallet? The truth is, an enormous amount of logistical planning is required to maintain a steady flow of cash to your go-to ATM.
It should come as no surprise that since the United States Mint was first established some 225-odd years ago, a few major changes have been made to the country’s monetary supply chain. Here’s where all that cash comes from, and how it travels from the mint to the bank and into your back pocket.