Getty Images photo by Mark Wilson
March 26, 2009
Jefferson Best loosens a stack of $1 bills on a vibrating table before they are cut into singles at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing can be traced back to 1862, when a single room was used in the basement of the main Treasury building before moving to its current location on 14th Street in 1864. The Washington printing facility had been responsible for printing all of the paper Federal Reserve notes until 1991 when it shared the printing responsibilities with a new western facility that opened in Ft. Worth, Texas.