US Mint Coin Production in June Hits 2011 High, Olympic Quarter Mintages Revealed

by CoinNews.net on July 11, 2011 · 3 comments

Olympic National Park Quarter, Bags and RollsThe United States Mint struck more coins for circulation in June 2011 than in any previous month of this year, according to the latest coin production figures released by the bureau on Monday.

The Mint’s production pace in June surpassed May’s by 11.8 percent, marking a third-straight monthly increase. It was the busiest month for the United States Mint since the same time of a year ago. The figures also revealed mintages for the Olympic National Park Quarter which began circulating on June 13. The quarters are the most scarce to date.

In total, the Mint produced 903.06 million coins for circulation in June. The level was the highest since 918.94 million were coined in June 2010, the best month of last year.

Monthly US Mint Coin Production Figures / Mintages

Month Mintages Rank
June 2011 903.06 M 2
May 2011 807.41 M 3
April 2011 640.17 M 9
March 2011 485.5 M 12
February 2011 523.14 M 11
January 2011 764.73 M 5
December 2010 80.200 M 13
November 2010 531.46 M 10
October 2010 730.22 M 7
September 2010 690.02 M 8
August 2010 743.78 M 6
July 2010 772.08 M 4
June 2010 918.94 M 1

 

The two United States Mint facilities responsible for producing coins for circulation reside in Philadelphia and Denver. Presses in both locations were silent last month when it came to America the Beautiful quarters, Kennedy half dollars and Native American $1 coins. Quarters are generally produced each month, half dollars make their appearance usually only in the beginning of the year, and Native American $1’s are made throughout the year but not every month.

Jefferson nickels and Roosevelt dimes tend to show up monthly in the coin production tables and, in fact, June was the second best month of the year for them. Their totals trailed just behind those from May. Lincoln cents appear more than any other coin. The penny output from last month was 509,200,000 — easily the highest of the year. Pennies accounted for 56.4 percent of the Mint’s coin production total.

June 2011 US Mint Coin Production

Denver Philadelphia Total
Lincoln Cents 269,200,000 240,000,000 509,200,000
Jefferson Nickels 78,480,000 52,320,000 130,800,000
Roosevelt Dimes 103,500,000 110,000,000 213,500,000
2011 Quarters 0 0 0
Kennedy Half Dollars 0 0 0
Native American $1s 0 0 0
Presidential Dollars 22,540,000 27,020,000 49,560,000
Total 473,720,000 429,340,000 903,060,000

 

The United States Mint through the first six months of this year has pushed out 4.12401 billion coins for circulation. The amount is already more than the entire supply minted in 2009 (3.548 billion) and the pace is on track to top 2010 (6.37311 billion) by September.

Olympic quarters have taken the reign as most scarce. Their total mintage is 61 million, the lowest amount of quarters produced with a particular design in decades. The Philadelphia 2011-P Olympic quarter tied the previous two 2011-dated issues with a mintage of 30.4 million. The 2011-D Olympic quarter is the most scarce quarter-dollar produced in Denver with its mintage of 30.6 million. It should be noted, however, these numbers have the potential to increase. The United States Mint has a bulk purchase program in place that permits businesses to buy past quarter designs for a year even when it has stopped delivering them to Federal Reserve Banks. The possibility is low, but it did happen last year.

America the Beautiful Quarter Mintages

Quarter Denver Mintages Philadelphia Mintages Total Mintages
2010 Hot Springs National Park 34,000,000 35,600,000 69,600,000
2010 Yellowstone National Park 34,800,000 33,600,000 68,400,000
2010 Yosemite National Park 34,800,000 35,200,000 70,000,000
2010 Grand Canyon National Park 35,400,000 34,800,000 70,200,000
2010 Mount Hood National Forest 34,400,000 34,400,000 68,800,000
2011 Gettysburg National Military Park 30,800,000 30,400,000 61,200,000
2011 Glacier National Park 31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
2011 Olympic National Park 30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000

 

Based on the latest coin production figures, the United States Mint has already started manufacturing Rutherford B. Hayes $1’s. The Mint previously announced the final mintages for the first two issues of this year which honored Presidents Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant. Subtracting those numbers from the current year-to-date Presidential coin production figures leaves 49.56 million dollars unaccounted for, which means the Mint is about 2/3 of the way through it production run of the Rutherford B. Hayes $1’s. The coin is scheduled to launch into circulation on August 18.

For reference, the following table summarizes the latest United States mintage figures by coin design and denomination.

YTD 2011 Coin Production by Design

Denver Philadelphia 2011 Total
Lincoln Cents 1,252,940,000 1,151,200,000 2,404,140,000
Jefferson Nickels 276,960,000 211,200,000 488,160,000
Roosevelt Dimes 393,000,000 425,500,000 818,500,000
Gettysburg Park Quarters 30,800,000 30,400,000 61,200,000
Glacier Park Quarters 31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
Olympic Park Quarters 30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000
Kennedy Half Dollars 1,700,000 1,750,000 3,450,000
Native American $1 18,060,000 9,660,000 27,720,000
Johnson Presidential $1 37,100,000 35,560,000 72,660,000
Grant Presidential $1 37,940,000 38,080,000 76,020,000

 

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Vachon July 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I wonder when the glut of Statehood quarters will finally be out of the system and the ATB quarter mintages will start rising? A year and a half in and I’ve seen barely a dozen ATB coins.

Alex July 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hi, the link on the main page is direct to the 2010 coin mintage. Can you fix it for the future viewer.

Thanks for all the info, I love your site.

CoinNews.net July 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

Alex, thanks much. The link has been fixed.

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