Average Die Life

By J. T. Stanton, NLG

The following chart indicates the average number of strikes that each obverse and reverse die for the current designs are expected to produce. These figures are simply averages and expectations for business strikes. Dies can and do last longer, or may be retired from service earlier due to damage. The figures for quarters DO NOT include the new 50 States Quarter program.

Design and Denomination Obverse Reverse
Lincoln Cents 1,400,000 1,400,000
Jefferson Nickels 462,000 497,000
Roosevelt Dimes 566,000 550,000
Washington Quarters 752,000 647,000
Kennedy Halves 283,000 316,000

 

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