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United States Mint Circulating Coin Production Figures for 1999-2008

An amazing number of coins are produced through U.S. government presses each year. The United States Mint, under the leadership of Director Edmund Moy, is responsible for all U.S. coinage — both collector and circulating coins.

The U.S. Mint is over 200 years old. Since its creation on April 2, 1792, the Mint has grown to become a Fortune 500- sized manufacturing enterprise with more than $1 billion annual revenues and 2,200 employees. The U.S. Mint is the world’s largest manufacturer of coins, medals and numismatic products.

 

The Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia are responsible for producing circulating coins used in every day pocket change to buy and sell goods.

Production Tables and Charts for U.S. Circulating Coins

Here are circulating coin production tables and charts for 1999-2008. Each table lists coin totals by type and Mint and each number is in Millions.

Denver Circulating Coin Production (1999-2008)
(Figures in millions)

 
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008*
1 ˘ 
6,360.07
8,774.22
5,374.99
4,028.06
3,548.00
3,456.40
3,764.45
3,944.00
3,638.80
923.60
5 ˘ 
1,066.72
1,509.52
627.68
691.20
383.04
716.88
898.80
809.28
626.16
143.04
10 ˘ 
1,397.75
1,818.70
1,412.80
1,379.50
986.50
1,159.50
1,423.50
1,447.00
1,042.00
243.50
25 ˘ 
2,205.41
2,805.52
2,324.58
1,720.30
1,159.20
1,208.60
1,571.80
1,520.40
1,456.24
433.40
50 ˘ 
10.68
19.47
19.50
2.50
2.50
2.90
3.50
2.00
4.10
0.00
1 $ - GD 
11.78
518.92
70.94
3.73
3.08
2.66
2.52
2.80
5.74
0.00
$1 Coin
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
468.23
117.95
Total
11,052.41
15,446.35
9,830.49
7,825.29
6,082.32
6,546.94
7,664.57
7,725.48
7,241.27
1,861.49

*2008 figures reflect ONLY months January through April.

Philadelphia Circulating Coin Production (1999-2008)
(Figures in millions)

 
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008*
1 ˘ 
5,237.60
5,503.20
4,959.60
3,260.80
3,300.00
3,379.60
3,935.60
4,290.00
3,762.40
612.40
5 ˘ 
1,212.00
846.24
675.70
539.28
441.84
728.16
842.40
693.12
571.68
58.80
10 ˘ 
2,164.00
1,842.50
1,369.59
1,187.50
1,085.50
1,328.00
1,412.00
1,381.00
1,047.50
82.00
25 ˘ 
2,225.53
3,665.42
2,482.40
1,593.40
1,121.20
1,193.00
1,441.80
1,420.60
1,340.40
437.60
50 ˘ 
8.90
22.60
21.20
3.10
2.50
2.90
3.80
2.40
4.10
0.00
1 $ - GD 
29.59
767.14
62.47
3.87
3.08
2.66
2.52
4.90
3.64
0.00
$1 Coin
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
474.88
121.66
Total
10,877.62
12,647.10
9,570.96
6,587.95
5,954.12
6,634.32
7,638.12
7,792.02
7,204.60
1,312.46

*2008 figures reflect ONLY months January through April.

 

Total Circulating Coin Production
(Figures in millions)

 
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008*
Total 
21,930.03
28,093.45
19,401.45
14,413.24
12,036.44
13,181.26
15,302.69
15,517.50
14,445.87
3,173.95

*2008 figures reflect ONLY months January through April.

 

U.S. Mint Facilities that produce coins

The United States Mint has six major facilities/locations. Not all of them produce coins for circulation. Some are responsible for producing collector coins and other duties. The Mint has provided the following general activities and responsibilities for each:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia was the first mint in the U.S., and delivered the first copper cents in March of 1793. Today the facility is responsible for sculpting-engraving U.S. coins and medals, producing medal and coin dies, the production of coins of all denominations for general circulation, producing the Philadelphia “P” portion of the annual uncirculated coin sets, and commemorative coins. It also provides tours at:

North Independence Mall East Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 19106-1886, USA

Denver, Colorado

The United States Mint at Denver was established in 1863. Denver produces all denominations of circulating coins, coin dies, commemorative coins and the Denver “D” portion of the annual uncirculated coin sets. It also stores gold and silver bullion. Tours of the facility are provided at:

320 West Colfax Avenue Denver,
Colorado 80204-2693, USA

West Point, New York

The West Point facility is located near the U.S. Military Academy in New York state. It produces all uncirculated and proof one-ounce silver bullion coins. It also manufactures proof and uncirculated American Eagle silver, gold and platinum coins, the 24-karat one ounce American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin, and commemorative coins. In addition, it stores silver, gold, and platinum bullion.

San Francisco, California

In 1854, the San Francisco Mint opened its doors and began converting miners’ gold into coins, producing $4,084,207 in gold pieces by December of that first year alone. The San Francisco facility does not currently produce circulating coins, but it does produce regular proof coin sets in clad and silver as well as commemorative coins.

Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

The Mint’s Washington, D.C. location formulates policy, heads program management, is responsible for research and development, handles marketing operations and customer services to include order processing and website services. It is located at:

801 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC
20220, USA

Fort Knox, Kentucky

Storage of U.S. gold bullion.

 



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