Production for the month of December 2010 was minimal at 80.2 million coins, although this is likely seasonal. For December 2009, the US Mint did not report any circulating coins produced.
For all of 2010, production was 6,373,110,000 coins. This represents an increase of 79.6% over the historic low production experienced in 2009. Lower denomination coins were produced in greater numbers, while production of most higher value coins fell.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures|
|December 2010||Full Year 2010|
|Lincoln Cent – Denver||64.40 M||2,047.20 M|
|Lincoln Cent – Phil.||(6.80 M)||1,963.63 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Denver||3.36 M||229.92 M|
|Jefferson Nickel – Phil.||0||260.64 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Denver||13.50 M||562.00 M|
|Roosevelt Dime – Phil.||0||557.00 M|
|Quarters – Denver||0||173.40 M|
|Quarters – Phil.||0||173.60 M|
|Kennedy Half – Denver||0||1.70 M|
|Kennedy Half – Phil.||0||1.80 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Denver||5.74 M||48.72 M|
|Native Am Dollar – Phil.||0||32.06 M|
|Pres Dollar – Denver||0||159.88 M|
|Pres Dollar – Phil.||0||161.56 M|
|Total||80.20 M||6,373.11 M|
Comparing 2010 coin production to the prior year, cents across both mint facilities rose by 70.38% to more than 4 billion. Nickels rose by 403.92% to 490.56 million. Dimes rose by 666.43% to more than 1.1 billion. Native American Dollars rose by 13.36% to 80.78 million.
Looking at denominations which experienced declines, production of quarters fell by 35% to 347 million. Kennedy Half Dollars fell from 3.8 million to 3.5 million. Presidential Dollars fell by 8.78% to 321.44 million.
There were no changes to the figures provided for 2010 Presidential Dollars and 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters by individual design, suggesting that these figures are now final. For the quarter series, the US Mint had reserved the right to restart production of prior designs within the same year of issuance, if demand existed from the bulk purchase program.
|2010 US Mint Coin Production by Design|
|Hot Springs Quarter||34.00 M||35.60 M||69.60 M|
|Yellowstone Quarter||34.80 M||33.60 M||68.40 M|
|Yosemite Quarter||34.80 M||35.20 M||70.00 M|
|Grand Canyon Quarter||35.40 M||34.80 M||70.20 M|
|Mount Hood Quarter||34.40 M||34.40 M||68.80 M|
|Fillmore Dollar||36.96 M||37.52 M||74.48 M|
|Pierce Dollar||38.36 M||38.22 M||76.58 M|
|Buchanan Dollar||36.54 M||36.82 M||73.36 M|
|Abraham Lincoln||48.02 M||49.00 M||97.02 M|
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