Updated figures are available for the United States Mint’s circulating coin production through the month of October 2014. For the eighth time this year, overall production topped the 1 billion level.
For the month of October, the US Mint produced 1.17 billion circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This figure was up from the prior month when just over 1 billion coins had been struck, but down slightly from the year ago period when 1.22 billion coins were struck.
For the year to date, production has now reached 11.45 billion pieces. This is up by 7.71% from the comparable year ago period when production had reached 10.63 billion pieces. For all of 2013, the US Mint had struck 11.91 billion circulating coins.
|2014 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|Oct 2014||YTD 2014|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||351.60 M||3,498.80 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||352.80 M||3,349.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||55.44 M||524.40 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||49.44 M||535.92 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||114.50 M||980.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||87.00 M||925.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||86.00 M||862.80 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||72.00 M||720.20 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||1,168.78 M||11,446.14 M|
During the October 2014, the US Mint struck a combined 704.4 million cents, accounting for 60.27% of overall production. The smallest denomination has typically accounted for more than half of monthly circulating coin production.
The next most produced denomination for the month was the dime at a combined 201.5 million pieces, accounting for 17.24% of overall production.
Production for the quarter reached a combined 158 million pieces, accounting for 13.52% of production.
The least produced denomination for the month was the nickel at a combined 104.88 million pieces, accounting for 8.97% of production.
During the month, the Mint did not strike any circulating quality half dollars or $1 coins. The last time production for the $1 coin occurred was in May. Production for the half dollar took place only in January.
|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|
There have been no updates to the chart showing preliminary production levels by design for the this year’s America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars.
From the totals released so far, the Great Smoky Mountains Quarter had the lowest overall production amongst the quarters at a combined 172.60 million pieces. The Arches National Park Quarter had the highest production at 465.60 million.
The highest produced Presidential Dollar for the year was the Warren G. Harding $1 Coin at 9.94 million pieces. The low position is shared by the Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover $1 Coins at 8.26 million pieces.