The United States Mint has released its Production Report for April 2020. The report shows that 801.84 million coins were produced in the Denver and Philadelphia facilities, a drop of nearly 91 million from the March report. The drop is not a surprise given the measures the Mint had to take to deal with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. While the Denver and Philadelphia locations were not closed – like the San Francisco and West Point facilities – staffing arrangement had to be made to assure Social Distancing was in place between workers. That, by its nature, limited the number of people on shifts and thus impacted production.
As is the case virtually every month, the Lincoln Cent was the highest production coin in the April 2020 report. 403.2 million Cents were produced, 208.4 million coming from Denver while the remaining 194.8 million were pressed in Philadelphia. Production overall was down 105.6 million coins from the March report, a 20.7% decrease.
The Jefferson Nickel also dropped in production with just 65.04 million of the five-cent piece being minted. 33.36 million of the coins were made in Denver with the final 31.68 million coming from Philadelphia. The total for April is a drop of 15.12 million Nickels, a decrease of 18.8%.
The Roosevelt Dime was the only coin that saw an increase in production in April over March. 206 million Dimes were produced in the month, an increase of 78.5 million over March. That represents a 38% increase. 107 million Roosevelt’s were pressed in Denver while 99 million were made in Philadelphia.
127.6 million Washington Quarters were made in April 2020, a decrease of 63.4 million coins from March (33.3% decrease). 66 million Quarters were made in Denver while the remaining 61.6 million were minted in Philadelphia. There were no Presidential or Native American Dollars produced in April nor any Kennedy Half Dollars.
For 2020, the total number of circulating coins the United States Mint has produced stands at 4,016,820,000 billion coins have been produced through the end of April. That puts the Mint on target for another 10 billion plus year in 2020, assuming that further slowdowns in production do not happen with the COVID-19 pandemic still very much an issue in the United States.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.