The United States Mint has updates its monthly production report for May 2020, showing that just over 900 million circulating coins were produced in the month. That puts 2020’s production just shy of 5 billion coins.
In total, 904,120,000 coins were produced in May 2020, 414.76 million of those in the Denver Mint facility while the remaining 387.08 million were produced in Philadelphia. As is nearly always the case, the Lincoln Cent was the most prolifically produced coin for the month, with 484 million being minted. That is an increase of 20% over April, confirming clearly the drop in production the Mint had during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the year, 2.6724 billion Cent pieces have been made for circulation in 2020.
The Jefferson Nickel saw a total production of 94.32 million coins in May 2020, up an impressive 45% over April. 48.96 million 5-Cent pieces were pressed at the Denver Mint while the Philadelphia Mint produced the remaining 45.360 million coins. For 2020, 457.44 million Jefferson’s have been produced for circulation.
The Roosevelt Dime also saw an increase in production for May over April. 217 million 10-Cent coins were produced for circulation last month, up 5.3% month-over-month. 124 million Dimes were produced in Denver last month while Philadelphia pressed just 93 million for the month. That pushes the total production for the year to 866.5 million.
Finally, there were 108.8 million Washington Quarter Dollar pieces produced in May 2020 by the United States Mint. It was the only regularly circulating coin that saw a drop in production from April, decreasing 14.7%. A total of 34.4 million Quarter Dollars were produced in December during the month while another 74.4 million were made in Philadelphia. That pushes the total production for 2020 across both facilities to 924.6 million 25-Cent pieces.
As has been the case since January and February, no Native American Dollar nor Presidential Dollar coins were produced in May.
For 2020, the United States Mint has now produced 4.92 billion coins (4,920,940,000) for circulation. If production stays at is current pace – which is unlikely – 2020 will see nearly 12 billion coins produced. This would be on par with the 11.9 billion produced in 2019.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.