US Mint Coin Production May 2010


The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through the end of May 2010. The latest update also includes the final production figures for the Franklin Pierce Presidential Dollar.

Overall production rose more than 200 million from the prior month, with 657.22 million coins produced at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. This marks the fourth straight month that total production has increased and the highest level in more than a year.

The table below displays a breakdown of production by denomination and mint. Totals for the month and year to date are included.

2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures
May 2010 Jan 2010 – May 2010
Lincoln Cent – Denver 186.40 M 615.60 M
Lincoln Cent – Phil. 222.80 M 650.43 M
Jefferson Nickel – Denver 0 0
Jefferson Nickel – Phil. 27.60 M 29.28 M
Roosevelt Dime – Denver 64.50 M 104.50 M
Roosevelt Dime – Phil. 81.50 M 155.00 M
Quarters – Denver 28.40 M 63.80 M
Quarters – Phil. 17.60 M 59.60 M
Kennedy Half – Denver 0 1.70 M
Kennedy Half – Phil. 0 1.80 M
Native Am Dollar – Denver 27.58 M 41.58 M
Native Am Dollar – Phil. 0 32.06 M
Pres Dollar – Denver 0 75.32 M
Pres Dollar – Phil. 0.84 M 75.74 M
Total 657.22 M 1,906.41 M

During the month more than 400 million cents were produced across both mints. This represents a big jump from recent production levels. In fact, this monthly total is greater than the total mintage for the 2009 “Presidency” Lincoln Cent.

There were 27.6 million Jefferson Nickels produced at the Philadelphia Mint adding to last month’s minor production of 1.68 million. The Denver Mint is still yet to make any 2010 Jefferson Nickels.

There were 146 million Roosevelt Dimes produced during the month. This monthly total is the same amount of dimes that were produced during all of 2009. In previous coin production posts, I had mentioned that the Federal Reserve reportedly ordered 224 million dimes from the US Mint. It seems that they are well on their way to fulfilling the order.

There were 46 million quarters produced at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints for the past month, bringing total quarter production for the year to 123.4 million. Previously, the US Mint indicated that the preliminary production for the Hot Springs Quarter was 59.6 million. Backing out this amount leaves 63.8 million coins, which are either completely or predominantly Yellowstone Quarters.

The Mint has not posted the specific production figures for the Yellowstone Quarter. Generally, figures for specific designs are provided in the month following the end of production. Although the Hot Springs figures came later than this.

The US Mint did provide production figures for the Franklin Pierce Presidential Dollar, indicating 38.36 million coins produced at the Denver Mint and 38.22 million coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint for a combined total of 76.58 million. This actually marks a slight increase from the total production of 74.48 million coins for the previous release of the series featuring Millard Fillmore.

Although the general trend for the Presidential Dollar series has been lower mintages for each subsequent release, there have been several occasions when a brief up tick was registered.

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  1. Sigo Plapal says

    Hey Michael, There are more P dimes in May than YTD. Are the numbers switched? Thx.

  2. Michael says

    Thanks. Actually, I didn't have the correct number in the ytd column.

    Now updated with the correct figures.

  3. CG says

    Anyone buying any of the items on the US Mint Last Opportunity page?

    The latest sales figures for the 2009 SILVER PROOF SETS are 688,031. This means when they sell out on the 15th, the total sales figure will probably be less than 695,000. This would be the lowest minted/sales figure of any silver proof set since 1998 which was 638,134.

    I know there were no separate silver quarter proof sets issued before 2004 and that is partly why the 1999, 2001 & 2002 silver proof sets have such a high collectible value – in addition to low sales figures of the complete 9 – 10 sets which were 804,000, 889,000 and 892,000 respectively.

    But I also noticed that the current sales figure for the DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Sets is 281,051. Lately these sets seem to be selling at fewer than 1000 a week and I don't know how much longer they will remain on sale but these sets will have the lowest mintage/sales figure of any of the separate silver quarter sets. The previously sold out 2008 State Quarters Silver Proof Set had sold 429,021 units which I believe was the previous low figure for these sets.

    That would mean that the total mintage/sales figures for all the 2009 silver quarters should be just under 1 million which would still be almost 200,000 more than the 1999 silver quarters and about 100.000 more than the 2001 & 2002 silver quarters. But the mintage/sales figures for the 2009 silver half dollars and 2009 silver dimes WOULD be the lowest since 1998.

    But I was wondering if there might continue to be decreasing sales figures for the mint's annual sets in future years because of the increasing sales prices and fewer number of coins offered in the sets.

    I have bought a few of these 2009 SILVER PROOF SETS on ebay lately for less than mint issue price and although I have yet to buy any from the US Mint yet, I am planning on buying some before they sell out. Because of the increased sales price and fewer number of coins offered in the 2010 sets, these might be the last annual sets I will purchase.

    As far as the future numismatic value of these sets – I suppose only time will tell.

  4. CG says

    As I believe I've stated previously, I think I might try to focus my time and money in collecting the 5 oz. ATB silver bullion coins in the future.

    I like the idea of collecting coins with both numismatic and intrinsic value, esp. if these coins have low mintages. And because these will be bullion coins, they shouldn't have the kind of markup the mint charges for their collectible silver and gold coins – which I also like.

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