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
|2009 Lincoln Cents||141,600,000||145,200,000||228,800,000|
|Kennedy Half Dollars||0||0||0|
|Native American $1||0||0||0|
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:
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)
|Formative Years Cent||363,600,000||376,000,000||739,600,000|
|Puerto Rico Quarter||86,000,000||53,200,000||139,200,000|
|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|
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.