The United States Mint has produced coins for commerce since 1792. Today, there are four mints: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point. They have the capacity to produce billions of new coins every year. Just exactly how many coins has the U.S. Mint produced each year?
WizardPins.com created a visualization based on the number of coins produced from 1921 to 2020. Their research team also calculated the total value of the coins. In the past 100 years, the U.S. Mint produced 816,138,372,612 coins with a total value of $169,541,902,128 in today’s dollars. This is how the breakdown of coins came out:
- 1¢ (penny): 532,526,921,514
- 5¢ (nickel): 66,480,447,520
- 10¢ (dime): 108,961,661,303
- 25¢ (quarter): 96,240,624,175
- 50¢ (half dollar): 5,523,598,288
- $1 (dollar): 6,405,119,812
The penny is overwhelmingly the most-produced coin, accounting for more than 65% of coins created by the U.S. Mint in the past 100 years. The next coin with the highest production is the dime, which makes up 13.4% of coins made since 1921.
Infographic by: wizardpins