US Mint Coin Production July 2012

Updated circulating coin production figures are available from the United States Mint covering production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints through July 2012.

For the month, total production reached 906.62 million, which was down from the prior month total of 975.59 million, but up from the year ago period when 821.98 million coins were struck.

For the year to date, production has now reached more than 5.7 billion coins. This is on pace to surpass last year’s total circulating coin production of 8.2 billion coins.

A breakdown of production by denomination and mint facility is included below. The first number column represents the total production for July 2012, while the second column represents total production for the year to date.

2012 US Mint Coin Production Figures
July 2012 YTD 2012
Lincoln Cent – Denver 309.60 M 1,785.20 M
Lincoln Cent – Phil. 281.60 M 1,928.80 M
Jefferson Nickel – Denver 42.96 M 366.24 M
Jefferson Nickel – Phil. 29.76 M 312.88 M
Roosevelt Dime – Denver 94.50 M 539.50 M
Roosevelt Dime – Phil. 65.00 M 519.00 M
Quarters – Denver 47.60 M 111.41 M
Quarters – Phil. 35.40 M 108.00 M
Kennedy Half – Denver 0 1.70 M
Kennedy Half – Phil. 0 1.80 M
Native Am Dollar – Denver 0 2.80 M
Native Am Dollar – Phil. 0 2.80 M
Pres Dollar – Denver 0.28 M 16.24 M
Pres Dollar – Phil. -0.08 M 27.80 M
Total 906.62 M 5,724.17 M

As usual, cents accounted for the majority of production for the month. The Philadelphia and Denver Mints struck a combined 591.20 million cents, accounting for 65.2% of all production.

The total number of quarters produced during the month reached 83 million. This actually represents the highest monthly production for the denomination for the year to date. This appears to be the start of production for the Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter, although a production total for that particular design has not yet been indicated. The US Mint may be expecting higher demand for this particularly dramatic design. Alternatively, this could represent a change in production trend for the denomination after years of low mintages.

Production of nickels and dimes continued around their typical levels, and Presidential Dollars saw some minor adjustments.

Shown below are production levels for America the Beautiful Quarters and Presidential Dollars by design. The US Mint specifically reserves the right to restart production of any design within the year of issue based on demand and production capacity.

2012 US Mint Coin Production by Design
Denver Phil. Total
El Yunque Quarter 25.00 M 25.80 M 50.80 M
Chaco Culture Quarter 22.00 M 22.00 M 44.00 M
Acadia Quarter 21.606 M 24.80 M 46.406 M
Arthur Dollar 4.06 M 6.02 M 10.08 M
Cleveland Dollar 4.06 M 5.46 M 9.52 M
Harrison Dollar 4.20 M 5.64 M 9.84 M
Cleveland (2) Dollar 3.92 M 10.68 M 14.60 M


There were no new designs added to the roster for this month. The only adjustments were an increase for the Denver Mint Grover Cleveland (First Term) Dollars by 0.28 million, and slight decreases for the Philadelphia Mint Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland (Second Term) Dollars.

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  1. SmallPotatos says

    Does the mint not release the San Francisco AtB quarter numbers? I was just curious. I know they are not meant for general circulation, but neither are the Kennedy halves, so i was just asking.

  2. Mint News Blog says

    Other than the information on the initial production of 1.4 million coins per design, the US Mint has not provided any information on this.

  3. Samuel says

    why not mint announces the numbers for FS, Unc AGE? and i m pretty sure they will only mint one batch. so we dont need to guess which one will be the lowest one.

  4. mookem says


    I believe the numbers for SF that you’re looking for are listed on the weekly sales report. The “S” mint bags and rolls.

  5. Roger Diehl says

    Here – go to this link and do the “Subscribe by Email”

    It will give you a weekly email that includes links to both
    numismatic product sales report (Mint Store sales)
    circulating coin production figures (circulating coin production)

  6. guama says

    150 million atb quarters and still see very few in change. Who’s hoarding these and why??

  7. Fosnock says


    The ATB quarters do not even appear to be leaving the Fed\Mint into circulation.
    Per Coinupdate:
    “From 1999 to 2008, the Federal Reserve Banks had procedures in place, which allowed financial institutions to order unmixed quantities of the newly released quarters during specified ordering windows. Many banks would order a certain amount of each new State Quarter design to satisfy the demand of their customers. From 2009 onwards, special ordering procedures were not provided, meaning that distribution would take place to meet transactional demand, without regard to a specific design

  8. Harry Baskins says

    If the mint announced the mintages for the FS coins, maybe that would encourage sales and lead to a quicker sellout.

  9. oldfolkie says

    Who knows what the mint will do but I hope they have the decency to at least consider the 3,000 or so collectors that have been collecting the first spouses all along. They should at least offer a subscription program to those that have been buying them all along before they announce really low mintages, they should limit orders to no more than what a few of us have been buying all along. If I remember correctly there was suppose to be a subscription program along with a nice display case. But, instead they stopped the subscription program and let a few flippers/dealers buy out the first offerings in hours and killed it for a lot of level headed collectors that actually live by a budget.

    I attribute all the problems to the First Spouses and the 5 ounce ATBs to two things, the increase in bullion prices and the failure of the mint to give any thought to how important the first offerings are to any successful program.

  10. SmallPotatos says

    I was just curious to see those numbers along side Denver & Philly. I have ordered the rolls, and was debating going thru them to cheery pick the nice ones & sell them off at say 50-75 cents apeice, and them dump the rest in to circulation after i get my $32 bucks back i spent for the roll.

  11. Hidalgo says

    I sure would not mind collecting all of the FS gold coins, but at about $900 – $1,000 per coin, with so many more FS coins to buy, and with all of my other expenses, I need to limit my purchases on those coins that I really want in my collection.

    I am uncertain how others do it — that is, how the handful of collectors on this blog are able to buy even 1 or 2 of every FS gold coin the US Mint offers. Well, I guess it’s a matter of priorities and how much income one has…..

  12. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    guama says:
    “150 million atb quarters and still see very few in change. Who’s hoarding these and why?”

    dear sir,
    if u take from 1965 avg 5,000,000,000 quarters / year.
    that equals approx. 50 years x 5,000,000,000 = ~250,000,000,000 quarters total.
    yes that’s a quarter of a TRILLION quarters.
    in 2010 only about 300,000,000 ATB quarters were made that year P and D.
    Therefore there is about a 300,000,000/250,000,000,000 probability of finding a 2010 quarter.
    This is 1 in 1,000.
    You have to loook through at least 25 rolls (40 x 25 = 600 quarters) to find one 2010 ATB quarter.

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