The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures covering the month of September 2013. After the latest update, the year to date production total now exceeds the annual total from the prior year.
For the month of September, the US Mint struck nearly 1.1 billion circulating coins. This represents a sharp increase from the prior month when production reached 724.91 million pieces. It also represents an increase from the year ago period of September 2012 when monthly production was 905.34 million.
Total circulating production for the year to date has now reached 9.41 billion. This production covering only three-quarters of the year has now exceeded the entire annual production total from 2012. The US Mint’s coin production has now recorded four consecutive year over year increases since bottoming in 2009. This feat is made even more impressive considering the fact that production of the $1 coin denomination for circulation was suspended along the way.
The chart below shows the US Mint’s annual circulating coin production since 2009.
|US Mint Annual Circulating Coin Production|
|2013 (through Sept)||9.41 Billion|
The next chart shows a breakdown of production by denomination and mint facility for the latest month and the year to date.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Sept 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||317.60 M||2,660.40 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||332.00 M||2,969.20 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||53.76 M||497.28 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||50.88 M||468.48 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||101.50 M||817.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||95.00 M||849.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||83.40 M||622.20 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||65.20 M||484.40 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||14.01 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.45 M|
|Total||1,099.34 M||9,409.46 M|
Compared to the prior month, gains were seen for all four of the denominations currently produced for circulation. At 649.6 million pieces, the cent accounted for more than half of the monthly production. This was followed by the dime at 196.5 million pieces, the quarter at 148.6 million, and the nickel at 104.64 million.
There were no half dollars, Native American Dollars, or Presidential Dollars struck during the month. These three series are produced in circulating quality for distribution within the US Mint’s numismatic bags, rolls, and boxes. The coins are not released to the channels of general circulation.
There have not been any updates to the preliminary mintage figures provided for specific designs of the America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars series. The same figures available last month are reproduced below.
|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|
As always, the figures above should be considered preliminary. The US Mint does reserve the right to restart production for previous designs of these series during the calendar year of issue if conditions warrant.