The latest United States Mint circulating coin production figures are now available. For the fifth month in a row, production levels show an increase compared to the year ago period.
For the month of May 2013, the US Mint stuck 1.084 billion circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This represents an increase of 32.20% compared to the year ago period of May 2012 when 819.86 million coins were struck.
Total production for the year to date has now reached 5.289 billion coins. This amount is up by 37.66% compared to the comparable year ago period.
The table below shows a breakdown of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility. Separate totals are shown for the month of May 2013 and the total production for the year to date.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|May 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||324.40 M||1,515.20 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||371.20 M||1,655.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||55.68 M||292.56 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||50.88 M||255.84 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||94.00 M||447.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||93.00 M||500.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||51.60 M||330.00 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||43.60 M||254.60 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||0||10.64 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.45 M|
|Total||1,084.36 M||5,289.13 M|
As usual, the cent accounted for the majority of overall production. The Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities struck a combined 695.6 million cents during the month, representing 64.14% of all production.
The monthly production totals for nickels, dimes, and quarters remained around their typical monthly levels for this year. These three denominations accounted for the balance of circulating coin production during the month.
There were no circulating quality half dollars or $1 coins reported as struck during the 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.
|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|
|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|
The weekly numismatic product sales report has now been published on Coin Update. The report includes the opening numbers for 2013 Mint Set, 2013-P Perry’s Victory Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, and 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle.
Separately, it is possible that prices for the US Mint’s numismatic gold products will be decreased tomorrow. Over the past several weeks, prices have been moving back and forth as the market price of gold has fluctuated above and below the $1,400 level.
Based on the available data, the average weekly gold price will likely fall within the $1,350 to $1399.99 range. This is one tier lower than the range used to establish current prices. In the most likely scenario, the prices for gold numismatic products would be decreased as long as the Wednesday London PM Fix price is below $1,400.
Products impacted by the change would include the 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins, 2013 commemorative gold coins, 2013 Proof Gold Eagles, the 2013 Proof Gold Buffalo, and the recently released 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle. Prices would be increased proportionally by $50 for each ounce of gold content.
It is also possible that the price for the US Mint’s single numismatic platinum product may be increased tomorrow. Based on the available data, the average weekly platinum price will likely fall within the $1,500 to $1,549.99 range. This is one tier higher than the range used to establish current prices. In the most likely scenario, as long as the Wednesday PM London Fix price is above $1,500, then the price increase would take place. The single product impacted would be the 2012 Proof Platinum Eagle, which would see its price increased by $50.
Weekly pricing changes have typically been made effective mid-morning on Wednesday.