US Mint November Coin Production: Chickasaw Quarter Mintages Explode

by Mike Unser on December 9, 2011 · 1 comment

Chickasaw Quarter and Garfield Dollar Coin

The United States Mint provided mintages for Chickasaw Quarters and Garfield $1's

More Chickasaw Quarters have been struck — by far — than any other America the Beautiful Quarter, U.S. Mint coin production figures for November reveal.

Also unveiled were Garfield Presidential $1 mintages. No big surprise with those as they came pretty much in line with other recent issues in the Presidential $1 coin series.

Released Thursday by the United States Mint, November coin production figures improved 715.96 million for a 3.7 percent increase over October and a resounding 34.7 percent jump above the same time a year ago. The tally was the sixth highest through the past 12 months as highlighted in the following table:

Monthly US Mint Coin Production Figures / Mintages

Month Mintages Rank
November 2011 715.96 M 6
October 2011 690.66 M 7
September 2011 811.42 M 3
August 2011 604.54 M 9
July 2011 821.98 M 2
June 2011 903.06 M 1
May 2011 807.41 M 4
April 2011 640.17 M 8
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

 

Before discussing individual mintages, overall production figures grew to 7.76857 billion for the year. That is already 21.9 percent higher than 2010 and more than twice the entire output from 2009. United States Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia are responsible for the total, as they strike all American coinage intended for circulation. Split between plants, 4.03036 billion of this year’s coins have come from Denver and 3.73821 billion from Philadelphia.

On a monthly basis, Denver in November was busier than Philadelphia, with the former’s split at 378.50 million and the latter’s at 337.46 million. The mints’ monthly activity by facility is shown in the following table:

US Mint Circulating Coin Production November 2011 Totals

Denver Philadelphia Total
Lincoln Cents 224,000,000 225,600,000 449,600,000
Jefferson Nickels 49,440,000 35,520,000 84,960,000
Roosevelt Dimes 53,000,000 51,500,000 104,500,000
2011 Quarters 27,000,000 15,600,000 42,600,000
Kennedy Half Dollars 0 0 0
Native American $1s 25,060,000 7,140,000 32,200,000
Presidential Dollars 0 2,100,000 2,100,000
Total 378,900,000 337,060,000 715,960,000

 

Coming back to some individual totals for the month, Lincoln cents account for 62.8 percent of all coins produced in November. Kennedy half dollars have not been coined since January. That is normal as they are generally produced only toward the beginning of the year and, while a business strike, only in enough quantities to fulfill collector demand.

By law, at least 20 percent of all dollars minted each year must be Native American $1’s. Their November increase actually brought them a bit above that level with 20.7 percent of the Mint’s dollar coin production currently credited to Native American coins with the remaining mintages Presidential $1 coins.

James Garfield Presidential $1 Mintages

Speaking of the Presidential $1 series, mintages have been called for James Garfield Presidential $1’s. Released into circulation on November 17, the United States Mint produced a total of 74.2 million — 37.1 million each in Denver and Philadelphia. How Garfield $1’s compares against past Presidential $1 coins may be seen in the following table:

US Mint Circulating Presidential $1 Mintages

  Denver Philadelphia Total
2007 George Washington $1 163,680,000 176,680,000 340,360,000
2007 John Adams $1 112,140,000 112,420,000 224,560,000
2007 Thomas Jefferson $1 102,810,000 100,800,000 203,610,000
2007 James Madison $1 87,780,000 84,560,000 172,340,000
2008 James Monroe $1 60,230,000 64,260,000 124,490,000
2008 John Quincy Adams $1 57,720,000 57,540,000 115,260,000
2008 Andrew Jackson $1 61,070,000 61,180,000 122,250,000
2008 Martin Van Buren $1 50,960,000 51,520,000 102,480,000
2009 William Henry Harrison $1 55,160,000 43,260,000 98,420,000
2009 John Tyler $1 43,540,000 43,540,000 87,080,000
2009 James K. Polk $1 41,720,000 46,620,000 88,340,000
2009 Zachary Taylor $1 36,680,000 41,580,000 78,260,000
2010 Millard Fillmore $1 36,960,000 37,520,000 74,480,000
2010 Franklin Pierce $1 38,360,000 38,220,000 76,580,000
2010 James Buchanan $1 36,540,000 36,820,000 73,360,000
2010 Abraham Lincoln $1 48,020,000 49,000,000 97,020,000
2011 Andrew Johnson $1 37,100,000 35,560,000 72,660,000
2011 Ulysses S. Grant $1 37,940,000 38,080,000 76,020,000
2011 Rutherford B. Hayes $1 36,820,000 37,660,000 74,480,000
2011 James Garfield $1 37,100,000 37,100,000 74,200,000

 

As alluded to earlier, Garfield $1 production figures are not "special" in the sense of contrasting with solidly upper or lower mintages against the other issues.

Chickasaw Quarter Mintages

In terms of scarcity, that term cannot be applied to Chickasaw quarters. Released into circulation on November 14, their total mintage is published at 143.2 million. Broken out by United States Mint facility, 69.4 million were made in Denver and 73.8 million in Philadelphia. A contrasting chart of America the Beautiful Quarter (ATB) mintages is not needed in this case, since the production run was so high. The total is more than double any of the past ATB quarter releases. In fact, a quarter’s mintage has not been as high since the debut coin in the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.

In a final quarter mintage update, Gettysburg quarter totals have changed from earlier reports. The United States Mint indicates 30.4 million were produced in Denver and 30.8 million in Philadelphia. Previously, those mintages were reported in reverse order.

Wrapping things up, the following table summarizes this year’s United States mintage figures by coin design and denomination.

US Mint YTD 2011 Coin Production / Mintages by Design

  Denver Philadelphia 2011 Total
Lincoln Cents 2,400,940,000 2,232,400,000 4,633,340,000
Jefferson Nickels 523,200,000 414,960,000 938,160,000
Roosevelt Dimes 712,000,000 715,500,000 1,427,500,000
Gettysburg Park Quarter 30,400,000 30,800,000 61,200,000
Glacier Park Quarter 31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
Olympic Park Quarter 30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000
Vicksburg Quarter 33,800,000 30,400,000 64,200,000
Chickasaw Quarter 69,400,000 73,800,000 143,200,000
Kennedy Half Dollars 1,700,000 1,750,000 3,450,000
Native American $1 48,160,000 29,400,000 77,560,000
Johnson Presidential $1 37,100,000 35,560,000 72,660,000
Grant Presidential $1 37,940,000 38,080,000 76,020,000
Rutherford B. Hayes $1 36,820,000 37,660,000 74,480,000
Garfield Presidential $1 37,100,000 37,100,000 74,200,000

 

Coin production figures above are based on data from the United States Mint page: http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_production.

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Vachon December 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Mintages are well on the way to being boring again. It was fun while it lasted.

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