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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