Quarters Produced in March
By Numismatic News
were struck by the Denver Mint in the month of
March and the Philadelphia Mint coined just
Collectors who think the 53,200,000 Philadelphia
Puerto Rico quarter mintage total is low might
soon see Guam quarter totals even lower as a
result and this is just the third of six designs
to be issued in 2009.
March production numbers showed an overall
declining rate of output in the third month of
the calendar year, with only 165,040,000 coins
struck. The bulk of these were cents.
In March 98 million cents were struck. Most of
those, or 90 million, were struck at
Philadelphia and just 8 million were coined at
Denver. This brings total cent production in
2009 to 634,800,000. Not so long ago the Mint
had to produce one billion cents a month just to
keep the economy supplied.
Denver also struck no dimes in March and
Philadelphia struck just 11 million pieces.
Dimes produced in 2009 now total 120,000,000
The mint in Colorado wasn't completely closed in
March. In addition to the small number of cents,
it produced 3,120,000 nickels and 29,260,000
Presidential dollars. Philadelphia contributed
12,960,000 nickels and 10,500,000 Presidential
When added to output for the two prior months,
the total number of nickels struck so far in
2009 is 69,360,000 and the total number of
Presidential dollars is 151,340,000.
Neither mint struck half dollars or Native
American dollars in March.
The March production numbers brought the total
of all coins stuck this calendar year to
If the March pace would continue, which isn't
likely, the total coinage for the year would be
just under 2.7 billion coins, a number that
would be of a similar order of magnitude of what
was produced by the U.S. Mint 50 years ago.