The coin production figures through July 2009 have now been provided by the United States Mint. This update includes the final production figure for the American Samoa Quarter, which marked another successive low for the denomination.
The table below lists the US Mint coin production for the month of July 2009. These numbers are determined by comparing the year to date totals from last month to the year to date totals posted from this month.
|US Mint Coin Production July 2009|
|Cents||151.60 M||120.40 M||272.00 M|
|Nickels||0||6.96 M||6.96 M|
|Quarters||0||13.00 M||13.00 M|
|Presidential Dollars||1.96 M||27.44 M||29.40 M|
|Native Amer Dollars||0||0||0|
|Total||153.56 M||167.80 M||321.36 M|
The second following table shows the total year to date coin production figures for each denomination. Where available, the totals for each coin design have been provided.
|2009 Coin Production January 2009 to July 2009|
|Birthplace Cent||284.40 M||350.40 M||634.80 M|
|Formative Yrs Cent||376.00 M||363.60 M||739.60 M|
|Jefferson Nickel||39.84 M||46.80 M||86.64 M|
|Roosevelt Dime||96.50 M||49.50 M||146.00 M|
|District of Columbia Quarter||83.60 M||88.80 M||172.40 M|
|Puerto Rico Quarter||53.20 M||86.00 M||139.20 M|
|Guam Quarter||45.00 M||42.60 M||87.60 M|
|Am Samoa Quarter||42.60 M||39.60 M||82.20 M|
|Kennedy Half Dollar||1.70 M||1.70 M||3.40 M|
|W.H. Harrison Dollar||43.26 M||55.16 M||98.42 M|
|John Tyler Dollar||43.54 M||43.54 M||87.08 M|
|Native American Dollar||27.30 M||23.80 M||51.10 M|
A few observations from the latest updates.
Added as a late update to last month’s post, the final production figures for the first two 2009 Lincoln Cent designs are now known. The second design has a higher mintage than the first design. This breaks the trend for all other denominations which feature rotating designs, which have shown overall mintage declines for each subsequent release.
The production figures for the 2009 Jefferson Nickel have increased. As mentioned in a previous post, this additional production comes despite the fact that the US Mint “officially” announced the end of production for all nickels and dimes for the remainder of 2009. The prospect of continuing production for 2009 nickels and dimes may remove some of the froth from the market for these rarely encountered coins.
The final production numbers for the American Samoa Quarter have been posted. The overall production represents another new low for the series with only 82.2 million coins produced. The 2009-D American Samoa Quarter has a mintage of 39.6 million, which represents the lowest mintage for a circulation strike quarter since 1962.
One of the most notable aspects of the update is the small number of quarters minted during the month of July. Only 13 million quarters were produced at the Denver Mint and no quarters were produced at the Philadelphia Mint. If the short production of quarters continues for another month, this might be setting up for some spectacularly low totals for the US Virgin Islands Quarters. Definitely something to watch and keep in mind.