The United States Mint has released its circulating coinage production report for September 2020. For the month, 1.422 billion coins were produced by the Mint, down slightly from the 1.657 billion produced in August. So far for 2020, the Mint has produced over 11 billion coins, ahead of 2019’s figures by this point by some 2 billion coins.
As is usually the case, the Lincoln Cent was the most produced coin for the month. 734 million Cents were produced by the Mint with Philadelphia minting 315.2 million of them and the remaining 418.8 million in Denver. The product is a drop from the over 814 million produced in August.
For the Jefferson Nickel, the Mint produced just over 143 million of the 5-cent pieces last month. 92.88 million were produced in Denver while 50.16 million were minted in Philadelphia. The product is nearly a 20 million coin drop from August 2020. Continuing, 226.51 million Roosevelt Dimes were produced last month with 133.5 million of them produced in Denver. The remaining 93.01 million were pressed in Philadelphia. The Dime also saw a drop in production by nearly 25 million coins.
Finally, the Washington Quarter had a production of 400.8 million across the Denver and Philadelphia Mint facilities. 157.8 million were minted in Denver and 243 million in Philadelphia. The Quarter was the only circulating coins that saw an increase in production month-over-month. This is likely due to the Mint preparing for the release of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller rolls and bags in late September as well as the upcoming America the Beautiful Uncirculated set that goes on sale later this week.
As has been the case for the second half of 2020, no Kennedy Half Dollar, Native American Dollar, nor Presidential Dollar coins were produced in September.
For the month, 1,422,590,000 coins were produced by the United States Mint, pushing the total for 2020 to 11,301,070,000. This is well ahead of the 9,488,034,400 coins produced through September 2019.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.