For the month of August 2011, the United States Mint struck 604.54 million coins for circulation at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This amount is down from the previous month’s total of 821.98 million and also down from the year ago period when 743.78 million coins were struck.
For the year to date, circulating coin production has now reached more than 5.55 billion. The total annual production for the 2010 calendar year was 6.37 billion.
Included below are production figures broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first number column represents production for August 2011, while the second number represents year to date production through August 31, 2011.
|August 2011||YTD 2011|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||144.80 M||1,607.74 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||239.60 M||1,656.00 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||35.76 M||364.08 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||56.88 M||326.88 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||54.50 M||528.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||52.00 M||558.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||8.20 M||125.60 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||5.80 M||122.40 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.70 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.75 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||5.04 M||23.10 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||1.96 M||11.62 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||0||111.86 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||111.30 M|
|Total||604.54 M||5,550.53 M|
As is usually the case, the cent accounted for more than half of all production, with 384.40 million cents produced across both facilities. More than 3.2 billion cents have been produced for the year to date.
Relatively steady production of nickels and dimes continued, as has been the case throughout the year.
The Philadelphia and Denver Mint stuck 5.8 million and 8.2 million quarters, respectively. This appears to represent additional production of the Vicksburg Quarter, which was released on August 18. Total preliminary production figures for this coin were also provided.
As an interesting change, the US Mint struck Native American Dollars for the first time since March 2011, while no Presidential Dollars were produced during the month. Under current law, it is required that 20% of all dollar coins struck during the year are Native American Dollars. The current production totals have the amount at only 15.55%.
The US Mint had requested legislation that would remove the production requirement for the series. Instead, five separate bills were introduced in Congress, which primarily seek to abolish or limit the production of Presidential Dollars. All of these bills were referred to committee and have not been voted on yet.
|2011 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Gettysburg Quarter||30.80 M||30.40 M||61.20 M|
|Glacier Quarter||31.20 M||30.40 M||61.60 M|
|Olympic Quarter||30.60 M||30.40 M||61.00 M|
|Vicksburg Quarter||33.40 M||30.80 M||64.20 M|
|Andrew Johnson Dollar||37.10 M||35.56 M||72.66 M|
|Ulysses S. Grant Dollar||37.94 M||38.08 M||76.02 M|
|Rutherford Hayes Dollar||36.82 M||37.66 M||74.48 M|
The US Mint has provided new production figures by coin design. Once production of a particular design has been completed, the US Mint typically provides the total production level for that design. The figures provided for Presidential Dollars are typically the final mintages, whereas the US Mint reserves the right to restart production of any America the Beautiful Quarter design within the year of issue.
The Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter had total production of 64.20 million coins. This is slightly above the levels for the other 2011 designs, but below the production levels of the 2010 designs.
Across nine separate designs, the US Mint has now produced 595 million America the Beautiful Quarters. This amount is still below the total production for the first issue of the State Quarters Program- the Delaware Quarter had production of more than 774 million.
The production figures for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Dollar were provided as 74.48 million across both facilities. This is down from the level for the previous design featuring Ulysses S. Grant, but above the level of the current lowest mintage issue of the series featuring Andrew Johnson.