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U.S. Mint Produces 13.1 Billion Coins for Circulation in 2018

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The tempo of manufacturing U.S. cash slowed for a 3rd yr in a row after peaking to a 14-year excessive, the newest manufacturing figures from america Mint present.

In 2018, manufacturing amenities in Philadelphia and Denver shipped over 13.1 billion cash to Federal Reserve Banks for distribution into the financial system, marking decreases of 11.7% from the greater than 14.Eight billion cash made a yr earlier and 18.1% from the over 16 billion cash struck in 2016.

Distinction the newest annual determine to 2015 when the U.S. Mint beefed up operations and employed extra staff as demand for coinage ran larger for a sixth straight yr and drove manufacturing above 17 billion cash. That stated, the tempo in 2018 was 269.9% faster than in 2009 when U.S. coin manufacturing hit backside at simply over three.5 billion cash.

Here’s a abstract of annual coin manufacturing totals in 2018 towards 2017:

US Mint Annual Coin Manufacturing (2018 vs 2017)

  Yr 2017 Yr 2018 2018 Unit Achieve / Loss 2018 % Achieve / Loss
Cents Eight,634,020,000 7,803,200,000 -830,820,000 -9.6%
Nickels 1,373,280,000 1,256,400,000 -116,880,000 -Eight.5%
Dimes 2,728,000,000 2,199,000,000 -529,000,000 -19.four%
Quarters 2,116,000,000 1,853,114,000 -262,886,000 -12.four%
Half Dollars four,700,000 10,900,000 6,200,000 131.9%
Native American $1 three,360,000 2,800,000 -560,000 -16.7%
Complete 14,859,360,000 13,125,414,000 -1,733,946,000 -11.7%

 

U.S. Mint amenities in Denver and Philadelphia manufacture all of America’s cash for commerce. Final yr, the Denver Mint made 6,284,980,000 cash and the Philadelphia Mint made 6,840,434,000 cash.

Mintages of Kennedy half-dollars and Native American dollars are smaller than different cash as a result of they’re not produced for circulation — Federal Reserve Banks don’t get them organized from the U.S. Mint. The 2 cash at the moment are made just for numismatic merchandise.

Mintages for the 2018 Kennedy half-dollar complete 6.1 million from Denver and four.Eight million from Philadelphia for a mixed 10.9 million cash — probably the most since 2001 and greater than doubling these made in 2017. The prior yr’s launch ended with splits of two.9 million from Denver and 1.Eight million from Philadelphia for a mixed four.7 million cash.

Mintages for the 2018 Native American dollars complete 1.four million from Denver and 1.four million from Philadelphia for a mixed 2.Eight million cash — down from the earlier yr’s launch which ended with splits of 1.54 million from Denver and 1.82 million from Philadelphia for three.36 million cash.

In unit totals and protecting with apply, 2018 Lincoln cents gained amongst denominations with greater than 7.Eight billion made — even because it prices the U.S. Mint 1.82 cents to make and distribute every one. The 7.Eight billion determine represents 59.5% of the 2018 manufacturing complete.

This subsequent desk exhibits 2018 circulating coin mintages by manufacturing facility, denomination and design.

2018 Circulating Coin Manufacturing by Design

  Denver Philadelphia Complete
Lincoln Cents three,736,400,000 four,066,800,000 7,803,200,000
Jefferson Nickels 626,880,000 629,520,000 1,256,400,000
Roosevelt Dimes 1,006,000,000 1,193,000,000 2,199,000,000
Pictured Rocks Nationwide Lakeshore Quarter (MI) 182,600,000 186,714,000 369,314,000
Apostle Islands Nationwide Lakeshore Quarter (WI) 216,600,000 223,200,000 439,800,000
Voyageurs Nationwide Park Quarter (MN) 197,800,000 237,400,000 435,200,000
Cumberland Island Nationwide Seashore Quarter (GA) 151,600,000 138,000,000 289,600,000
Block Island Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Quarter (RI) 159,600,000 159,600,000 319,200,000
Kennedy Half-Dollars 6,100,000 four,800,000 10,900,000
Native American $1 Cash 1,400,000 1,400,000 2,800,000
Complete 6,284,980,000 6,840,434,000 13,125,414,000

 

Mintages of the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Lovely Quarters® had grown stronger annually till 2016. The general manufacturing of quarters slowed once more in 2018 with a bit greater than 1.85 billion million made, marking a 12.four% decline from 2017.

Annual quarter mintages because the begin of the collection embrace:

  • 347 million in 2010,
  • 391.2 million in 2011,
  • 568 million in 2012,
  • 1.455 billion in 2013,
  • 1.58 billion in 2014,
  • 2.99 billion in 2015,
  • 2.35 billion in 2016,
  • 2.11 billion in 2017, and
  • 1.85 billion in 2018.

5 totally different quarter designs are issued annually. The America the Lovely Quarters for 2018 embrace:

Block Island Quarter Mintages

Official mintages for Rhode Island’s Block Island Nationwide Wildlife Refuge quarters have been reported for the primary time this month, registering at 159.6 million from Denver and 159.6 million from Philadelphia for a mixed 319.2 million.

Forty-five totally different quarter designs have been launched from 2010 to 2018. The 2016 Harpers Ferry Nationwide Historic quarter for West Virginia stays the mintage chief by design at 858.63 million quarters.

The 2012 Chaco Tradition Nationwide Historic Park quarter for New Mexico stays on the backside of the manufacturing charts with a complete mintage of 44 million. The scarcest America the Lovely quarter greenback situation by manufacturing facility is the Denver Mint-struck 2012-D Acadia Nationwide Park quarter at 21.6 million. The ‘P’ and ‘D’ Chaco Tradition quarters comply with with every at 22 million.

The U.S. Mint has made greater than 13.6 billion America the Lovely Quarters because the collection begin in 2010. Every quarter honors a unique nationwide park or nationwide website in america or its territories. Here’s a breakdown of manufacturing totals by quarter design and coin manufacturing facility:

2010 – 2018 America the Lovely Quarters Mintages

  Denver Philadelphia Complete
2010 Scorching Springs Nationwide Park 34,000,000 35,600,000 69,600,000
2010 Yellowstone Nationwide Park 34,800,000 33,600,000 68,400,000
2010 Yosemite Nationwide Park 34,800,000 35,200,000 70,000,000
2010 Grand Canyon Nationwide Park 35,400,000 34,800,000 70,200,000
2010 Mount Hood Nationwide Forest 34,400,000 34,400,000 68,800,000
2011 Gettysburg Nationwide Army Park 30,400,000 30,800,000 61,200,000
2011 Glacier Nationwide Park 31,200,000 30,400,000 61,600,000
2011 Olympic Nationwide Park 30,600,000 30,400,000 61,000,000
2011 Vicksburg Nationwide Army Park 33,400,000 30,800,000 64,200,000
2011 Chickasaw Nationwide Recreation Space 69,400,000 73,800,000 143,200,000
2012 El Yunque Quarter 25,000,000 25,800,000 50,800,000
2012 Chaco Tradition Quarter 22,000,000 22,000,000 44,000,000
2012 Acadia Quarter 21,606,000 24,800,000 46,406,000
2012 Hawai’i Quarter 78,600,000 46,200,000 124,800,000
2012 Denali Quarter 166,600,000 135,400,000 302,000,000
2013 White Mountain Quarter 107,600,000 68,800,000 176,400,000
2013 Perry’s Victory Quarter 131,600,000 107,800,000 239,400,000
2013 Nice Basin Quarter 141,400,000 122,400,000 263,800,000
2013 Fort McHenry Quarter 151,400,000 120,000,000 271,400,000
2013 Mount Rushmore Quarter 272,400,000 231,800,000 504,200,000
2014 Nice Smoky Mountains Quarter 99,400,000 73,200,000 172,600,000
2014 Shenandoah Nationwide Park Quarter 197,800,000 112,800,000 310,600,000
2014 Arches Nationwide Park Quarter 251,400,000 214,200,000 465,600,000
2014 Nice Sand Dunes Quarter 171,800,000 159,600,000 331,400,000
2014 Everglades Nationwide Park Quarter 142,400,000 157,601,200 300,001,200
2015 Homestead Nationwide Monument of America Quarter 248,600,000 214,400,000 463,000,000
2015 Kisatchie Nationwide Forest Quarter 379,600,000 397,200,000 776,800,000
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 505,200,000 325,616,000 830,816,000
2015 Bombay Hook Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Quarter 206,400,000 275,000,000 481,400,000
2015 Saratoga Nationwide Historic Park Quarter 215,800,000 223,000,000 438,800,000
2016 Shawnee Nationwide Forest Quarter 151,800,000 155,600,000 307,400,000
2016 Cumberland Hole Nationwide Historic Park Quarter 223,200,000 215,400,000 438,600,000
2016 Harpers Ferry Nationwide Historic Park Quarter 424,000,000 434,630,000 858,630,000
2016 Theodore Roosevelt Nationwide Park Quarter 223,200,000 231,600,000 454,800,000
2016 Fort Moultrie Quarter 142,200,000 154,400,000 296,600,000
2017 Effigy Mounds Nationwide Monument Quarter 210,800,000 271,200,000 482,000,000
2017 Frederick Douglass Nationwide Historic Website Quarter 185,800,000 184,800,000 370,600,000
2017 Ozark Nationwide Scenic Riverways Quarter 200,000,000 203,000,000 403,000,000
2017 Ellis Island Nationwide Monument Quarter 254,000,000 234,000,000 488,000,000
2017 George Rogers Clark Nationwide Historic Park Quarter 180,800,000 191,600,000 372,400,000
2018 Pictured Rocks Nationwide Lakeshore Quarter (MI) 182,600,000 186,714,000 369,314,000
2018 Apostle Islands Nationwide Lakeshore Quarter (WI) 216,600,000 223,200,000 439,800,000
2018 Voyageurs Nationwide Park Quarter (MN) 197,800,000 237,400,000 435,200,000
2018 Cumberland Island Nationwide Seashore Quarter (GA) 151,600,000 138,000,000 289,600,000
2018 Block Island Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Quarter (RI) 159,600,000 159,600,000 319,200,000
Complete 7,009,006,000 6,648,561,200 13,657,567,200

 

Coin Manufacturing in December 2017

December is nearly all the time a weak coin manufacturing month because the U.S. Mint readies its tooling for the upcoming yr’s cash. Some Decembers have truly are available at or close to flat for manufacturing quantities. Final December logged in with 560.64 million cash, down 26.5% from December 2017. In comparison with November, the extent dropped 45.6%.

December 2017 to December 2018 Circulating Coin Manufacturing

Month Mintages Rank
December 2018 560.64 M 13
November 2018 1,zero31.24 M 7
October 2018 1,382.18 M three
September 2018 976.82 M Eight
August 2018 831.56 M 11
July 2018 1,403.16 M 2
June 2018 1,198.34 M 5
Might 2018 1,291.76 M four
April 2018 878.74 M 10
March 2018 902.924 M 9
February 2018 1,066.51 M 6
January 2018 1,601.54 M 1
December 2017 762.86 M 12

 

This final desk exhibits coinage totals for December to incorporate a unfavorable adjustment for the 2018-D Native American greenback:

US Mint Circulating Coin Manufacturing in December 2018

Denomination Denver Philadelphia Complete
Lincoln Cents 155,400,000 169,600,000 325,000,000
Jefferson Nickels 25,440,000 26,400,000 51,840,000
Roosevelt Dimes 32,500,000 40,500,000 73,000,000
ATB Quarters 56,800,000 54,000,000 110,800,000
Kennedy Half Dollars 700,000 zero 700,000
Native American $1s -700,000 zero -700,000
Complete 270,140,000 290,500,000 560,640,000

 

Coin manufacturing figures on this coin information article are based mostly on knowledge aggregated from the Mint’s webpage at: https://www.usmint.gov/about/production-sales-figures/circulating-coins-production.

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