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Denver Mint leads June production

The Denver Mint struck nearly one billion coins for circulation use during the month of June.

Philadelphia maintained a more leisurely pace, registering output of nearly 700 million during the month.

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The two mints together cranked out almost 1.7 billion coins to bring the total for the first six months of 2015 to over 9 billion pieces.

No half dollars or golden dollars were produced at either minting facility during the month and almost no Presidential dollars were coined save for 290,000 at Denver.

During most months, coin production at Denver and Philadelphia are fairly evenly divided, with the edge going to Denver during the course of the year.

For the first half of the year, cent output has reached nearly 5 billion pieces.

Quarters and dimes are nearly neck and neck with totals at just over 1.6 billion apiece.

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Nickel production stands at over 800 million coins.

The small numbers of half dollars, golden dollars and Presidential dollars produced go into the rolls and bags sold to collectors.

At the present rate of output, annual production will reach 18 billion pieces for the calendar year.

The Mint is adding third shifts to both Denver and Philadelphia to meet the country’s growing demand for coinage.

Record coin output was the approximately 25 billion achieved in the year 2000.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express.
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