Coin Production Low Across Board
By Numismatic News
Even with added demand
from collectors, the production levels of the
Presidential $1 coins are falling faster than
the initial two-year production of the Sacagawea
In the first two years of single-design Sac
production, 1,490,402,000 coins were struck. So
far in 2008, 1,180,480 have been struck and if
mintages cease falling for the remaining two
designs of the year, the two-year total will
reach approximately 1.3 billion dollar coins.
Presidential dollars are not the only coins
whose production is declining. Take a look at
the production figures for the first four months
of 2008. The Philadelphia totals for the nickel
and the dime show that production there is not
keeping up with Denver.
Cent production is moving along at a rate that
hasn't been this low in nearly 40 years.
Holding up better, but still down from peak
output are state quarters. This denomination is
the workhorse of the economy and popular with
collectors and the public besides.
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