How many coins has the U.S. Mint produced in the past 100 years?
The custom coin and pin website WizardPins.com has created a visualization highlighting the number of coins produced by the US Mint over the past 100 years.
The US Mint produces billions of coins each year. Since 1921, the Mint has created coins that amount to more than $169 billion in today’s dollars. Many of these coins, including Lincoln wheat cents from the early 20and century, are highly collectible and coveted by many numismatists. How many coins does the US Mint produce each year?
The custom coin and pin website WizardPins.com has created a visualization highlighting the number of coins produced by the US Mint over the past 100 years. The vast majority of coins produced since 1921 are pennies (65.3%). The Mint produced the most coins in 2000, when 28.1 billion coins were minted. The least produced pieces were produced in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. Only 22.3 million plays were created that year.
Personalized coins have become increasingly popular collectibles, similar to coins minted as legal tender. They are often created for organizations, clubs, businesses, and military units as memorial thanks. Challenge coins in particular, which were popularized during World War II and whose roots can be traced back to the Roman Empire, have high collectible value.