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Philadelphia beats Denver striking coins

Philadelphia struck more coins in November than did Denver, according to the U.S. Mint’s monthly figures.

The Eastern facility cranked out 708,500,000 coins while the Western plant added 637,760,000 pieces.

Total output was 1,346,260,000.

In the first 11 months of calendar year 2017, the Mint has made 14,096,500,000 coins.

Cents led the production parade. More than half of all coins made during the month were the lowest denomination.

To be precise, the 782,400,000 cent total comprised 58.11 percent of the monthly coin output total.

Cents were followed by dimes at 220.5 million, quarters at 211.6 million and nickels at 131.76 million.

No half dollar or dollar coins came off the presses.

 

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