United States Mint Circulating Coinage Production Report – April 2024

The United States Mint has released its Circulating Coin Production Report for April 2024. The report shows that the United States Mint produced just 368.2 million coins in April, its second lowest monthly production since December 2023, and the lowest total for April in five years. Indeed, three of the six coins that the Mint normally produces for circulation had no production in April 2024.

According to the Mint’s report, 211.2 million Lincoln Cents were minted in April. The production was split evenly between the Denver and Philadelphia Mint facilities, each producing 105.6 million Cents. The production total is up slightly from the March production total of 189.2 million coins. For 2024, the Mint has now minted 2.101 billion Cents for circulation.

For the second consecutive month, the Jefferson Nickel and the Roosevelt Dime had no reported production. That means that production of the Jefferson Nickel remains at 61.2 million coins, and the Roosevelt Dime remains at 198.5 million coins.

Turning to the Washington Quarter, the Mint reported that 154.4 million Quarters in April 2024. The production total was nearly even across the two minting facilities, with 75.2 million being minted in Denver and the remaining 79.2 million being pressed in Philadelphia. The Mint’s circulation production report does not break down the type of Quarters it produced, as there will be five different designs as part of the American Womens Quarter Program this year. For the year, the Mint has now minted 608 million Quarters for circulation.

The last coin with reported mintage in April 2024 was the Kennedy Half Dollar. According to the Mints report, 2.6 million Half Dollars were minted last month. The production break down was 300,000 were minted in Denver, and the remaining 2.3 million were Minted in Philadelphia.

Not Native American or Presidential Dollar coins had reported production.

Considering the April production figures, the United States Mint has minted 2.1017 billion coins for circulation thus far in 2024. This less than half the production the Mint reported in April 2023, which was 4.6928 billion coins. While production has been low so far in 2024, the United States has little chance of running out of available coinage. Currently, the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, has an estimated reserve of $47.2 billion coins available 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.

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