Updated coin production figures are now available from the United States Mint. Additionally, the preliminary mintage figures for the Yosemite National Park Quarter and final mintage figures for the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar have been provided.
During July 2010, a total of 772.08 million coins were produced across all denominations. Production included cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and Presidential Dollars. Production did not take place for the Kennedy Half Dollar and Native American Dollar.
The latest monthly total shows a decline from the previous month’s production of 918.94 million and breaks the streak of four consecutive monthly increases. Notably, coin production for the year to date now exceeds the total production for all of 2009.
The table below presents the latest coin production figures broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first number column represents the number of coins produced during July 2010, and the second number column represents total production for the year to date.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|July 2010||YTD 2010|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||212.80 M||1,124.40 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||242.80 M||1,182.43 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||36.24 M||72.48 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||43.68 M||119.76 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||75.50 M||262.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||104.50 M||324.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||21.60 M||110.00 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||10.60 M||99.40 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||12.04 M||111.86 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||12.32 M||112.56 M|
|Total||772.08 M||3,597.43 M|
The stand out numbers in this update are for the 2010 Jefferson Nickels and 2010 Roosevelt Dimes. Nearly 80 million nickels were produced in the latest month across the Philadelphia and Denver mint facilities. This amount is nearly equal to the production of the 2009 Jefferson Nickel for the entire year. Similarly, the 180 million dimes produced in the latest month exceeds total annual production for the 2009 Roosevelt Dime.
The continuing escalation of mintages for this year’s nickels and dimes makes them increasingly less remarkable, but perhaps solidifies the allure of the low mintages achieved in the previous year.
This second following table presents the preliminary or final production figures for 2010 coins featuring rotating designs. The figures for the America the Beautiful Quarters must be considered preliminary, as the US Mint has indicated that production may be restarted for previous issues within the same calendar year. Based on available information, the figures for the Presidential Dollars can be considered final.
|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|
|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|
The Yellowstone Quarter had preliminary production of 34.80 million Philadephia Mint coins and 35.20 million Denver Mint coins. On a combined basis, the total 70 million coins narrowly exceeds the production for the previous design. However, it’s tough to draw comparisons or conclusions on these numbers as production may be resumed at any point.
The James Buchanan Presidential Dollar had overall production of 73.36 million, broken down as 36.54 million coins from Philadelphia and 36.82 million coins from Denver. The combined mintage is below both of the previous 2010 Presidential Dollars and also represents a fresh mintage low for the Presidential Dollar program.
The posting of final mintage figures for the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar comes earlier than expected. The circulation release date for the coin is still several weeks at August 19, 2010. Possibly, the United States Mint has ended production early in order to allow more time for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollars, which are expected to be in heavy demand.