The US Mint has updated their 2009 coin production figures to reflect the coins minted through April 2009. This is an important update since the figures may represent the final mintages for the 2009 Jefferson Nickel and 2009 Roosevelt Dime. Production for both denominations has officially ended for 2009.
The numbers reported for 2009 Jefferson Nickels are now 39.84 million for Philadelphia and 39.36 million for Denver. This represents an increase of about 4 million and 6 million from the prior month. If these are the final mintages, they will represent the lowest since 1959.
The numbers for the 2009 Roosevelt Dimes are now 96.50 million for Philadelphia and 49.50 million for Denver. This represents an increase of 18 million and 8 million from the prior month. The relatively larger increase for the Philadelphia mintage might make the coin less attractive than the Denver minted coin. The 2009-D Roosevelt Dime marks the lowest mintage since 1958.
Figures for the 2009 Lincoln Cents have been updated. The US Mint does not split out production figures for each design. However, the final mintages for the 2009 Birthplace Lincoln Cent design have been confirmed elsewhere as 284.8 million at Philadelphia and 350 million at Denver. If you back out these numbers, that leaves production of 156.8 million and 72.8 million “Rail Splitter” design coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. I will try to confirm whether production of this design will continue or if these will be the final mintages.
The production figure for the 2009 John Tyler Presidential Dollar has now been reported. As might have been expected, the overall mintage represents another new low for the Presidential Dollar series.
Lastly, the figures for the 2009 Native American Dollars are either incorrect, or will need to be produced in much greater numbers before the end of the year. Under the authorizing legislation, the mintage of Native American Dollars must represent at least 20% of the total mintage for all dollar coins during the year. (Update: see comments for possible explanation.)
The complete figures from the US Mint’s production page are listed below:
|2009 Coin Production January 2009 to April 2009|
|Lincoln Cent||441.60 M||422.80 M||864.40 M|
|Jefferson Nickel||39.84 M||39.36 M||79.20 M|
|Roosevelt Dime||96.50 M||49.50 M||146.00 M|
|District of Columbia Quarter||83.60 M||88.80 M||172.40 M|
|Puerto Rico Quarter||53.20 M||86.00 M||139.20 M|
|Kennedy Half Dollar||1.70 M||1.70 M||3.40 M|
|W.H. Harrison Dollar||43.26 M||55.16 M||98.42 M|
|John Tyler Dollar||45.22 M||43.54 M||88.76 M|
|Native American Dollar||7.28 M||11.90 M||19.18 M|
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