The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures covering the month of July 2013. A preliminary production total has also been provided for the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollar.
For the month of July, the US Mint struck 1.23 billion circulating coins across both mint facilities and all denominations. This amount represents a sharp increase of 35.22% over the production total from the year ago period. This is now the seventh month in a row that production figures have recorded a year over year increase.
The year to date production total has now reached 7.61 billion coins. The US Mint is on pace to easily surpass the prior year annual total of 9.93 billion coins.
A breakdown of circulating coin production by mint facility and denomination appears in the table below. The first number column represents the latest monthly production, while the second number column represents the year to date production.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|July 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||363.60 M||2,173.60 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||353.20 M||2,366.00 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||65.76 M||410.88 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||67.44 M||378.24 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||111.50 M||666.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||106.50 M||673.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||88.60 M||497.00 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||66.00 M||378.80 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.80 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.80 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||1.82 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||1.82 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||3.36 M||14.00 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.45 M|
|Total||1,225.96 M||7,615.21 M|
The lowly cent accounted for the majority of overall production, with 716.8 million pieces struck during the month. Year to date production or the denomination has now reached more than 4.5 billion pieces.
Production of nickels, dimes, and quarters each came in slightly higher than the typical levels seen for the respective denominations for this year. Compared to the prior year, quarters continue to show the largest gains by far. For the year to date, there have been 875.8 million quarters produced. During the comparable year ago period, production was a mere 219.41 million pieces.
There were no Kennedy Half Dollars or Native American Dollars struck during the month. A small amount of Presidential Dollars were struck at the Denver Mint this month.
Production totals by design for the America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars appear below. 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. A new figures has been added this month for the Woodrow Wilson Dollars.
|2012 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|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|
|Great Basin Quarter||141.40 M||122.40 M||263.80 M|
|McKinley Dollar||3.36 M||4.76 M||8.12 M|
|Roosevelt Dollar||3.92 M||5.31 M||9.23 M|
|Taft Dollar||3.36 M||4.76 M||8.12 M|
|Wilson Dollar||3.36 M||4.62 M||7.98 M|
The US Mint indicates that the Denver Mint struck 3.36 million and the Philadelphia Mint struck 4.62 million of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollars. This makes for a total of 7.98 million across both facilities. This actually represents the lowest overall production for any issue of the series to date.
After the relatively high production levels seen for the series from 2007 to 2011, the Treasury Department suspended production of the Presidential Dollars for circulation starting with the 2012-dated issues. These saw overall production ranging from a high of 14.6 million to a low of 9.52 million. For the current year, preliminary production totals have all fallen below this range, culminating with the new low established by the final release of the year.