Thursday, June 11, 2009


Circulation strikes: 417,341,364
Designer: John Flanagan
Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters
Metal content: Outer layers - 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Center - 100% Copper
Weight: ±88 grains (±5.7 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mintmark: "D" (for Denver, CO) on the obverse just right of the ribbon
Value: $1.00 (MS-63) up to $6.00 (MS-65)

Still no sign of the 2009 coins here. I never kept track, but now I find myself wondering... how long, on average, does it take for the current years coins to turn up in circulation?

1 comment:

Cerulean said...

I used to see them around March or April of the new year. I was seeing 2006 nickels in March 2006. In 2008, I didn't see any '08 coins until Memorial Day. In 2009, not a single '09 coin until July. As of now, August 2009, I can still count all the 2009 coins I've seen on one hand.