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Things You Didn’t Know About Fort Knox

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While the James Bond classic Gold Finger did a good job to introduce everyone to Fort Knox, a lot of people don’t know much about it other than it being a large fortified vault that stores gold. In this post, we talk about fort Know and the things that can motivate you to start storing gold at home!

Fort Know Is Near a United States Army installation

The actual name of the fortified vault is the U.S. Bullion Depository; however, it got its name from being near an army installation called Fort Knox. The positioning in Louisville, Kentucky, makes sense considering the amount of gold in the building.

Fort Knox has an astonishing 147.3 million ounces of gold bullion. With one ounce being traded at slightly over $1,600 at the time of this writing, the building has gold deposits that are worth almost $ 300 billion!

Has impenetrable Security

The facility was built for $560,000, using 670 tons of structural steel, 4,750 tons of reinforced steel, 16,000 cubic feet of granite, and 200 cubic yards of concrete. The roof is so strongly built that it is bomb-proof. Its vault door weighs more than 20 tons and is 21 inches thick. This helps make it impenetrable against any drills, blow torches, and even explosives. 

This is why original copies of the  Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, and Constitution, were placed in the facility when there was a threat that the capital could get bombed during World War 2.

Even Presidents Don’t Know the Combination

To enhance security even further, the entire combination is not known by anyone, not even the President of the country. Instead, the information is divided up among several people whose identification is itself classified.

Visitors are not welcomed in to the facility which is why there are a lot of conspiracy theories regarding it. What’s more surprising is the fact that the building has its very own police. To get inducted into the Mint Police organization, recruits receive special training on how to guard the premises.

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Select a Reliable Precious Metal Exchange

Orion Metal Exchange is an experienced precious metals investment dealer that helps Americans have their very own ‘Fort Knox’ in their home. Our clients trust us to supply them with top-notch silver, gold, platinum, palladium bullion, and coins.

We also help with precious metal storage, including insured deliveries to their premises. If they think that storing at home is too much of a hassle, then we also help them get onboard a commercial depository. Our in-house team has helped thousands of Americans set up their precious metals IRA and secure their retirement.

Reach out to us now to learn about our services today. 

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