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Saturday, May 2, 2009

US Mint 2009 Coin Production Figures Updated

The US Mint has updated their 2009 coin production figures to reflect the coins minted through April 2009. This is an important update since the figures may represent the final mintages for the 2009 Jefferson Nickel and 2009 Roosevelt Dime. Production for both denominations has officially ended for 2009.

The numbers reported for 2009 Jefferson Nickels are now 39.84 million for Philadelphia and 39.36 million for Denver. This represents an increase of about 4 million and 6 million from the prior month. If these are the final mintages, they will represent the lowest since 1959.

The numbers for the 2009 Roosevelt Dimes are now 96.50 million for Philadelphia and 49.50 million for Denver. This represents an increase of 18 million and 8 million from the prior month. The relatively larger increase for the Philadelphia mintage might make the coin less attractive than the Denver minted coin. The 2009-D Roosevelt Dime marks the lowest mintage since 1958.

Figures for the 2009 Lincoln Cents have been updated. The US Mint does not split out production figures for each design. However, the final mintages for the 2009 Birthplace Lincoln Cent design have been confirmed elsewhere as 284.8 million at Philadelphia and 350 million at Denver. If you back out these numbers, that leaves production of 156.8 million and 72.8 million "Rail Splitter" design coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. I will try to confirm whether production of this design will continue or if these will be the final mintages.

The production figure for the 2009 John Tyler Presidential Dollar has now been reported. As might have been expected, the overall mintage represents another new low for the Presidential Dollar series.

Lastly, the figures for the 2009 Native American Dollars are either incorrect, or will need to be produced in much greater numbers before the end of the year. Under the authorizing legislation, the mintage of Native American Dollars must represent at least 20% of the total mintage for all dollar coins during the year. (Update: see comments for possible explanation.)

The complete figures from the US Mint's production page are listed below:
2009 Coin Production January 2009 to April 2009

Philadelphia Denver Total
Lincoln Cent 441.60 M 422.80 M 864.40 M
Jefferson Nickel 39.84 M 39.36 M 79.20 M
Roosevelt Dime 96.50 M 49.50 M 146.00 M
District of Columbia Quarter 83.60 M 88.80 M 172.40 M
Puerto Rico Quarter 53.20 M 86.00 M 139.20 M
Kennedy Half Dollar 1.70 M 1.70 M 3.40 M
W.H. Harrison Dollar 43.26 M 55.16 M 98.42 M
John Tyler Dollar 45.22 M 43.54 M 88.76 M
Native American Dollar 7.28 M 11.90 M 19.18 M

Thoughts on the new figures? Discuss on Coin Network!



At May 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Keith said...

Is it possible they minted some Native American dollars in late 2008? They were very easy to find available for sale in January.

If not, they are in serious trouble - either they will have to mint several million and leave them sitting on a shelf, or the last of the 2009 Presidentials will have mintages more like First Spouse coins.

At May 2, 2009 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...


Yes, I think that is what might have happened. The 2008 production figures for the "Golden Dollar" jumped by about 20 million in December. If this was all Native American Dollars, then it would put the total around the required 20%.

At May 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

a website devoted to Kennedy Half Dollar ... based on Michael's current figures, looks like the 2009 mintage is low compared to previous years.

At May 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Are there final numbers for the 2008 W gold eagles yet?

At May 2, 2009 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Mint News Blog said...


I have not seen any final numbers, but the last reported sales figures can be seen here:

At May 3, 2009 at 2:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something new on the US Mint site?

Shipping Delays: Due to current fulfillment issues we are experiencing shipping delays on all orders. It is taking 4 to 5 weeks to process and ship orders to customers. For more information, please see our FAQ #218.

At May 3, 2009 at 5:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talked to some manager at the mint and let me know that they had moved their warehouse. Due to this and training new hires, the delay has been taken to 4 - 5 weeks!

At May 4, 2009 at 2:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At May 4, 2009 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaknig of distribution sites, when will the Mint offer Direct Ship 2009 Presidential Dollars?

At May 5, 2009 at 5:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so the sales-fulfillment process imploded, we knew that, it was quite evident for months. That fact that the Mint hasn't exhibited proper transparency and issued a PUBLIC media statement is the sad thing. This will lead to more and more game playing. Regular customers who order products online might or might not notice the small sized website advisory note and order anyway. Then with the usual confusion, they won't know for months whether or not their order is "backordered" or "sold out". Obama needs to know what's going on, Dir. Moy ought to be brought on the carpet. History is not going to be kind to the Mint in future years. Not bashing, just stating the obvious.

At May 6, 2009 at 1:35 PM , Blogger sgt23 said...

Note: That for the 2009 Lincoln cents, that will be for all 4 series combined.


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