Circulating coin production at the United States Mint reached its highest monthly level since January. Across all denominations, there were 640.17 million coins produced at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.
This is up from 485.50 million circulating coins produced in the previous month, and also up from the 451.96 coins produced in the year ago period.
Total production for the year to date has now risen to more than 2.4 billion. During all of 2010, the US Mint had struck 6.37 billion coins.
The table below shows a breakdown of production by coin and mint facility for April, along with the year to date totals.
|2011 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|April 2011||YTD 2011|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||212.40 M||747.60 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||169.20 M||706.40 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||32.40 M||132.72 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||37.68 M||91.20 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||47.50 M||196.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||68.50 M||194.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||13.80 M||75.40 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||30.4 M||91.60 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.70 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.75 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||18.06 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||9.66 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||18.49 M||73.93 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||9.80 M||72.52 M|
|Total||640.17 M||2413.54 M|
As was the case for each month of the year so far, the Lincoln Cent accounted for the largest proportion of production. The US Mint struck 381.6 million cents across both facilities, accounting for almost 60% of all coin production. For the year to date, more than 1.45 billion cents have been produced.
Production of nickels and dimes saw an increase in the latest month. There were just over 70 million nickels and exactly 116 million dimes produced. For these two denominations, this is the highest monthly production since January. The year to date production figures for each denomination are now already more than double the full annual production for 2009. For that year, final mintages were at the lowest levels in decades.
There were 44.2 million quarters produced for the month. This seems to represent the initial production for the Olympic National Park Quarter, due to be released on June 13, 2011.
There were 28.29 million Presidential Dollars struck, representing the continued production of the Ulysses S. Grant Dollar, set to be released on May 19, 2011.
The following table shows the production levels by design for the America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars. For the quarters, the data is preliminary since production may be restarted for any design during the year of issue. No new figures have been added since last month’s update.
|2011 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Gettysburg Quarter||30.80 M||30.40 M||61.20 M|
|Glacier Quarter||31.20 M||30.40 M||61.60 M|
|Andrew Johnson Dollar||37.10 M||35.56 M||72.66 M|