The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through the end of August 2010. The latest update also includes the preliminary mintage figures for the Grand Canyon National Park Quarter.
During August 2010, the US Mint produced 743.78 million coins across the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Coins produced included cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars.
The past month’s production is a slight drop from July 2010 when 772.08 million coins were produced. After starting the year at very low levels, coin production recorded four consecutive monthly increases to reach production of more than 900 million coins in June 2010. In the two months since, numbers have receded from the high.
The table below presents a breakdown of circulating coin production by denomination and mint facility. The first column represents production for the month of August 2010, while the second column shows the total annual production through August 30, 2010.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|August 2010||YTD 2010|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||181.60 M||1,306.00 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||269.20 M||1,451.63 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||25.20 M||97.68 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||28.08 M||147.84 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||61.00 M||323.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||78.00 M||402.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||23.20 M||133.20 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||34.80 M||134.20 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.70 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.80 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||0||42.98 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||32.06 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||13.02 M||124.88 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||29.68 M||142.24 M|
|Total||743.78 M||4,341.21 M|
The Lincoln Cent accounted for more than 60% of the total coins struck during the month. There were 450.8 million coins produced across the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. The year to date total now exceeds the total production of 2009 Lincoln Cents, which was 2,354 million across all four Bicentennial designs.
The relatively robust production of nickels and dimes continued this month. There were 53.28 million nickels and 139 million dimes produced. Year to date totals now vastly exceed the low mintages recorded for the 2009 Jefferson Nickel and 2009 Roosevelt Dime.
Rounding out production were 58 million America the Beautiful Quarters and 42.7 million Presidential Dollars. Production did not take place for the Kennedy Half Dollar and Native American Dollar.
In addition to the figures by denomination, preliminary production figures were provided for the Grand Canyon Quarter. The numbers were 34.6 million from the Philadelphia Mint and 34.8 million from the Denver Mint for a combined total of 69.4 million. This coin is scheduled for circulation release on September 20, 2010.
In the past, once production of a new design had begun, production would be closed for the prior design. This year, the US Mint has indicated that they may restart production of earlier designs if demand exists from their bulk purchase program. So far, none of the preliminary figures from the earlier designs have been adjusted upwards.
The table below shows the preliminary production figures by design for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters and 2010 Presidential Dollars.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Hot Springs Quarter||29.00 M||30.60 M||59.60 M|
|Yellowstone Quarter||34.80 M||33.60 M||68.40 M|
|Yosemite Quarter||34.80 M||35.20 M||70.00 M|
|Grand Canyon Quarter||34.60 M||34.80 M||69.40 M|
|Fillmore Dollar||36.96 M||37.52 M||74.48 M|
|Pierce Dollar||38.36 M||38.22 M||76.58 M|
|Buchanan Dollar||36.54 M||36.82 M||73.36 M|
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