Circulating coin production at the United States Mint rose in the latest month. During April 2010, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver produced a combined 451.96 million coins. This represents the highest monthly production total in at least a year.
During the month, production included cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and Presidential Dollars. Notably, this represented first production of 2010 Jefferson Nickels this year. The denomination has not been minted for circulation since July 2009.
The table below displays the breakdown of production by denomination and Mint for the month and the year to date.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|April 2010||Jan 2010 – Apr 2010|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||135.20 M||429.20 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||149.60 M||427.63 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||0||0|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||1.68 M||1.68 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||40.00 M||40.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||54.50 M||73.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||16.40 M||35.40 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||18.60 M||42.00 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.70 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.80 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||14.00 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||32.06 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||16.94 M||75.32 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||19.04 M||74.90 M|
|Total||451.96 M||1,249.19 M|
The US Mint produced a total of 284.80 million one cent coins during April. This was down slightly from the production of 294 million cents in the prior month, but continues the relatively steady pattern of production for the denomination. Total production of the 2010 Lincoln Cent across both facilities has now reached 856.83 million.
The first production of 2010 Jefferson Nickels took place this month. It was limited to only 1.68 million coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
There were 94.5 million 2010 Roosevelt Dimes produced during the month. This total is broken down as 40.0 million Denver mint coins and 54.5 million Philadelphia Mint coins. Previously for the year, just 19 million dimes had been produced at Philadelphia, so this month’s figures have a significant impact. Last month I wrote about the first 2010 Roosevelt Dimes appearing in the channels of circulation. Big prices were being paid, but I cautioned that production of up to 224 million dimes was expected this year.
Across both facilities, 35 million America the Beautiful Quarters were produced. Total production for the year has now reached 77. 4 million. The US Mint has not indicated if production of the Yellowstone National Park Quarter has begun, or if the entire amount represents entirely Hot Springs National Park Quarters.
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