Lincoln Cent Mintages Jump in June, Jefferson Nickel Production Equalizes

by CoinNews.net on July 8, 2009 · 1 comment

The latest batch of US Mint coin production figures are now available and they show several noteworthy changes in June. Lincoln cents jumped, quarters and Presidential dollars rose more modestly, and Jefferson nickels leveled out between mints.

Coin Production Totals by US Mint Facility – June Only*

Denver Philadelphia Total
Unidentified Lincoln Cents 164,400,000 64,400,000 228,800,000
Jefferson Nickel 480,000 0 480,000
Unidentified Quarters 26,600,000 42,600,000 69,200,000
Unidentified Presidential $1s 14,280,000 41,020,000 55,300,000
Total 205,760,000 148,020,000 353,780,000

 

US Mint year-to-date coin figures are updated at the beginning of each month, enabling mintages to be calculated as they are above. Notice the increase in Lincoln Cents — especially from Denver.

The Mint has not yet said whether these numbers are for the upcoming Aug. 13 release of the Lincoln Professional Life penny or more of the Formative Years/Rail Splitter cents. If they are for the latter, the mintage in Denver will bounce to 363,600,000 and rise in Philadelphia to 376,000,000.

Additionally, the Mint said in April that it had finished producing coins of circulating dimes and nickels for the year. However, Jefferson Nickels from Denver picked up by 480,000 in June. The mintage totals are now exactly the same between Denver and Philadelphia.

For reference, here are total mintage figures up through June:

US Mint Circulating Coin Production (Jan. 2009 – June 2009)*

Denver Philadelphia June Increase 2009 Total Total by Type
Birthplace Cent 350,400,000 284,400,000 0 634,800,000 1,374,400,000
Formative Years Cent 199,200,000 311,600,000 0 510,800,000
Unidentified Cent 164,400,000 64,400,000 228,800,000 228,800,000
Jefferson Nickel 39,840,000 39,840,000 480,000 79,680,000 79,680,000
Roosevelt Dime 49,500,000 96,500,000 0 146,000,000 146,000,000
DC Quarter 88,800,000 83,600,000 0 172,400,000 468,400,000
Puerto Rico Quarter 86,000,000 53,200,000 0 139,200,000
Guam Quarter 42,600,000 45,000,000 0 87,600,000
Unidentified Quarter 26,600,000 42,600,000 69,200,000 69,200,000
Kennedy Half Dollar 1,700,000 1,700,000 0 3,400,000 3,400,000
Native American $1 23,800,000 27,300,000 0 51,100,000 51,100,000
Harrison Presidential $1 55,160,000 43,260,000 0 98,420,000 240,800,000
Tyler Presidential $1 43,540,000 43,540,000 0 87,080,000
Unidentified Presidential $1 14,280,000 41,020,000 55,300,000 55,300,000
Total 1,185,820,000 1,177,960,000 353,780,000   2,363,780,000

The Mint has more production reports forthcoming. It will be important to discover whether the unidentified increases in June were for upcoming coin designs or to supplement already issued coinage.

*As a disclaimer, these figures should not be taken as "final" by any means. The quarter and Presidential 1$ coin production figures, in particular, include major contradictions. For example, the Mint has reported a combined 399,200,000 mintage for 2009 quarters by design in one table yet has 366,120,000 as their total for year-to-date production.

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david hoffman July 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

The unidentified quarter is probably the American Samoa quarter due out July 27th.

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