The United States Mint on Monday released the latest circulating coin production figures through to September 2009.
US Mint Circulating Coin Production in September 2009
|2009 Lincoln Cents||74,000,000||19,200,000||93,200,000|
|Kennedy Half Dollars||200,000||0||200,000|
|Native American $1||10,080,000||10,080,000||20,160,000|
In summary, the tallies reveal:
US Virgin Islands quarters have earned the lowest total mintage title for any 2009 quarter-dollar
The 2009-P US Virgin Islands quarter has the lowest mintage of any Philadelphia struck quarter
The US Mint facility at Denver in September was much busier than Philadelphia’s
No additional Jefferson nickels or Roosevelt dimes were made
- There was a significant monthly drop in 2009 Lincoln cents and quarters
September production was down by nearly half when compared to August figures. Then the US Mint struck only pennies, quarters and Presidential $1 coins, but had added 164M coins from Denver and 187.64 million from Philadelphia for a total of 351.64 million.
The US Mint in September produced a larger variety of coinage, but fewer in total at 181.96 million. And for whatever reason, the facility at Denver was nearly twice as busy.
Also interesting, 2009 Lincoln cents dropped substantially last month. 93.2 million were struck in September while 228.8 million were minted in August. Quarter production was down by nearly half as well. 40.2 million were produced in Philadelphia during August while just 3.8 million were minted there last month, accounting for the biggest difference.
Here are the available mintage figures by coin design:
US Mint Circulating Mintages by Coin Design
(Jan. 2009 – Sept. 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|
|U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter||41,000,000||41,000,000||82,000,000|
|Kennedy Half Dollar||1,900,000||1,700,000||3,600,000|
|Native American $1||33,880,000||37,380,000||71,260,000|
|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||41,720,000||46,620,000||88,340,000|
Most fascinating are the quarter figures. The 2009-P US Virgin Islands quarter now holds the title as most scarce from Philadelphia, with its 41 million produced. Still scarcest of all quarters is the 2009-D American Samoa Quarter with its 39.6 million mintage. The 2009-D and 2009-P US Virgin Islands quarters share the second spot.
Final mintage figures are not yet available for the Lincoln Professional Life cent design.