The U.S. Mint has issued its figures for November circulating coin production, including the first and final mintage totals for Saratoga National Historical Park quarters.
Overall production last month came to 1.2 billion coins, down 29% compared to October, which saw over 1.75 billion pieces struck.
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 November, while the “Year to Date” numbers represent totals for all of 2015.
|2015 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||343.20 M||4,424.80 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||348.40 M||4,464.10 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||57.36 M||802.08 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||57.36 M||713.52 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||111.50 M||1,465.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||104.51 M||1,428.02 M|
|Quarters – Denver||106.80 M||1,555.60 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||116.60 M||1,438.62 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||0||16.67 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||20.86 M|
|Total||1,245.73 M||16,338.90 M|
The table below presents cumulative 2015 production numbers for America the Beautiful quarters and Presidential dollars, differentiated by design.
As noted above, these are the first totals for the Saratoga quarter, which has now concluded its production run. With a total of 436.4 million coins struck, Saratoga has the lowest mintage of all 2015 America the Beautiful quarters.
|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|
|Blue Ridge Parkway||505.20 M||325.60 M||830.80 M|
|Bombay Hook||206.40 M||280.80 M||487.20 M|
|Saratoga||215.80 M||220.60 M||436.40 M|
|Harry S. Truman||3.50 M||4.90 M||8.4 M|
|Dwight D. Eisenhower||3.64 M||4.90 M||8.54 M|
|John F. Kennedy||5.32 M||6.16 M||11.48 M|
|Lyndon B. Johnson||4.20 M||4.90 M||9.10 M|
In other news, the U.S. Mint has issued a statement saying it will stop issuing mail order forms after January 1, 2016. Orders by mail will be accepted and processed until September 30, 2016, after which time mail orders will be returned to customers with a request to resubmit the order by telephone or via the Mint’s Web site.
The Mint says this change stems from a desire to improve efficiency and consistency, as “orders placed through the mail are increasingly not accepted” due to rapid changes in inventory caused by faster-paced Web and phone transactions. Mail orders also take longer to “receive, process, and fulfill,” according to the statement.
The next mailing of brochures for Mint products will go out in January and will be the first batch issued without mail order forms.
Update (12/17/15): Adam Stump of the U.S. Mint has sent out the following notice amending the Mint’s prior statement on mail orders:
“The United States Mint is currently analyzing a policy change to discontinue the distribution of mail order forms in 2016. Although the next mailing of U.S. Mint product brochures scheduled for January will highlight the online and phone ordering process, mail orders will continue to be accepted as usual. Updates on the policy will be announced in 2016.”