NumisMaster Logo
Sign In
Free Newsletter

Collector Info
In Print
Site Map
Quarter Output Gets a Bit Livelier
By David C. Harper, Numismastic News
July 12, 2013

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
>> Subscribe today or get your >> Digital Subscription

When the economy is predictable, so are the Mint’s monthly circulation coin production reports. Once again just over 1 billion coins were produced during the month of June to bring the total coins struck in the first half of 2013 to 6,359,250,000 pieces.

Cents comprised nearly 61 percent of the monthly total, while quarters reached nearly 13 percent in June.

No half dollars or dollar coins came off the presses during the month.

For the first six months of the year, quarter production was running ahead of nickel production 721.2 million compared to 655.92 million.

Last year because of massive numbers of quarters in public hands, nickel production was nearly twice quarter production.

The excess quarter supply might finally be cleared away. Mintages plunged in 2009 as the recession bit deeply and the state quarter program ended. Many people who had saved the 50 different designs were forced to spend them through economic necessity, reducing the number of new coins needed from the Mint.

Strike It Rich With Pocket Change
Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Are there treasures in your change? Learn all about errors with this authoritative guide.

Get your copy today!

More Coin Collecting Resources:

• New bundles for paper money collectors are 50% off for a limited time! Find them here.

• Limited quantities of Australia’s Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake 2013 Silver Coin and the 2013 Mongolia Argali 500 Togrog Silver Coin are here!

• Get exclusive collectors’ value packs at special discounts for investing in collectible coins, world coin collectors and North American coin collectors

• Get the 2012 Coin of the Year – limited quantities remain!

• Get them instantly! Buy digital editions of past issues of World Coin News, Coins Magazine and Coin Market eXpress!


Add to:   digg
With this article: Email to friend   Print

Something to add? Notice an error? Comment on this article.

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy | Your data is secure
©2018 F+W Publications, Inc., Iola, Wisconsin. All rights reserved.