Updated figures are available covering the United States Mint’s circulating coin production through the month of May 2015. For the fifth consecutive month, the monthly production total surpassed one billion coins. Preliminary production figures are now available for the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollar.
For the month of May 2015, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver struck 1.46 billion circulating quality coins across five denominations. The figure was down compared to the prior month when production reached nearly 1.7 billion pieces. The figure was up from the year ago period when production was 1.33 billion pieces.
The table below shows the break down of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility for May 2015.
|2015 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|May 2015||YTD 2015|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||376.00 M||1,978.00 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||442.80 M||2,035.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||58.32 M||361.92 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||76.08 M||311.52 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||151.00 M||645.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||149.50 M||640.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||99.40 M||697.20 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||104.80 M||662.20 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||1.96 M||14.56 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||20.86 M|
|Total||1,459.86 M||7,377.00 M|
The cent accounted for more than half of all production, with 818.8 million pieces struck across the Philadelphia and Denver mint facilities. For the year to date, cent production is now above 4 billion pieces.
The next most produced denomination for the month was the dime at 300.5 million pieces, followed by the quarter at 204.2 million pieces, and the nickel at 134.4 million pieces. There was a minor amount of 1.96 million Presidential Dollars struck during the month.
In response to increased demand for circulating coins, the US Mint recently announced the conversion to three-shift operations at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This will require the addition of new personnel at both facilities. Based on demand forecasts from the Federal Reserve, the Mint expects to deliver more than 14 billion new circulating coins this year.
|2015 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Homestead||248.60 M||214.40 M||463.00 M|
|Kisatchie||379.60 M||397.20 M||776.80 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|
|Lyndon B. Johnson||3.36 M||4.90 M||8.26 M|
There were two new additions to the tables showing preliminary production totals by design for America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars.
The Kisatchie National Forest Quarter had production of 379.6 million pieces at Denver and 397.2 million pieces at Philadelphia for a total of 776.8 million pieces, up sharply from the total production of the previous design.
The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollar had production of 3.36 million pieces at Denver and 4.90 million pieces at Philadelphia, for a total of 8.26 million pieces. This matches the production of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar from earlier in the year.
As mentioned in the past, these figures should be considered preliminary as the US Mint has reserved the right to resume production during the year of release based on demand and production capacity.