Denver Outproduces Philadelphia
By Numismatic News
Mintages at the U.S. coin production facilities
in Philadelphia and Denver continued to set a
slow pace in the month of February, with Denver
clearly outproducing its eastern counterpart.
Of the approximately one billion coins struck in
the first two months of 2009, Denver was
striking almost 57 coins for every 43 struck in
The actual totals were 588,480,000 million coins
struck in Denver compared to 444,360,000
produced in Philadelphia for a two-month total
of 1,032,840,000 pieces.
Cent production is almost 2-1 in favor of Denver
with the totals being 342,400,000 versus
194,400,000. Total production so far of the new
Log Cabin reverse design is 536,800,000. Put
another way, someone with $5,368,000 could
theoretical own all of those cents.
Another coin that has been difficult to acquire
on the secondary markets in the usual bag
quantities are the District of Columbia
quarters. The 210,800,000 quarters struck in the
first two months are likely all District of
Columbia pieces, and that would represent a drop
of almost 60 percent from the total mintage of
the last state quarter for Hawaii.
Philadelphia added almost 20 million nickels to
its January total to reach a two-month output of
23,040,000 coins. Denver as usual outpaced the
"P" mint with 30,240,000 coins.
For dimes, for a change, Philadelphia held the
higher production total of 67,500,000 as
compared to Denver's 41,500,000.
There was no additional output of half dollars
or golden dollars in February.
Presidential dollar totals jumped by over 40
million in February. Denver produced 63,140,000
pieces and Philadelphia struck 48,440,000.