The United States Mint has updated its Circulating Coinage Production report for April 2021. The report shows that for the month of April, 1,320,280,000 coins were produced for circulation across the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. As readers likely know, those two sites are were circulating coins are produced for the United States. The production of 1.32 billion coins in April reflects a slight increase over the 1.134 billion produced by the Mint in March.
As is normally the case with each month’s production report, the Lincoln Cent was the highest production coin for April 2021. A total of 598,400,000 Cents were made last month, 252.4 million in Denver with Philadelphia producing the remaining 346 million. That pushed to total production of Cents this year to over 2 billion at 2.123 billion coins. The April production was only slightly less than the 608 million produced in March.
The Jefferson Nickel also so a production decrease month-over-month in April. 119.28 million Five Cent pieces were produced by the Mint. This is compared to just over 139 million that were produced in March. Of those, 62.4 million were produced in Denver and 56.88 million in Philadelphia. For the year, the United States Mint has produced 572.22 million Nickels for circulation. Meanwhile, the Roosevelt Dime saw an increase in production last month when compared to the previous month. 306.5 million Dimes were produced last month, 138.5 million in Denver and the remaining 168 million in Philadelphia. That is just over a 100 million coin production increase when compared to March 2021. For the year, 1.07 billion Roosevelt Dimes have been minted for circulation.
Turning to the Washington Quarter, it too saw a significant increase in production over the previous month. A total of 288 million Quarters were minted in April, compared to 181.6 million in March. As far as individual facilities, Denver produced 118 million Quarter Dollars last month and Philadelphia pressed 170 million. For 2021, production of the Washington Quarter has now past three-quarters of a billion coins at 758 million.
By far the highest percentage increase of production last month was the Kennedy Half Dollar. An impressive 8.1 million of the Half Dollar coins were pressed in April, up from the 1.9 million produced in March. The increase is simple to explain in that the Mint began sales of the Kennedy Half Dollar bags and rolls this month. Production of those coins therefore had to happen in April. Of the 8.1 million minted, 5.2 million were produced in Denver with the remaining 2.9 million produced in Philadelphia.
There were no Native American Dollar or Presidential Dollars minted last month.
For 2021, the United States Mint has now produced 4.538 billion coins for circulation (4,538,040,000). This is slightly ahead of the 4,023,080,000 billion coins that had been produced by the Mint through April 2020.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.