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Thursday, September 9, 2010

US Mint Coin Production August 2010

The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through the end of August 2010. The latest update also includes the preliminary mintage figures for the Grand Canyon National Park Quarter.

During August 2010, the US Mint produced 743.78 million coins across the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Coins produced included cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars.

The past month's production is a slight drop from July 2010 when 772.08 million coins were produced. After starting the year at very low levels, coin production recorded four consecutive monthly increases to reach production of more than 900 million coins in June 2010. In the two months since, numbers have receded from the high.

The table below presents a breakdown of circulating coin production by denomination and mint facility. The first column represents production for the month of August 2010, while the second column shows the total annual production through August 30, 2010.

2010 US Mint Coin Production Figures

August 2010 YTD 2010
Lincoln Cent - Denver 181.60 M 1,306.00 M
Lincoln Cent - Phil. 269.20 M 1,451.63 M
Jefferson Nickel - Denver 25.20 M 97.68 M
Jefferson Nickel - Phil. 28.08 M 147.84 M
Roosevelt Dime - Denver 61.00 M 323.00 M
Roosevelt Dime - Phil. 78.00 M 402.00 M
Quarters - Denver 23.20 M 133.20 M
Quarters - Phil. 34.80 M 134.20 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 13.02 M 124.88 M
Pres Dollar - Phil. 29.68 M 142.24 M

Total 743.78 M 4,341.21 M

The Lincoln Cent accounted for more than 60% of the total coins struck during the month. There were 450.8 million coins produced across the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. The year to date total now exceeds the total production of 2009 Lincoln Cents, which was 2,354 million across all four Bicentennial designs.

The relatively robust production of nickels and dimes continued this month. There were 53.28 million nickels and 139 million dimes produced. Year to date totals now vastly exceed the low mintages recorded for the 2009 Jefferson Nickel and 2009 Roosevelt Dime.

Rounding out production were 58 million America the Beautiful Quarters and 42.7 million Presidential Dollars. Production did not take place for the Kennedy Half Dollar and Native American Dollar.

In addition to the figures by denomination, preliminary production figures were provided for the Grand Canyon Quarter. The numbers were 34.6 million from the Philadelphia Mint and 34.8 million from the Denver Mint for a combined total of 69.4 million. This coin is scheduled for circulation release on September 20, 2010.

In the past, once production of a new design had begun, production would be closed for the prior design. This year, the US Mint has indicated that they may restart production of earlier designs if demand exists from their bulk purchase program. So far, none of the preliminary figures from the earlier designs have been adjusted upwards.

The table below shows the preliminary production figures by design for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters and 2010 Presidential Dollars.

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
Grand Canyon Quarter 34.60 M 34.80 M 69.40 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

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At September 9, 2010 at 1:13 PM , Anonymous vaughnster said...

Too bad that the America the Beautiful quarter series will be unknown and not worth anything due to the Mint's decision to mint more if needed. No quick sell outs or surprise elements in this series. Is there anything to get excited about??

At September 9, 2010 at 1:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing to get excited about is that the 5 oz. silver versions should be a good short-term money-making opportunity, if you can get your hands on some. A rotating design silver series, with mintages that will be microscopic (at least in 2010) compared to that of Silver Eagles is a formula for success. I plan to buy some, if they EVER show up!

At September 9, 2010 at 4:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got my Silver Proof Set today and I am pleased with it. Probably what a lot of people are seeing as scratches on the coins is the plastic holder itself. Don't really care for the continuing frosty pattern from the dies. They look fine until you magnify them. Probably the best coin is the JFK half. Very, very sharp. Pleased with set, not with the price, don't care what silver is floating near.


At September 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are millions and millions of them already so they will never be worth anything already.

At September 10, 2010 at 12:18 PM , Anonymous JA said...

I planned on buying each of the quarters but I haven't bought a single one yet. With as many as they're churning out, they will not be decent investments if I plan on reselling later.

At September 10, 2010 at 12:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got mine - I ordered six. Two comments/questions:

1) One of the Buchanan coins had toning on the back, so sent it back. Will the mint reimburse me for the shipping back to them?

2) I ordered six sets (using the subscription), but they split the order into one order of 5, and one order of 1. This means they charged me shipping on the second box. Anyone else have this problem? I guess next time I should just get two subscriptions of 3 each....

At September 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to mail or fax your receipt for shipping reimbursment .
Yesterday I received Taylor UNC for the eighth time and coin was damaged again( reverse rim damage).Today I returned for another replacement.Recently I have bad luck with gold coins from the Mint.I received damaged : Taylor UNC ( 8X replacement), Taylor Proof ( 1 replacement was OK), Pierce UNC ( first replacement arrived dameged), Pierce Proof( I'm waitingfor first replacement), 2010 Proof Buffalo ( waiting for the first replacement), Buchanan UNC and Proof ( both of them arrived with scratches and I shipped them back for replacement). Only Fillmore arrived problem free.

They didn't charge You for the second box if You ordered 6 of them together.

At September 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close to 3 BILLION 2010 cents produced so far, and I personally have not received a single one in change yet. Seems odd to me.

At September 10, 2010 at 3:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a 2010 Gold proof buffalo wannabe owner. Latest figures just under 30 large so it may hit 50 large by year's end. Don't know if AGE proof sales will eat into buffalo. Seems like collectors are different. By the time my budget will allow it may be too late for the buff. The AGE proofs should vanish out the door at rapid pace. Might be time for me to start a collection of 1/4 oz AGE proofs but will need to make a quick decision as a month may be too long to wait. Heck, a week may be too long to wait on the fractionals. Lots of pent up demand.

At September 10, 2010 at 5:18 PM , Anonymous The Dude said...

I found 2 2010 cents in circulation so far. For the 2009 cents, I have not yet seen any of the 4 designs in circulation dudes!

At September 10, 2010 at 7:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have gotten 1 Shield this year so far, one Cabin, 2 Rail Splitters only last year. Live in WNC.

At September 11, 2010 at 2:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the 2010 shield penny regularly in change. They are easy to spot because they are so brilliant.

By the way, I live on the East Coast near DC. Plenty of them out here.

At September 11, 2010 at 2:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my 2010 silver proof set today. There is a cameo-like quality to them. But as I understand it, they frosty appearance is based on a laser-process.

The laser process, in my opinion, is not as appealing as the traditional cameo qualities of the earlier proofs.

But then again, the laser-enhanced coins are better than proofs without the frosty appearance.

At September 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was able to get rolls of the shield pennies at Bank of America in Arizona. Fifty cents a roll and no shipping costs...

Maybe the system does work sometimes.

I felt like a kid again when I collected Indian Head pennies. I Bet you don't know how old I am.


At September 11, 2010 at 5:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have finally read a few favorable comments on the silver proof set. I am encouraged. Have not bought anything yet so this may be my first 2010 item. Hey, Goldflingers. Whats an Indian Head penny? Did you collect those at the bank also when they first came out? Ha, Ha, you ol' geezer.


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