The United States Mint recently updated coin production figures through the end of June 2010. The numbers include the first 2010-D Jefferson Nickels and the preliminary production figures for the Yellowstone National Park Quarters.
For the month of June 2010, total circulating coin production reached 918.94 million. This is the highest level in more than a year and also represents the fourth consecutive month to month increase. Compared to January 2010, overall monthly coin production has quadrupled.
The table below shows the breakdown of production by denomination and mint facility. The first number column shows the production for the prior month and the second column shows the year to date production through June 30, 2010.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|June 2010||YTD 2010|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||296.00 M||911.60 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||289.20 M||939.63 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||36.24 M||36.24 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||46.80 M||76.08 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||82.00 M||186.50 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||64.50 M||219.50 M|
|Quarters – Denver||24.60 M||88.40 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||29.20 M||88.80 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.70 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.80 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||1.40 M||42.98 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||32.06 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||24.50 M||99.82 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||24.50 M||100.24 M|
|Total||918.94 M||2,825.35 M|
The Lincoln Cent had the highest production for any coin during the month with 296 million produced at the Denver Mint and 289.20 million produced at the Philadelphia Mint.
The first 2010-D Jefferson Nickels were produced in June with production of 36.24 million. The Philadelphia Mint also struck an additional 46.8 million nickels. Total year to date production of Jefferson Nickels across both mints is now above the combined total for the prior year.
Production for 2010 Roosevelt Dimes jumped during the month with 146.5 million produced across both facilities. This monthly total is above the combined 146 million dimes minted during all of 2009.
While monthly quarter production continued at a moderate pace, the US Mint posted the preliminary production figures for the Yellowstone National Park Quarter. There were 33.6 million from the Philadelphia Mint and 34.8 million from the Denver Mint for a combined total of 68.4 million pieces. This exceeds the preliminary production figures for the prior Hot Springs Quarter, which were 30.6 million from Philadelphia and 29 million from Denver for a total of 59.6 million.
There were 1.4 million Native American Dollars struck in Denver, and Presidential Dollar production was 24.5 million from each facility.
The rapid scale up in production this year has been surprising. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that the coins are reaching the channels of circulation faster. I have read several reports of 2010 Roosevelt Dimes and 2010 Lincoln Cents appearing in change, although the America the Beautiful Quarters seem more elusive in circulation.