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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/03/2010 :  14:30:01  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Okay, so how many coins can you think of that have a mintage of over 10 billion? I remember reading about how the 1982 plain cent was the first US coin to surpass that barrier. As far as I know, it's still the only cent at that level: 10,712,525,000.

Are there other world coins that are at least that common?

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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 07/03/2010 :  14:45:05  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Good question - I'm going to look through ye olde Krause book later in search of big numbers.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/03/2010 :  14:56:45  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Do you think there are that many coins with mintages even over ONE billion outside of the US?
Just doing a quick scan of the Lincoln figures, it looks like there are 96 cents with mintages over 1 billion, 36 cents with mintages over 5 billion, and only 3 with mintages over 8 billion: 1982 plain, 1984 plain, and 2000D.

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AGgressive Metal
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Posted - 07/03/2010 :  20:35:23  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Canada made it into the billion club twice: 1981 Cent, 1,209,468,500 and 1989 Cent, 1,077,347,200.
Great Britain is in the billion club on 6 coins: 1971 Half Penny (1.394), 1971 Penny (1.521), 2000 Penny (1.060), 1971 2 Pence (1.454), 1990 5 Pence (1.634), 1992 10 Pence (1.413).
India hit it once, 1986 One Rupee, 1,396,074,000
Japan has 29 coins with mintages over 1 billion, with the highest being 2.768 billion in 1990 with the One Yen.

Biggest I could find for South Korea was 425,000,000 of the 1992 100 Won. Biggest for Mexico was 755,000,000 for the 1993 10 Centavo. Biggest for Philippines was 254,324,000 for the 1984 25 Sentimos. Biggest for Spain was 923,978,000 for the 1998 5 Peseta and the were many Spanish coins in the hundreds of millions. Thailand 439,824,000 for the 1959 1/2th Baht. Turkey 1989 100 Lira 233,750,000. Brazil 1980 1 Cruzeiro 690,497,000. France 1966 5 Centimes 502,512,000. Germany 1950F 898,277,000 and 1950D 772,592,000 1 Pfennigs. Italy, 1979R 461,034,000 200 Lire.


So the billion-coin club is:

1. USA (lots)
2. Japan (29)
3. Great Britain (6)
4. Canada (2)
5. India (1)


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beauanderos
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Posted - 07/03/2010 :  22:05:43  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
Don't forget 6. Hoard's stash

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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/03/2010 :  22:37:38  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Yeah, beauanderos. Nice.
I came up with 137 US coins with mintages over 1 billion:
96 Lincolns
32 Roosevelts
5 Jeffersons
4 Washingtons
The only coins besides Lincolns with mintages over TWO billion were 2 Roosevelts, 1967 and 1999P. I guess the 67 makes sense because those would be the total mintage figures for all the coins that year, combining both mints. Wonder why on the 1999.

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Shattered
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Posted - 07/07/2010 :  12:24:36  Show Profile Send Shattered a Private Message
This is interesting. Nice research guys.

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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/07/2010 :  14:02:55  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Anything else in the world? One billion?

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WheatieFan
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Posted - 07/07/2010 :  22:50:17  Show Profile Send WheatieFan a Private Message
Chinese 'Cash' coins would be my best guess. They are round coins with square holes in the center. They were so common, that hundreds (thousands?) would be tied in string bundles to equal one silver coin.

Even today, far from China, I find these coins dating from the late 1600s to early 1900s in junk bins for $0.25-0.50. Are there any other coins you can find from the 1600s or 1700s that are so cheaply available?

Considering the population of China, I'd easily say many billions were made.

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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  00:36:57  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
AG-M, do you have one of the Krause books with the CD-rom? Is it searchable by different categories like that? Ooh, and if so, is it possible to create a list of all coins from a particular YEAR?!?

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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  00:55:43  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
I keep thinking about this.
How many of those Japan coins have mintages over TWO billion?
Have you looked through a 21st century book too?

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wolvesdad
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  01:06:30  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
So you are looking at One year, one mint.

But what about comparing that 'type coin'. In other words, total mintage of the Lincoln Wheat back cents. OR all the Lincoln Cents with Memorial. You could divide the Memorials between copper and zinc, but for numismatics I don't think that would be relevant.

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uthminsta
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  01:35:13  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Right, one year, one mint. Basically. Type coin would amount to a nearly infinite amount of adding... this way it's just a nearly infinite amount of reading and copying numbers down into a post :)

I found a few more in my 21st century book, but there are a LOT of mintage figures still left blank...
2002 Italy 20 euro cent 1,411,836,000
2002 Italy euro cent 1,348,899,500
2002 Italy 5 euro cent 1,341,742,204
2002 Italy 10 euro cent 1,142,383,000
2002 Italy 50 euro cent 1,136,718,000
2002 Italy 2 euro cent 1,099,166,250
2002 Germany euro cent F 902,660,000
2003 Vietnam 5000 dong 500,000,000

They really pumped those euro coins out at first...

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wolvesdad
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  14:50:07  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
Italy did anyway!

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Cerulean
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Posted - 07/22/2010 :  13:12:05  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by wolvesdad

Italy did anyway!


Yes, but then again, look at their 2003 mintages.

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