Circulating coin production from October to November dropped by nearly 80 percent, according to the latest mintage figures provided by the US Mint today. The Mint struck just 76,060,000 coins for circulation in November, as compared to nearly 354 million in October.
US Mint 2009 Circulating November Coin Production
|2009 Lincoln Cents||53,600,000||8,000,000||61,600,000|
|Kennedy Half Dollars||0||0||0|
|Native American $1||0||0||0|
Only pennies, quarters and Presidential $1 coins were produced, with most of the work coming from cents made in Denver.
Last month was short in revelations when it came to learning more final mintages by coin design, but November reveals Northern Mariana Islands Quarters and Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollars numbers, as the following table highlights:
US Mint Circulating Mintages by Coin Design
(Jan. – Nov.)
|Formative Years Cent||363,600,000||376,000,000||739,600,000|
|Professional Life Cent||336,000,000||316,000,000||652,000,000|
|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|
|Northern Mariana Islands Quarter||37,600,000||35,200,000||72,800,000|
|Kennedy Half Dollar||1,900,000||1,900,000||3,900,000|
|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|
|Taylor Presidential $1||36,680,000||41,580,000||78,260,000|
The final 2009 quarter design has the lowest production totals. For more on this story, read Northern Mariana Islands Quarters Mintages Scarcest.
Mintages for Zachary Taylor $1 coins also come in at the bottom for all of the 2009 Presidential dollars. The 2009-D Taylor $1 is the most scarce, with a production run of 36,680,000. Those from Philadelphia rank second at 41,58,000.
Offical numbers for the fourth 2009 Lincoln Presidency cent are yet to be discovered since the coins are still being minted. However, by taking the total amount of pennies produced and then backing out the published mintages for the first three designs, it is known that (to date) there has been at least 198 million struck in Denver and 129.6 million from Philadelphia. Most of these were produced in October given that just 61.6 million pennies were minted in November.
Clearly, the Lincoln Presidency penny has the potential of being the most scarce unless production is drastically ramped up this month. Rolls of the cents are still available. US Mint wrapped two-roll sets, with 50 coins from Philadelphia and 50 coins from Denver, are sold at http://usmint.gov/ for $8.95.