The United States Mint has updated circulating coin production figures through the month of February 2013. Preliminary production figures are available for both the William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollars.
For the month of February 2013, production reached 939.98 million circulating coins struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. This amount is down from the high production of 1.22 billion seen in the previous month. However, it does represent a significant increase from the production of 579.86 million in the year ago period.
The table below shows the break down of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility for the month of February, along with total production for the year to date.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Feb 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||297.20 M||596.00 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||252.40 M||628.40 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||58.56 M||126.96 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||45.60 M||106.08 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||83.00 M||185.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||89.50 M||211.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||62.60 M||174.80 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||40.20 M||107.40 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||0|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||0|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||1.82 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||1.82 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||3.22 M||6.58 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||7.70 M||16.80 M|
|Total||939.98 M||2,163.66 M|
As usual, the cent accounted for more than half of overall production with 549.6 million struck across both facilities. During the past month, I received my first 2013-dated cent in change. I have read other reports of people already receiving 2013-dated nickels, dimes, and quarters in change as well.
Compared to the previous month, the production levels for the nickel, dime, and quarter showed a decline. However, in all cases the production level is higher compared to the year ago period.
The US Mint has still not produced any half dollars this year. Although the denomination is no longer issued for circulation, the Mint does offer bags and rolls of the coins as numismatic products. The 2013 Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls are not scheduled to go on sale until June, which is much later compared to prior years.
More than 10 million Presidential Dollars were struck during the month. This denomination is also no longer issued for circulation, but only distributed within numismatic products.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|McKinley Dollar||3.36 M||4.76 M||8.12 M|
|Roosevelt Dollar||3.22 M||5.18 M||8.40 M|
The US Mint has provided preliminary production totals for the William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollars, at 8.12 million and 8.40 million, respectively. The production is skewed towards the Philadelphia Mint, which matches the typical pattern of customers orders. These figures should only be considered preliminary, in the past the US Mint has reserved the right to restart production based on customer demand and production capacity.
Last year, production for the Presidential Dollars for individual designs ranged from a low of 9.52 million to a high of 14.60 million.