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|
|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.