The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through the month of April 2015. The preliminary mintage level has also been provided for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Dollar.
For the month of April 2015, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver struck nearly 1.7 billion circulating quality coins. This amount was up from the prior month when production reached just over 1.4 billion pieces, and also up from the year ago period when production was about 1 billion pieces.
Significantly, the latest monthly total represents the highest figure in at least the last five years. The previous high during the time Mint News Blog has been tracking production was 1.5 billion pieces this January.
The table below shows the break down of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility for April 2015.
|2015 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Apr 2015||YTD 2015|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||507.60 M||1,602.00 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||500.00 M||1,592.80 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||65.04 M||303.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||63.84 M||235.44 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||144.00 M||494.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||146.00 M||490.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||132.20 M||597.80 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||136.20 M||557.40 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||2.30 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||2.30 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||2.24 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||2.80 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||1.68 M||12.60 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||20.86 M|
|Total||1,696.56 M||5,917.14 M|
During the month more than 1 billion cents were struck across the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This is the first time I can recall seeing the monthly production for the lowest denomination above the 1 billion mark. The jump in cent production is what drove the higher overall monthly total.
The next most produced denomination was the dime at 290 million pieces, followed by the quarter at 268.4 million pieces, and the nickel at 128.88 million pieces.
A minor amount of 1.68 million Presidential Dollars were struck during the month at the Denver facility.
|2015 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Homestead||248.60 M||214.40 M||463.00 M|
|Harry S. Truman||3.36 M||4.90 M||8.26 M|
|Dwight D. Eisenhower||3.64 M||4.90 M||8.54 M|
|John F. Kennedy||4.20 M||6.16 M||10.36 M|
The United States Mint has provided the preliminary production total for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Dollar. As in the past, this figure should be considered preliminary until the end of the year, as the US Mint has reserved the right to restart production within the year of issue based on demand.
Production for the Kennedy Dollar reached 6.16 million pieces at Philadelphia and 4.20 million pieces at Denver. This makes for a combined total of 10.36 million pieces, exceeding the production amounts for this year’s other Presidential Dollars.
There were no updated preliminary production totals provided for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The figures for the Homestead National Monument Quarter had been provided previously.