The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production fell in August, with 1.3 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.8 billion-coin total.
Overall production decreased by 27% compared to July, and rose by 14% in relation to August of 2015. This year’s circulating coin total stands at more than 11.4 billion coins, 3% less than had been struck by this time last year.
The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first numerical column lists figures for the month of August, while the “2016 Total” represents the cumulative number for the year.
2016 US Mint Coin Production Figures
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||286.80 M||3,084.40 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||391.60 M||3,375.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||50.88 M||527.52 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||77.52 M||554.88 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||126.00 M||1,022.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||163.00 M||1117.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||88.00 M||862.60 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||118.03 M||887.63 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||2.10 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||2.10 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||2.10 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||2.80 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||0||14.84 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||1.12 M||18.06 M|
|Total||1302.95 M||11473.63 M|
The Lincoln cent saw 678 million pieces struck last month, constituting 52% of all coins produced during this period. Roosevelt dimes had the second-highest mintage at 289 million coins, followed by America the Beautiful quarters with 206 million and Jefferson nickels with 128 million.
The table below presents cumulative 2016 production numbers for America the Beautiful quarters and Presidential dollars, differentiated by design. This is the first time the Mint has shared totals for Harpers Ferry ATB quarters, which will cease production now that the Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter has been released.
2016 US Mint Coin Production by Design
|Shawnee||151.80 M||155.60 M||307.40 M|
|Cumberland Gap||223.20 M||215.40 M||438.60 M|
|Harpers Ferry||424.00 M||434.63 M||858.63|
|Nixon||4.34 M||5.46 M||9.80 M|
|Ford||5.04 M||5.46 M||10.50 M|
|Reagan||5.46 M||7.14 M||12.60 M|
While production figures for individual ATB quarters are not posted until after the Mint has finished making each design, numbers for Presidential $1 coins are not to be considered final until the end of the year. In all likelihood, however, the majority of 2016’s Presidential dollars have already been struck and future adjustments will be minimal.