American circulating coin mintages plunged last month, the latest November 2010 coin production figures from the US Mint reveal. The Mint produced a total of 531,460,000 coins in November 2010.
In contrast, coin mintages totaled more than 730 million during the previous month. In fact, the November drop marks the lowest level for the US Mint since April 2010 when nearly 452 coins were produced.
Only three denominations came out US Mint doors in November — Lincoln pennies, Jefferson nickels and Roosevelt dimes. While America the Beautiful Quarters® and Presidential $1 coins were not struck, mintages for the final 2010 design issues for the coin series were reported.
The 2010 Mount Hood Quarter came in with a total of 68.8 million, split evenly with 34.4 million from Denver and 34.4 million from Philadelphia. How they compared to other America the Beautiful Quarter issues this year are shown in the following table:
Coin Mintages for 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters
|Hot Springs National Park Quarters||34,000,000||35,600,000||69,600,000|
|Yellowstone National Park Quarters||34,800,000||33,600,000||68,400,000|
|Yosemite National Park Quarters||34,800,000||35,200,000||70,000,000|
|Grand Canyon National Park||35,400,000||34,800,000||70,200,000|
|Mount Hood Park Quarters||34,400,000||34,400,000||68,800,000|
It should be noted that any of the quarter mintages above have the potential to change this year if the bulk buyers step in and order in quantity. However, given the lateness of the year, new numbers would be unexpected.
The Abraham Lincoln $1 coin finished with a total mintage of 97.02 million. Philadelphia produced slightly more at 49 million while Denver struck 48.02 million. The levels were the highest since the first issue in 2009. Again, a comparison with the other 2010 releases follow.
Coin Mintages for 2010 Presidential Dollars
|Fillmore Presidential $1||36,960,000||37,520,000||74,480,000|
|Pierce Presidential $1||38,360,000||38,220,000||76,580,000|
|Buchanan Presidential $1||36,540,000||36,820,000||73,360,000|
|Lincoln Presidential $1||48,020,000||49,000,000||97,020,000|
The next round of coin mintages will not be published until January 2011.