US Mint February 2010 Coin Production: Dimes, Fillmore $1 Mintages Appear

by on March 2, 2010 · 7 comments

The pace of striking coins at the US Mint has been much like watching a crawling turtle stroll through the mud. Mintage levels were way down last year, and slumped in January to start this one — numbers were less than half that of January 2009. February was no different, according to the latest round of coin production figures.

Circulating Coin Production in February

Denver Philadelphia Total
2010 Lincoln Cents 78,800,000 84,000,000 162,800,000
2010 Jefferson Nickels 0 0 0
2010 Roosevelt Dimes 0 19,000,000 19,000,000
2010 Quarters 0 0 0
2010 Kennedy Half Dollars 0 0 0
2010 Native American $1 0 12,600,000 12,600,000
2010 Presidential $1s 0 0 0
Total 78,800,000 115,600,000 194,400,000


A highlight for the month includes action in Roosevelt dimes to the tune of 19 million in Philadelphia. It was last April when the United States Mint announced that it would produce no more dimes during 2009, and it didn’t. 146 million were struck in total for the year. The 2010-dated dime amount is token level, but better than the zero more than one collector was expecting. Will any come out of Denver this month?

Still no 2010 nickels. The last time a small batch of those were run through Mint presses was back in June 2009.

Now known are the final Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 coin mintages. The Mint struck a total of 74,480,000 Fillmore $1s, with 36,960,000 from Denver and 37,520,000 from Philadelphia (all in January). The Denver level is the second lowest for any of the prior 12 dollars, falling just behind the 2009-D Taylor $1s which came in at 36,680,000. 2010-P Fillmore $1s, however, now rank as the most scarce Presidential dollar minted from Philadelphia.

Fillmore dollar rolls may still be purchased from the US Mint. $25-coin rolls went on sale February 18, 2010, for $35.95. Taylor rolls are also currently available from the Mint.

As a final comparison, a total of 218,410,00 coins were minted in January. February’s total production was just 194.4 million. No America the Beautiful Quarters were struck in either month, but that should happen this month since coins will need to be ready for an expected April release of the first Hot Springs Park Quarter.

The following is a year-to-date breakout for the total coin production by design:

US Mint 2010 Production Figures by Coin Design

Denver Philadelphia 2010 Total
Lincoln Cent 128,800,000 149,230,000 278,030,000
Jefferson Nickel 0 0 0
Roosevelt Dime 0 19,000,000 19,000,000
Kennedy Half Dollar 1,700,000 1,800,000 3,500,000
2010 Native American $1 14,000,000 23,800,000 37,800,000
Fillmore Presidential $1 36,960,000 37,520,000 74,480,000

US Mint Director Ed Moy discussed coin mintages and distribution at a recent coin forum, which describes several production issues and expectations for this year. To read about the question and answer session, see Moy Talks Mintages, 2010 Designs.

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How cool that we might actually get cent mintages under a billion for each mint this year. Go 2010!


If mintages are low, maybe the 2009 cents will actually get out into the wild. Still haven’t seen the last 2009 cent in change yet, and I bet I haven’t had more than a dozen of the other three pass into my hands.

Eric Erlendson


THe Big Boss

Eric Erlandson says:
March 9th, 2010 at 11:02 am

Yes, but it hasn’t come out yet, and when it comes out, it will last

1 second before is all gone, Just like Cheese cake


Only 19 million roosevelt dimes! Im glad I save everyone I find maybe worth more than face value

Robert F Rohrer

Here it is six months after the end of 2010 and I still cannot find out how many 2010 Presidential dollar proof sets were made. Duh?

I would like to add this detail to my personal inventory lists.