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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

US Mint Coin Production July 2010

Updated coin production figures are now available from the United States Mint. Additionally, the preliminary mintage figures for the Yosemite National Park Quarter and final mintage figures for the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar have been provided.

During July 2010, a total of 772.08 million coins were produced across all denominations. Production included cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and Presidential Dollars. Production did not take place for the Kennedy Half Dollar and Native American Dollar.

The latest monthly total shows a decline from the previous month's production of 918.94 million and breaks the streak of four consecutive monthly increases. Notably, coin production for the year to date now exceeds the total production for all of 2009.

The table below presents the latest coin production figures broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first number column represents the number of coins produced during July 2010, and the second number column represents total production for the year to date.
2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures

July 2010 YTD 2010
Lincoln Cent - Denver 212.80 M 1,124.40 M
Lincoln Cent - Phil. 242.80 M 1,182.43 M
Jefferson Nickel - Denver 36.24 M 72.48 M
Jefferson Nickel - Phil. 43.68 M 119.76 M
Roosevelt Dime - Denver 75.50 M 262.00 M
Roosevelt Dime - Phil. 104.50 M 324.00 M
Quarters - Denver 21.60 M 110.00 M
Quarters - Phil. 10.60 M 99.40 M
Kennedy Half - Denver 0 1.70 M
Kennedy Half - Phil. 0 1.80 M
Native Am Dollar - Denver 0 42.98 M
Native Am Dollar - Phil. 0 32.06 M
Pres Dollar - Denver 12.04 M 111.86 M
Pres Dollar - Phil. 12.32 M 112.56 M

Total 772.08 M 3,597.43 M

The stand out numbers in this update are for the 2010 Jefferson Nickels and 2010 Roosevelt Dimes. Nearly 80 million nickels were produced in the latest month across the Philadelphia and Denver mint facilities. This amount is nearly equal to the production of the 2009 Jefferson Nickel for the entire year. Similarly, the 180 million dimes produced in the latest month exceeds total annual production for the 2009 Roosevelt Dime.

The continuing escalation of mintages for this year's nickels and dimes makes them increasingly less remarkable, but perhaps solidifies the allure of the low mintages achieved in the previous year.

This second following table presents the preliminary or final production figures for 2010 coins featuring rotating designs. The figures for the America the Beautiful Quarters must be considered preliminary, as the US Mint has indicated that production may be restarted for previous issues within the same calendar year. Based on available information, the figures for the Presidential Dollars can be considered final.

2010 US Mint Coin Production by Design

Denver Phil. Total
Hot Springs Quarter 29.00 M 30.60 M 59.60 M
Yellowstone Quarter 34.80 M 33.60 M 68.40 M
Yosemite Quarter 34.80 M 35.20 M 70.00 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

The Yellowstone Quarter had preliminary production of 34.80 million Philadephia Mint coins and 35.20 million Denver Mint coins. On a combined basis, the total 70 million coins narrowly exceeds the production for the previous design. However, it's tough to draw comparisons or conclusions on these numbers as production may be resumed at any point.

The James Buchanan Presidential Dollar had overall production of 73.36 million, broken down as 36.54 million coins from Philadelphia and 36.82 million coins from Denver. The combined mintage is below both of the previous 2010 Presidential Dollars and also represents a fresh mintage low for the Presidential Dollar program.

The posting of final mintage figures for the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar comes earlier than expected. The circulation release date for the coin is still several weeks at August 19, 2010. Possibly, the United States Mint has ended production early in order to allow more time for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollars, which are expected to be in heavy demand.
Coin Update News:
Yosemite National Park Quarter - Launch Ceremony Photos
US Mint Sales Report - including Yosemite Quarter Bags and Rolls



At August 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wouldn't it be in keeping with the mint if they made so many lincolns that the buchanans became the "must haves" due to production ending early.

At August 3, 2010 at 4:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many will be caught holding the 2010 nickels.

At August 4, 2010 at 8:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the proof Boy Scout is still being listed as available for shipping 8/19. Must be quite a few being returned?

At August 4, 2010 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Scout coin still irritates one of the few nerves I have left. The design chosen was not the best and the mint missed an opportunity by not doing a packaged set with it and a Kennedy silver proof honoring him as the first scouting president. I don't think I am crying over spilled milk, more like crying over milk intentionally poured down the drain.

At August 4, 2010 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's weird that they still have that listed. With the paltry 7-day return policy, there must be quite a bit of ordering and immediate returns going on. Maybe the waiting list has even been exhausted by now, and the Mint is needing buyers to step up and take the rest of the coins.

Both the Proof and Uncirculated coins have pretty much been secondary market flops. There's undoubtedly quite a bit of buyer's remorse going on for those! I'm glad I didn't buy any. The last thing I need is something else to be stuck with.

At August 4, 2010 at 10:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't wait till the jay leno dollars come out! i mean james buchanan.

At August 4, 2010 at 11:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the Cameron Diaz and Bett Midler coins. Well, maybe just the Cameron Diaz. The mint will eventually do it like the Postal Service and you will get an Elvis on one side of the clad and Nixon on the other or Roy Roger's horse Trigger.

At August 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you have to be rich to collect decent coins, or be poor and collect clad junk. There is no room for 'middle class' collectors anymore in this hobby.

At August 6, 2010 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No kidding, the poor folks are all stuck with clad royalist trash. Oh what could have been with Frank Gasparro's dollar concept. What a beautiful coin it would have made. Tis a pity, like 99.999% of the outsourced coinage served to the American, has to be politically correct or has honored powerful people.

At August 8, 2010 at 8:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have found only 1 new shield penny in change. Nothing else. Where are all these coins if production is so high?

At August 18, 2010 at 10:49 AM , Blogger tom said...

hi..the us mints new packaging will be nice >>>


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