US Mint Coin Production Figures

The following articles provide the latest news and information on United States Mint coin production figures. In general, the United States Mint publishes updated coin production figures on a monthly basis — usually a previous month’s data is released during the first week of a new month. In addition to the below articles, an overview of circulating production dating back from 1999 through to the current year is available on the CoinNews.net page: US Mint Circulating Coin Production. Detailed information on each of the released $1 coins is also available at: Presidential $1 Coin Production.

The latest US Mint figures show a massive production decline for circulating 2009 quarters as compared to ANY of the state quarters minted from 1999-2008. Or, for that matter, quarters issued from many more years past.

2009 Quarter Production Figures

2009 Quarters
Denver
Philadelphia
Total
District of Columbia 88,800,000 83,600,000 172,400,000
Puerto Rico 86,000,000 53,000,000 139,000,000
Guam  0 0 0
American Samoa 0 0 0
U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0 0
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0 0
2008 Total Quarter Production:   311,400,000

 

Of all the 50 state quarters, the 2008 Oklahoma quarter fell at the bottom with a circulating mintage of 416.6 million. (In contrast, the 2000 Virginia quarter came in at a whopping 1.6 billion.) The DC and Puerto Rico mintages combined is 311.4 million, which is less than Oklahoma’s.

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The U.S. Mint has produced a whopping 33,774,200,000 state quarters since the inception of the 50 State Quarters® Program in 1999. The total does not include the several hundred million Arizona state quarters that started to hit circulation in June. And by the program’s completion with the final Hawaiian commemorative later this year, the Mint […]

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Coin production chart collageU.S. Mint circulating coin production is down across the board based on a current pace that should see about 10.1 billion coins minted in 2008. That compares to 14.4 billion coins issued in 2007 and over 15 billion in years 2006 and 2005. In fact, at the current rate, 2008 coin output will end at its lowest level in at least the last ten years.

The Mint’s first release of production figures for 2008 reported 3.2 billion coins struck through April. The newest figures indicated 6.7 billion coins were minted through August, or about 842 million coins on average per month. The comparison charts shown below provide the best visual evidence of the declines at both Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia.

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Circulating US coins are produced by the United Sates Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia. Most everyone is familiar with the "P" and "D" mintmarks on daily pocket change. Those are simply letter indicators for where the coins were minted, Denver or Philadelphia. But did you know what location is responsible for minting the most […]

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