US Coin Production: 2009 Cents, Quarters and $1s Rise

by CoinNews.net on September 4, 2009 · 0 comments

With the month of August closed out, the United States Mint has provided the latest circulating coin production figures. There are no real surprises in the numbers, as there was in July when more nickels were again minted. Perhaps of most interest, James K. Polk Presidential $1 mintages are now available. But first, to the table of August numbers:

US Mint 2009 Circulating Coin Production in August

Denver Philadelphia Total
2009 Lincoln Cents 141,600,000 145,200,000 228,800,000
Jefferson Nickels 0 0 0
Roosevelt Dimes 0 0 0
Quarters 22,400,000 40,200,000 69,200,000
Kennedy Half Dollars 0 0 0
Native American $1 0 0 0
Presidential $1s 0 2,240,000 2,240,000
Total 164,000,000 187,640,000 351,640,000

The US Mint facility in Philadelphia was slightly busier. Similar to the month prior, most of the action surrounded 2009 Lincoln Cents.

As a reference, the above figures are derived using the difference between the latest and prior US Mint coin production figures which are found at:

http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index.cfm?action=coin_production.

More interesting to see are the mintage figures by coin design. Here are available numbers to date:

US Mint Circulating Production by Coin Design
(January 2009 – August 2009)

Denver Philadelphia 2009 Total
Birthplace Cent 350,400,000 284,400,000 634,800,000
Formative Years Cent 363,600,000 376,000,000 739,600,000
Jefferson Nickel 46,800,000 39,840,000 86,640,000
Roosevelt Dime 49,500,000 96,500,000 146,000,000
DC Quarter 88,800,000 83,600,000 172,400,000
Puerto Rico Quarter 86,000,000 53,200,000 139,200,000
Guam Quarter 42,600,000 45,000,000 87,600,000
American Samoa Quarter 39,600,000 42,600,000 82,200,000
Kennedy Half Dollar 1,700,000 1,700,000 3,400,000
Native American $1 23,800,000 27,300,000 51,100,000
Harrison Presidential $1 55,160,000 43,260,000 98,420,000
Tyler Presidential $1 43,540,000 43,540,000 87,080,000
Polk Presidential $1 46,620,000 41,720,000 88,340,000
Total 1,238,120,000 1,178,660,000 2,416,780,000

 

As already mentioned, James K. Polk Presidential $1 totals are now finalized. Their mintages track between the first two Presidential dollars of 2009. However those minted from Philadelphia are the scarcest in the group to date.

Lincoln Professional Life Cents are still being produced.

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