Updated circulating coin production figures are now available from the United States Mint. The latest monthly total represents the lowest of the year, however it still remains above the level from the year ago period.
For the month of August 2013, the US Mint struck 724.91 million circulating coins at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This was down rather sharply from the previous month when production had reached 1.23 billion coins. However, it does represent an increase of 10.59% from the year ago period of August 2012 when production had reached 655.50 million coins.
This is now the eighth consecutive month that circulating coin production has recorded an increase compared to the year ago period.
For the year to date, production has now reached 8.34 billion coins. The US Mint remains on pace to surpass the total annual production of 9.93 billion coins reached in the previous year.
A breakdown of circulating coin production by mint facility and denomination appears in the table below. The first number column represents the latest monthly production, while the second number column represents the year to date production.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Aug 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||169.20 M||2,342.80 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||271.20 M||2,637.20 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||32.64 M||443.52 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||39.36 M||417.60 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||49.50 M||716.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||81.00 M||754.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||41.80 M||538.80 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||40.20 M||419.00 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||0.01 M||14.01 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.45 M|
|Total||724.91 M||8,310.12 M|
As is typically the case, the cent accounted for more than half of overall production for the month. There were 440.4 million cents struck across the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.
The next highest produced denomination was the dime, followed by the quarter, and then the nickel. A minor number of Presidential Dollars were added, which may have just been an adjustment. There were no Kennedy Half Dollars or Native American Dollars produced during the month.
The US Mint has provided a preliminary mintage for the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter. There were 151.4 million pieces struck at the Denver Mint and 120 million pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint for an overall total of 271.4 million. This comes in a bit higher than the previous design and represents the highest overall total for any quarter design released so far this year.
All of the preliminary mintages provided by the US Mint for this year’s America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars are shown below. As in the past, these figures should be considered preliminary as the Mint may restart production for any design during the current calendar year.
|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|
|Fort McHenry Quarter||151.40 M||120.00 M||271.40 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|
|Wilson Dollar||3.36 M||4.62 M||7.98 M|
On a related note, the US Mint has scheduled the official launch ceremony for the 2013 Fort McHenry Quarter to take place at the site on September 13 at 10:00 AM ET. The ceremony occurs on the opening day of Star-Spangled Banner Weekend and will be attended by Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, as well as a Senator and three Congressmen. As with other launch ceremonies, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase rolls of the newly released coins at face value.
Full details for the event can be found here.