The United States Mint has released its circulating coin production report for January 2021. In the first month of the year, 919.5 million coins were produced for circulation by the Mint in its Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This is a significant drop of 25.13% from the 1.228 billion coins produced for the same month in 2020. It is just slightly more than the 903.5 million coins produced in December 2020
As is usually the case, the Mint produced more Lincoln Cents than any other coin. A total of 383.2 million Cents were produced by the Mint in January. The Denver Mint produced 206.4 million of those coins while the Philadelphia facility minted the remaining 176.8 million. The production reflects a 12% decrease from December 2020.
For the Jefferson Nickel, production was up from the December 2020 production report. A total of 151.2 million of the 5-cent pieces were made in January, 78 million in Denver and 73.2 million in Philadelphia. The production of the Nickel was up nearly 84% over December’s report.
The second highest production coin for January was the Roosevelt Dime with 270 million of them made by the Mint. 157 million of the coins were pressed in Denver with the remaining 113 million produced in Philadelphia. Even so, production of the Dime was down when compared to December’s report where 190.5 million of them were minted.
The Washington Quarter saw a production total of 112.6 million for January, down from the 168.4 million produced in December. At the Denver Mint, 93.4 million of the Quarter Dollar coins were produced with the remaining 19.2 million made in Philadelphia. Rounding out production was the Native American Dollar with a production of just 2.52 million coins. Each of the Mint’s facilities produced the same 1.26 million Dollar coins for the month. Those coins go on sale at the Mint February 16, 2021 in the form of rolls, bags, and boxes.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.