February 2016 Circulating Coin Production with Shawnee Totals

The U.S. Mint struck over 930 million circulating coins in February, down from last month’s total of 1.51 billion, and less than February 2015’s 1.28 billion coins produced. Overall production dropped for all issues compared to January, except for Roosevelt dimes from Philadelphia, which increased by 8.5 million to reach 116 million by the end of […]

January 2016 Circulating Coin Production & Bullion Sales Update

The U.S. Mint struck 1.51 billion circulating coins in the first month of 2016, slightly less than last year’s unusually high January total of 1.53 billion, but more than in January of 2014. Overall production increased for Lincoln cents, Native American dollars, and Presidential dollars compared to the same period in 2015, while nickels, dimes, […]

2015 American Eagle Silver Bullion Projected Sales Total (Updated)

Production on 2015 American Eagle Silver bullion coins wrapped up last week, and this week’s allocation of 1,130,000 coins will be the final batch released by the Mint to authorized buyers this year. 769,000 of that total was sold today, leaving 361,000 ounces available for the remainder of 2015. At the time of this writing, […]

U.S. Mint Tests Use of Barcodes to Extend Life of Dies

The U.S. Mint will soon conclude a trial aimed at increasing the brief life-cycle of its dies by improving its method for gathering information on those components. The Mint of Philadelphia has been experimenting with placing two-dimensional barcodes on each die, allowing die setters to better monitor both the force of individual die strikes and […]