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America the Beautiful Mintages Updated

America the Beautiful QuartersA strange thing happened last month, the mintages for previously released America the Beautiful Quarters have increased. For the previous State Quarters Program, the US Mint would complete production of one design and then move onto the next. For the present series, the Mint reserves the right to go back to previous designs and strike more coins.

As a result, the previously lowest mintage coin of the program so far, the Hot Springs Quarter, has been bumped up by 10 million. This makes the Yellowstone Quarter now the lowest mintage, unless the US Mint decides to strike some more of those, too.

The updated America the Beautiful Quarters mintages appear below.

Denver Philadelphia Total
Hot Springs 34,000,000 35,600,000 69,600,000
Yellowstone 34,800,000 33,600,000 68,400,000
Yosemite 34,800,000 35,200,000 70,000,000
Grand Canyon 35,400,000 34,800,000 70,200,000

Grand Canyon National Park Quarter Mintage

Even though the coins have not yet been released into circulation, the preliminary mintage for the Grand Canyon National Park Quarter is already available from the United States Mint.

Grand Canyon Quarter

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program includes five different quarter designs per year featuring National Parks or Sites from across America. Over the course of the next twelve years, one park or site will be depicted from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. For series with rotating designs, typically the US Mint has stopped production of one design before starting the next. For the current series, they reserve the right to reopen production for earlier designs, as long as it is within the year of issue.

Thus, the figures below are not considered final, but preliminary.

The Grand Canyon Quarter preliminary mintage figures indicate 34.6 million coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint and 34.8 million coins produced at the Denver Mint. The combined total of 69.4 million is just below the prior Yosemite National Park Quarter mintage of 70 million.

Yosemite National Park Quarter Preliminary Mintage

The United States Mint has revealed the preliminary mintage figures for the Yosemite National Park Quarter. This coin is the third release in the new series of quarters featuring National Park and sites of America.

Yosemite National Park Quarter

The Philadelphia Mint produced 35.2 million Yosemite Quarters, while the Denver Mint produced 34.8 million. This makes for a combined total mintage of 70 million coins.

This amount narrowly exceeds the overall mintage for the precious coin in the series featuring Yellowstone National Park, which had narrowly exceeded the mintage for the coin before. This string of two mintage increases, breaks the trend of declining mintages set by the previous DC & US Territories Quarters Program.

Mintages for the America the Beautiful Quarters series are considered preliminary until the close of the year. This is because the US Mint has stated that they may begin production of previous designs for the duration of the year of release. More Hot Springs Quarters are expected to be produced.

James Buchanan Presidential Dollar Mintage

The United States Mint has released the final mintage figures for the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar. Interestingly, the coin has not yet been released into circulation, although production is apparently completed.

James Buchanan Dollar

The coins are schedule for circulation release on August 19, 2010. This represents the fifteenth issue of the ongoing Presidential Dollar Program, honoring former Presidents of the United States of America in the order served.

The final mintage for the James Buchanan Dollar includes 36.54 million Philadelphia minted coins and 36.82 Denver minted coins. This yields an overall mintage of 73.36 million coins, representing a fresh low for the series. The prior Franklin Pierce Dollar had an overall mintage of 76.58 million and the first release of the year honoring Millard Fillmore had a mintage of 74.48, the previous low for the series.

Next up for the series will be the Abraham Lincoln Dollar, with circulation release date on November 18, 2010. The anticipated higher demand for this coin may be the reason Buchanan Dollars stopped being produced before they were even released.

Yellowstone National Park Quarter Mintage

The preliminary mintage for the Yellowstone National Park Quarter has recently been provided by the United States Mint. This is the second coin in the new America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Hot Springs Quarter

There were 34.8 million coins produced at the Denver Mint and 33.6 million coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint. This makes the total production across both facilities 68.4 million. The US Mint does caution that this is a preliminary figure. If time and resources allow, the US Mint seems to be able to restart production of coins previous releases as long as it is still the current calendar year.

Interestingly, this amount comes in above the production level for the first release of the year. The Hot Springs Quarter mintage was a combined 59.6 million. This breaks the streak of continually declining quarter mintages that has been in place for more than a year.

Does this signify a change in trend or an aberration? Will Hot Springs be the low mintage coin for the series?