The United States Mint has published its production figures for circulating coins that were produced in March 2021. The report, which outlines the number of coins the Mint produced at its Denver and Philadelphia facilities for general circulation, shows that 1,134,840,000 (1.134 billion) coins were produced last month. That is just slightly down from the 1.1634 billion produced in February 2021.
Production of the Lincoln Cent increased to 608.8 million coins in March 2021, up from the 532.8 million produced in February. Of those coins minted, 335.2 million were produced in Denver while the remaining 273.6 million were pressed in Philadelphia. For the year, the Mint has produced 1.5248 billion Lincoln Cents for circulation
The Jefferson Nickel saw a slight decrease in production in March from its February total. 137.04 million Nickels were produced last month, down from the 164.7 million produced in the previous month. The Denver Mint produced 75.6 million of the coins made in the month with Philadelphia minting the remaining 61.44 million. Production of the Roosevelt Dime was also down month-over-month. 205.5 Million of the ten cent pieces were made last month with 114.5 million of those coming from Denver and 91 million from Philadelphia.
Production of the Washington Quarter Dollar increased slightly in March. 181.6 million were produced in the month compared to the 175.8 million that were pressed in Febrarury. Breaking down the production, 101.8 million of Quarters made were done so in Denver last month while 79.8 million were minted in February.
In the February circulation coins production report, the Kennedy Half Dollar was produced for the first time in 2021, with 1.6 million produced in Denver and none in Philadelphia. That changed course in March with 1.9 million of the coins being produced in Philadelphia and none in Denver.
There were no Native American Dollars or Presidential Dollars produced last month.
Through the first three months of 2021, the United States Mint has now produced 3.217 billion coins for circulation (3,217,760,000). That is down from the 4,023,080,000 that the Mint produced through the first quarter of 2020. At its current production rate, the Mint is on target to product just under 13 billion coins in 2021. That would be well under the 14.774 billion produced last year.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.