The United States Mint has updated circulating coin production figures through the month of June 2013, meaning that the cumulative figures now represent the production for the first half of the year. The preliminary production level for the Great Basin National Park Quarter has also been provided.
For the month of June 2013, the US Mint struck 1.07 billion circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This figure was up by 9.68% compared to the total production of 975.59 million coins during the year ago period of June 2012. This is now the sixth month in a row that production numbers have shown a year over year increase.
Total production for the first half of the year has reached 6.36 billion coins. This is up by about 32% compared to the production during the first half of 2012.
The table below shows a breakdown of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility. Separate totals are provided for the month and year to date.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|June 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||294.80 M||1,810.00 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||357.20 M||2,012.80 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||52.56 M||345.12 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||54.96 M||310.80 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||107.50 M||555.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||66.50 M||567.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||78.40 M||408.40 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||58.20 M||312.80 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.80 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.80 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||1.82 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||1.82 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||0||10.64 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.45 M|
|Total||1,070.12 M||6,359.25 M|
The Philadelphia and Denver Mint struck a combined 652 million cents during June 2013. As has typically been the case, this accounts for more than half of overall circulating coin production. For the year to date, cent production has now reached 3.82 billion pieces, up by about 22% from the year ago period.
Production of nickels and dimes were within their typical monthly ranges. For the year to date figures are ahead of their year ago levels by about 8% for nickels and about 25% for dimes.
Quarter production for the month reached 136.6 million, continuing the rebound in production levels for the denomination. For the year to date overall production is 721.2 million, compared to just 136.41 million during the year ago period.
During the month, there was no production of half dollars or $1 coins reported.
Production totals by design for the America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars appear below. As mentioned in the past, these production totals by design should be considered preliminary until the close of the year. In the past, the US Mint has reserved the right to restart production based on demand and production capacity.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|White Mountain Quarter||107.60 M||68.80 M||176.40 M|
|Perry’s Victory Quarter||131.60 M||107.80 M||239.40 M|
|Great Basin Quarter||141.40 M||122.40 M||263.80 M|
|McKinley Dollar||3.36 M||4.76 M||8.12 M|
|Roosevelt Dollar||3.92 M||5.31 M||9.23 M|
|Taft Dollar||3.36 M||4.76 M||8.12 M|
The US Mint has added preliminary totals for the Great Basin National Park Quarter at 141.4 million coins struck at the Denver Mint and 122.40 million coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The overall total of 263.80 million quarters represents another increase compared to the prior design of the series.
In other news, the US Mint has rescheduled the Great Basin National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. This product was previously scheduled to be released on June 27, 2013, however the product was delayed while a price adjustment for silver numismatic products was being considered.
As covered earlier this week, the US Mint announced price decreases for nearly all silver numismatic products made effective July 11.
With the new lower price of $154.95, the Great Basin Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is now scheduled for release on July 25, 2013.