The Coining Division at the United States Mint in Philadelphia reached a new production record on July 24, 2014, delivering 42.44 million coins in one day. This surpassed the prior one-day record of 38.28 million coins reached in October 2013.
While production of 30 million coins per day is not uncommon at the Philadelphia Mint, producing over 40 million in one day is a an amazing accomplishment. Every employee, department, machine, part, die, tool, and blank has to be perfect and perform flawlessly.
“Beating the old record by over four million coins with the same number of presses was a tremendous achievement,” said Joe Falls, Coining Division Manager. “There were many key factors—first and foremost was the dedication and hard work of our employees. But we also had outstanding die life, great blanks from BAU and near-perfect press availability.”
In 2013, the Philadelphia Mint produced a total of 6,121,410,000 circulating coins. For 2014, circulating coin production has reached 4,046,920,000 pieces through the end of July. In addition to circulating coins, the Philadelphia facility also produces various commemorative coins, medals, and the five ounce America the Beautiful Silver Coins.