Updated figures are available for the United States Mint’s circulating coin production through the month of October 2013. Once again monthly production topped the 1 billion mark.
For the month of October, the US Mint struck 1.22 billion circulating coins at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This represents an increase of 17% from the year ago period when monthly production reached 1.04 billion. The latest total was also an increase from the prior month when production was 1.1 billion coins.
For the year to date, the US Mint has now produced 10.63 billion circulating coins. This amount exceeds the full annual production of the prior year, which had reached 9.34 billion coins. This year will represent the fourth consecutive year over year production increase since mintage levels bottomed in 2009.
The table below displays the production figures broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first number column represents the production for the month of October 2013 while the second number column represents the production for the year to date.
|2013 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Oct 2013||YTD 2013|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||351.60 M||3,012.00 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||322.40 M||3,291.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||64.80 M||562.08 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||66.48 M||534.96 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||106.50 M||924.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||116.00 M||965.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||104.00 M||726.20 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||88.60 M||572.80 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||0||14.01 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||19.45 M|
|Total||1,220.38 M||10,629.84 M|
During the month, circulating coin production was confined to cents, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Compared to the previous month, production gains were seen for each of the four denominations. This was led by the quarter, which saw overall production of 192.6 million compared to 148.6 million in the prior month. For the year to date, quarter production has reached nearly 1.3 billion pieces. This is already more than double the full year annual production for 2012 of 568.01 million quarters.
The cent accounted for the majority of monthly coin production with 674 million pieces struck across the two mint facilities. For the year to date, there have now been more than 6.3 billion cents produced.
There have been no updates provided for the production totals by design for the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters and 2013 Presidential Dollars. The same figures available in the previous month are shown below.
|2013 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|
|Fort McHenry Quarter||151.40 M||120.00 M||271.40 M|
|McKinley Dollar||3.36 M||4.76 M||8.13 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 only preliminary production total not yet provided is for the recently released 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter. However, by backing out the provided totals for the first four quarter designs we can get an idea of the production total so far.
From the first table, year to date circulating coin production for the quarter has reached 1,299,000,000. From the second table, the first four quarter designs accounted for 951,000,000 of that total. This leaves production of 348,000,000 attributable to the Mount Rushmore Quarter, which would represent the highest mintage design for the series to date.
The overall mintage low for the series occurred for the 2012 Chaco Culture National Historic Park Quarter with 44,000,000 coins struck, evenly divided between the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.
This of course does not consider the specially released circulating quality quarters with “S” mint mark.