Updated circulating coin production figures have been provided by the United States Mint. Monthly production fell to the lowest level of the year, however it did remain above the level of the year ago period.
During the month of August 2014, total production reached 913.38 million pieces across the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This compares to production in the prior month of more than 1.3 billion coins and production in the year ago period of August 2013 of 724.91 million coins.
The production for August 2014 represents the lowest monthly level of the year and only the second time that monthly production has fallen below the one billion level for this year.
A breakdown of circulating coin production by mint facility and denomination appears below. The first number column represents the monthly production amount, while the second number column represents the cumulative production for the year to date.
|2014 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|August 2014||YTD 2014|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||360.40 M||2,942.40 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||193.20 M||2,638.40 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||59.52 M||434.88 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||26.16 M||424.32 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||110.50 M||804.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||39.00 M||700.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||81.40 M||720.40 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||43.20 M||559.80 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||2.10 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||2.50 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||5.60 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||3.08 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||0||15.26 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.88 M|
|Total||913.38 M||9,273.12 M|
As is typically the case, the cent accounted for more than half of overall monthly production with 553.6 million pieces struck across both facilities. The next most produced denomination was the dime at a combined 149.5 million pieces. Completing the line up was the quarter at 124.6 million pieces and the nickel at 85.68 million.
During the month, the US Mint did not strike circulating quality half dollars or $1 coins.
For the year to date, overall circulating coin production has now reached 9.27 billion pieces. This remains ahead of the pace of production from the previous year. For the comparable year ago period production had reached 8.31 billion pieces. For the full year of 2013, production had reached 11.91 billion pieces.
The United States Mint has provided an update to the coin production figures by design for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, adding the Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarters. There are no changes to the previously provided figures for the Presidential $1 Coin Program. As mentioned in the past, these figures should be considered preliminary until the close of the year since the Mint reserves the right to restart production if warranted by demand.
|2014 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Great Smoky Mountains||99.40 M||73.20 M||172.60 M|
|Shenandoah||197.80 M||112.80 M||310.60 M|
|Arches||251.40 M||214.20 M||465.60 M|
|Great Sand Dunes||171.80 M||159.60 M||331.40 M|
|Warren G. Harding||3.78 M||6.16 M||9.94 M|
|Calvin Coolidge||3.78 M||4.48 M||8.26 M|
|Herbert Hoover||3.78 M||4.48 M||8.26 M|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt||3.92 M||4.76 M||8.68 M|
The preliminary production figures for the Great Sand Dunes Quarters reached 171.8 million pieces at the Philadelphia Mint and 159.6 million pieces at the Denver Mint. This made for overall production of 331.4 million, falling below the total for the prior design.