The United States Mint’s circulating coin production figures have been updated to reflect coins struck through June 2014. The preliminary production total for the 2014 Arches National Park Quarter has also been indicated.
During the month of June 2014, the US Mint struck 1.28 billion circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This measured a slight decline from the prior month when 1.33 billion coins were struck. However, it registered a gain of almost 20% compared to the year ago period of June 2013, when production reached 1.07 billion coins.
Total production for the first half of the year has reached 7.03 billion pieces. This amount is up by about 10.5% compared to the comparable year ago period.
The table below shows a breakdown of circulating coin production by denomination and mint facility for June 2014, along with totals for the year to date.
|2014 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|June 2014||YTD 2014|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||515.20 M||2,205.60 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||349.20 M||2,051.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||58.32 M||306.72 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||69.60 M||332.16 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||84.00 M||581.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||30.50 M||538.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||106.00 M||548.60 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||67.00 M||415.80 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||1,279.82 M||7,028.40 M|
During the month, the cent accounted for more than two-thirds of overall production with 864.4 million pieces struck. For the year to date, cent production now tops 4.2 billion pieces, up by about 11% compared to the year ago period.
Quarters were the next largest contributor to production with 173 million pieces struck across the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. Year to date production has reached 964.4 million, up by more than 33% compared to the year ago period. During the past two years, the quarter has seen the strongest gains in production of all the denominations. This has helped to outweigh the reduced seigniorage from the $1 coin denomination and the negative seigniorage generated by the cent and nickel.
Rounding out production for the month, there were 127.92 million nickels and 114.5 million dimes struck across both facilities. Production for these denominations has been roughly steady compared to the year ago period.
There were no half dollars or $1 coins struck during the month. These denominations are no longer produced for circulation, but only struck to fulfill collector demand.
Production figures by design for the America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential $1 Coin Programs appear below. These figures should be considered preliminary until the close of the year, as the US Mint has reserved the right to revisit additional 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|
|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 chart now includes production figures for the 2014 Arches National Park Quarter, which came in at 251.4 million pieces at Denver and 214.2 million pieces at Philadelphia. The overall total of 465.6 million exceeds the figures for the prior two designs by a wide margin.
The lowest overall production for an issue of the America the Beautiful Quarters series occurred for the 2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarters at 44 million pieces. The highest overall production occurred for the 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter at 504.2 million.