The United States Mint has released its Circulating Coin Production Report for May 2022, showing that across the nation’s Mint facilities that 1.255 billion coins were produced for circulation. This is down slightly from the 1.278 billion coins that the Mint produced for circulation in April 2022. For the year, the United States Mint has minted 6,496,840,000 circulating coins.
Breaking down the figures by denomination, the Lincoln Cent was the highest produced coin in the month of May with 588.4 million produced. Specifically, the Denver Mint produced 293.6 million Cents while the Philadelphia Mint minted 355.2 million. This total production is down from the 708.8 million that were produced in April and represents the third month in a row of declining production. Still, for all of 2022, the United States Mint has now produced an eye-watering 3.519 billion Lincoln Cent coins for circulation, well above the 2.94 billion that the Mint had produced by the end of May 2021.
Turning to the Jefferson Nickel, the Mint reports that 142.32 million of the Five Cent pieces were produced in May 2022. Of that, the Denver Mint produced 71.28 million of the coins while the Philadelphia Mint was just slightly behind that production total at 71.04 million. Unlike the Lincoln Cent, the May Nickel production was higher than the April production of 116.8 million and ties it with the January production totals as being the highest mintage month for the Nickel in 2022. For all of 2022, the Mint has produced 641.28 million Jefferson Nickels for circulation. When compared to May 2021, this is down by nearly 100 million coins from the 739 million last year.
The Roosevelt Dime also saw an increase in production month-over-month in May 2022. For the month, the Mint produced 275.1 million Dimes for circulation, up from the 240 million the Mint pressed in April. Breaking down the May production numbers, it shows that both the Denver and Philadelphia Mint had nearly identical production figures. Denver produced 137.6 million while Philadelphia minted 137.5 million. For all of 2022, the Mint has now produced 1.272 billion Dimes for circulation across its production facilities. That is down slightly from the 1.367 billion that the Mint had produced by the end of May last year.
In May, the Mint increased its production of Washington Quarters over April. In total, the Mint pressed 246 million Quarters in the month with 122.2 million of those coming from Denver and the remaining 123.8 million from Philadelphia. It should be noted that these figures are total production numbers. The Mint does not break down the number for individual designs being minted. So, for example, these production figures could include all three of the currently released for circulation American Women Quarter Program coins (Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, and Wilma Mankiller). For 2022, the Mint has now minted 1.054 billion Quarters for circulation, the third coin to pass the billion production mark already in 2022. This is well above the 946 million Quarters that the Mint had produced through May 2021.
The last coin that the Mint has reported production of in May was the Kennedy Half Dollar. Both the Denver and Philadelphia Mint facilities produced 1.8 million each, putting total production for 2022 at 6.8 million. In May, no Native American Dollar or Presidential Dollars were produced.
The 6,496,840,000 coins that the Mint has produced so far in 2022 is nearly a half billion more than last year through May. In 2021, the Mint had produced a total of 6,011,100,000 coins for circulation.
The United States Mint production report is updated monthly and is available to the public at this link on the Mint’s site.