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August Proves to be Slower at Mint
By Numismatic News
September 13, 2013

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Across the board cuts in Mint production in August led to the lowest monthly output of circulation coinage at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

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Just 724.91 million coins were produced in August. Through July the Mint was averaging over 1 billion coins in each month of the calendar year.

Cent output dropped from 716.8 million in July to 440.4 million in August. Some 4.98 billion have been struck in calendar year 2013.

Nickel output dropped from 113.2 million in July to 72 million in August while the dime total went from 218 million to 130.5 million.

Quarter production dropped by nearly half, going from 154.6 million to 82 million.

A mere 10,000 Presidential dollars were struck at Denver in August as compared to 3.36 million in July.

So far in calendar year 2013 the Mint has produced over 8.3 billion coins.



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