Quarters Make Gains
By Numismatic News
production in the month of August edged up from
321,360,000 coins to 351,640,000, but the gains
and almost all of production was concentrated on
just the cent and quarter denominations.
Quarter production was 62,600,000 pieces
compared to just 13,000,000 coins in July.
Philadelphia struck approximately two-thirds of
the August output.
Philadelphia also struck slightly more cents
than Denver for the month of August, recording
145,200,000 pieces versus Denver's 141,600,000
As was the case in July, Philadelphia again
struck a very small mintage of 2,240,000
Presidential dollars as Zachary Taylor
Nickel production again ceased after having
recorded increases at Denver in June and July
and no dimes, half dollars or Golden dollars
were minted in August.
Total production for 2009 through August now
stands at slightly more than 2.9 billion coins,
a rate of production that has not been so low
since the late 1950s.
The Mint also reported that production of James
K. Polk Presidential dollars totaled 41,720,000
from Philadelphia and 46,620,000 from Denver for
a combined total of 88,340,000. This is up
slightly from the 87,080,000 recorded for the
John Tyler dollar and down from the 98,420,000
pieces struck with William Henry Harrison's