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*
|Unidentified Lincoln Cents||164,400,000||64,400,000||228,800,000|
|Unidentified Presidential $1s||14,280,000||41,020,000||55,300,000|
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|
|Formative Years Cent||199,200,000||311,600,000||0||510,800,000|
|Puerto Rico Quarter||86,000,000||53,200,000||0||139,200,000|
|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 $1||14,280,000||41,020,000||55,300,000||55,300,000|
The Mint has more production reports forthcoming. It will be important to discover whether the unidentified increases in June were for upcoming coin designs or to supplement already issued coinage.
*As a disclaimer, these figures should not be taken as "final" by any means. The quarter and Presidential 1$ 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.