The United States Mint has released its Circulating Coin Production Report for July 2021. The report shows that the Mint produced 1,505,240,000 coins for circulation in the month. This is up slightly from the 1.3846 billion that the Mint pressed in June 2021. Indeed, with the exception of the Jefferson Nickel, production for all circulating coins were up month-over-month. For the year, the Mint has produced 8.86 billion coins for circulation for the country.
Unsurprisingly, the most produced coin for circulation by the Mint in July 2021 was the Lincoln Cent. Across the two Mint facilities that produce circulating coinage – Denver and Philadelphia – the Mint made 858 million Cents in the month. Breaking that down further, the Denver Mint produce 417.6 million of One Cent pieces while the remaining 440.4 million were pressed in Philadelphia. This is up from the 782 million that Mint produced last month and brings total production of the Lincoln Cent for circulation to 4.5812 billion Cents for 2021.
As mentioned, the Jefferson Nickel was the only circulating coin that saw a drop in production month-over-month in July. 156.24 million Five Cent pieces were produced in the month. Of those coins, 78 million were minted in Denver and the remaining 78.24 million in Philadelphia. This is down slightly from the 161.2 million Nickels that were made last month. For 2021, there have now been 1.05742 billion Jefferson Nickels produced for circulation.
The Roosevelt Dime saw production increase from 230 million to 279 million in July. 141 Million Dimes were made in Denver with the remaining 138 million produced in Philadelphia. That bumps total production for the year to 1.876 billion Dimes. Meanwhile, the Washington Quarter also jumped in production last month. For July, the Mint pressed 212 million Quarter Dollars, 106.6 million from Denver and 105.4 million from Philadelphia. That 212 million in production is up from the 175.4 million produced in June. It also moves the total production for the year of Quarters to 1.335 billion coins.
The Mint reported no production of Native American Dollars or Presidential Dollars for July.
Adding all this up, the United States Mint produced 1,505,240,000 coins for circulation last month. That is up from the 1,348,600,000 that the Mint produced in June. For the year, the Mint has now produced 8,864,940,000 coins for circulation. Breaking down the math further, the Mint has averaged just over 1.26 billion coins produced per month in 2021. If that pace continues throughout the rest of the year, the Mint will produced over 15 billion coins. That would be an increase over the 14.774 billion produced in 2020.
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The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.