US Mint Circulating Coin Production April 2013

taftUpdated figures are now available for the United States Mint’s circulating coin production. Preliminary mintage figures are also available for the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter and the William Howard Taft Presidential Dollar.

During April 2013, the US Mint struck more than 1.1 billion circulating coins at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This is up by 18.87% from previous month when 932 million coins were struck. It is up by an even greater 29.20% from the year ago period of April 2012 when 858 million coins were struck.

Total production for the year to date has now reached more than 4.2 billion coins. This is running more than 1 billion coins ahead of the pace of production in the previous year.

The table below shows the break down of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility for the month of April, along with total production for the year to date.

2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures
Apr 2013 YTD 2013
Lincoln Cent – Denver 309.60 M 1,190.80 M
Lincoln Cent – Phil. 382.00 M 1,284.40 M
Jefferson Nickel – Denver 53.04 M 236.88 M
Jefferson Nickel – Phil. 74.16 M 204.96 M
Roosevelt Dime – Denver 84.00 M 353.50 M
Roosevelt Dime – Phil. 105.50 M 407.50 M
Quarters – Denver 47.60 M 278.40 M
Quarters – Phil. 47.20 M 211.00 M
Kennedy Half – Denver 1.80 M 1.80 M
Kennedy Half – Phil. 1.00 M 1.80 M
Native Am Dollar – Denver 0 1.82 M
Native Am Dollar – Phil. 0 1.82 M
Pres Dollar – Denver 2.52 M 10.64 M
Pres Dollar – Phil. 0.13 M 19.45 M
Total 1,108.55 M 4,204.77 M

The Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities struck a combined 691.2 million cents for the month. This represents the highest monthly production level since this site began tracking these figures more than four years ago. As typical, the cent accounted for more than half of overall circulating coin production.

The production of the nickel and dime were more or less within their typical monthly levels for this year. Overall production levels are running ahead of the previous year.

Quarter production shows the largest year over year gain. As discussed in previous articles, after years of striking only minimal numbers of America the Beautiful Quarters, levels have finally increased signifying demand from Federal Reserve Banks for newly minted quarters.

A minimal number of Kennedy Half Dollars were struck during the month. These will be offered by the United States Mint in numismatic bags and rolls scheduled for release in June.

Small numbers of Presidential Dollars were also struck. These coins are no longer produced for circulation, but only distributed by the US Mint at a premium to face value.

2012 US Mint Coin Production by Design
Denver Phil. Total
White Mountain Quarter 107.60 M 68.80 M 176.40 M
Perry’s Victory Quarter 131.60 M 107.80 M 239.40 M
McKinley Dollar 3.36 M 4.76 M 8.12 M
Roosevelt Dollar 3.92 M 5.18 M 9.10 M
Taft Dollar 3.36 M 4.76 M 8.12 M

New production figures have been provided by design for the America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars.

The Perry’s Victory Quarter shows total production of 239.40 million, divided as 131.60 million coins at Denver and 107.80 million coins at Philadelphia. The William Howard Taft Dollar shows total production of 8.12 million, divided as 3.36 million coins at Denver and 4.76 million coins at Philadelphia.

As mentioned in the past, these production totals by design should be considered preliminary until the close of the year. In the past, the US Mint has reserved the right to restart production based on demand and production capacity.

Numismatic Gold Coin Price Decrease Possible

Based on the available data, it is possible that the prices for the US Mint’s numismatic gold products may be adjusted lower tomorrow. Prices for these products are based on a gird and may be adjusted as frequently as weekly based on changes in the weekly average London Fix prices of the metal.

The average weekly London Fix price of gold is currently within the $1,400 to $1,449.99 range, which compares to the range of $1,450 to $1,499.99 used to establish current prices.

In the most likely scenario, as long as the Wednesday PM London Fix price is below the $1,450 level, then a price decrease should take place. Prices would be adjusted lower proportionally by $50 for each ounce of gold content.

The impacted products would include the 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins, 2013 commemorative gold coins, and 2013 Proof Gold Eagles. Weekly price changes have usually been implemented around mid-morning Wednesday.

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Comments

  1. VABEACHBUM says

    Interesting numbers. So where are all these new coins going?? Last year’s numbers were extraordinary, and I’m still hard-pressed to find many 2012 circulating coins “in circulation” while also completing 90% of my daily transactions w/ cash.

    Once again, the focus is on pennies and nickels, so I would have to estimate that US Mint seigniorage for current 2013 production is in the tank. As much as most of the economists continue to support on-going improvement, I still don’t see it.

    And with our society’s consistent trending towards cashless transactions, I cannot understand the need for even more coinage with each passing year. Next thing you know, the surplus of Dollar Coins will be placed into even larger storage facilities while it is surrounded by surpluses of the remaining coinages.

  2. Fosnock says

    The mintages are already helping me find ATB quarters. I already found 4 Perry’s, the were from the same source but still…

  3. thePhelps says

    While I don’t use cash for every transaction – I do use it quite a bit. I still havet he single 2012 Acadia I collected a couple of weeks ago. I have a few 2013 pennies and nothing else to show for the new production numbers.

  4. Mark in Florida says

    Would be nice if the gold price stayed down until next week’s proof buff comes out.

  5. says

    X2 on where are all these coins going? I live 160 miles west of Denver, you would think there would be some of this coinage here!

    So far this year I have gotten 1 cent, 1 White Mt quarter and that is it! What surprised me is the quarter, I did not think these were released to public, only available from the mint at a premium. However, some banks must be getting them if they are circulating, yes?

    Last year I got lots of 2012 dimes and cents, no nickels or quarters.

    I still have never seen a 2009 nickel in my change and I sort through rolls looking for them. I remember seeing eBay in 2009 and all the circulating nickels being sold were from Puerto Rico, perhaps they are sending this years coinage to our territories again?

  6. John says

    Yes, Puerto Rico still seems to get new coins fairly quickly but it took a while to find El Yunque last year (got both P & D after about 5 months). I find Chickasaw all the time including today. I received Denali less than two weeks after the “official” release.

  7. Dustyroads says

    Last week at the bank I withdrew $70. in quarters and found only a few AtB’s. It would be interesting to know where exactly they go, but I’m assuming their going to the same place as all others are going. Some are wondering how there can be a need for so many, but when you consider all the people who are unable to qualify for credit cards, paid strictly cash, and buy in cash only, you can understand that these coin are just as stretched thin as they ever were!

  8. Dustyroads says

    The markets are so crazy right now, with the Dow over 15,180 and the dollar is up, it looks like there is some optimism to continue this climb. I’m beginning to think there may be a PM buying opportunity on the horizon.

  9. Rich says

    Concur Dustyroads, was thinking the same…, suspect we’ll see if Ag is resting a soft or hard floor in the near future…, but I’ll have my cart loaded up just in case we see experience a 10% drop in a given day. I’m not really sure what has kept it at $23/oz.

  10. Tim says

    The Mints web site now shows the 2012 Native American D mint as being sold out with the P…. Just picked up another roll last week, what a sweet design!

  11. Tim says

    The NA dollar rolls for 2012. The P mintmark had sold out a couple of weeks ago and now the D mintmark has as well. This finishes all the options for the 2012’s concerning rolls, bags, and boxes.

  12. high low silver says

    So is this a low mintage or what ?…. I got 2 each from a coin show last year, but I don’t follow them that much…..

  13. Rich says

    Fosnock says: The mintages are already helping me find ATB quarters. I already found 4 Perry’s, the were from the same source but still…

    – you’re gonna have to help me out here partner…, source?

    I just paid $12 on ebay for a few Native American coins because my nephews will love them for that turtle and wolf. Help me out, that market up is about the same I paid on Friday for my WP ASE.

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