The United States Mint has released its Circulating Coin Production Report for November 2021 to the public. The report shows that the Mint produced 1,104,700,000 coins in October. This is down slightly from the 1.213 billion that the Mint produced in October 2021. Production figures across the different denominations were mixed with increases and decreases in production across the Cent, Nickel, Dime and Quarter coins. For 2021, the Mint has now produced over 13.5 billion coins for circulation.
The Lincoln Cent had a reported production of 666 million coins in November 2021. That is down slightly from the 698.8 million that the Mint produced in October. Looking at the breakdown of production, the Denver Mint facility produced 340 million Cents last month with the remaining 326 million pressed in the Philadelphia facility. For the year, the Mint has now produced 7.3048 billion Lincoln Cents for circulation. This is already more than the Mint produced in 2019 (7.040 billion) and is approaching the 7.5964 billion it produced in 2020. While production of all circulating coins traditionally slows dramatically in December each year, it is certainly reasonable to assume that the Mint will product more Lincoln Cents in 2021 than any year in history.
Turning to the Jefferson Nickel, the Mint has reported that it produced 111.6 million of the five-cent pieces last month. Of those, 58.56 million were minted in Denver with 53.04 million produced in Philadelphia. The reported production is up from the 80.16 million production figures for October. Adding the November production figures, the Mint has now produced 1.50238 billion Jefferson Nickels for circulation. Like the Lincoln Cent, the Mint has now produced more Nickels than it did in 2019 (1.094 billion) and is well within range of topping last year’s 1.6231 billion before the end of this year. That would again be the most Jefferson Nickels the Mint has ever produced for circulation.
The Roosevelt Dime saw a significant decrease in product in November 2021 when compared to October. 167,600,000 Dimes were produced by the Mint last month, 77 million in Denver and 90.5 million in Philadelphia. This is down from the 233.5 million that the Mint reported being made in October 2021. For the year, there have now been 2.0288 billion Roosevelt Dimes produced by the United States Mint this year. This is fewer than the 2.149 billion produced in 2019 and down significantly from the 2.7785 billion that the Mint produced last year.
The final coin that the Mint reported production of for circulation was the Washington Quarter. It had a reported production of 159.6 million coins last month, down from the 201.4 million produced in October. Breaking down the figures, 97.4 million Quarters were produced in Denver while the remaining 62.2 million were pressed in Philadelphia. For all of 2021, the Mint has produced 2.0288 billion Quarter for circulation. This is well beyond the 1.6516 billion that the Mint produced in 2019 but is lower than the 2.768 billion it produced last year.
The Mint did not report any production of the Kennedy Half Dollar, Native American Dollar, or Presidential Dollar for November.
For 2021, the Mint has now produced 13,540,100,000 coins for circulation in the country. For comparison, through November 2020, the Mint had produced 13,870,860,000.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.