Production at the U.S. Mint declined in calendar year 2008 by 29.8 percent from the preceding year.
A total of just over 10 billion coins was struck in 2008 as compared to almost 14.5 billion in 2007.
The biggest decline was registered by cent production, which fell by nearly 2 billion coins, but in percentage terms, the biggest whacks to production were absorbed by nickel, dime and Presidential dollars, which were all down by roughly half.
Though production of state quarters declined by roughly 200 million pieces from 2007, the 2008 production of state quarters comprised a quarter of all coin production, up from 19.4 percent in 2007, thus indicating that demand for quarters remains relatively strong in the American economy.
Breakdowns by design type of the state quarters and Presidential dollars appear in the Mint Statistics column.