Canadian Coin Mintages

The following table shows the REPORTED numbers of coins minted each year by the Royal Mint in England (1858-1907)
and by the Royal Canadian Mint (1908-now).
Bear in mind though that these tables NOT show the actual number of surviving coins.
There is no way of knowing how many coins of a particular year and denomination have been returned to the Mint
to be destroyed and melted down so the metal could be re-used...

Part 1: Royal Mint Issues (1858 to 1907)

Part 2: Royal Canadian Mint Issues (1908 to Current Year)




Part 1: Royal Mint Issues (1858 to 1907)

From 1858 to 1907 all coins minted for use in Canada were minted by the Royal Mint in London, England.
If the London Mint facility was too busy to produce Canada's coins they transferred the production run to their mint in Heaton England. All coins minted at the Heaton mint have an "H" mint mark on the reverse.

The first coins officially minted for Canada were produced in 1858 and 1859. After these issues no coins were minted for Canada until 1870:

Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
20 Cent
1858 1,540,000 1,460,389 1,216,402 730,392
1859 8,150,000 0 0 0


In 1870, in order to harmonize Canada's currency system to more closely match the United States, the 20 cent coin was dropped and replaced with Canada's first 25 cent coins.
In addition the 50 cent coin was created and issued:
Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
25 Cent
50 Cent
1870 0 2,800,000 1,600,000 900,000 450,000
1871 0 1,400,000 800,000 400,000 200,000
1871H 0 0 1,870,000 748,000 45,000
1872H 0 2,000,000 1,000,000 2,240,000 80,000
1874H 0 800,000 1,600,000
(Included with 1875 H)
1,600,000 0
1875H 0 1,000,000 1,600,000
(Included with 1874 H)
1,000,000 0
1876H 4,000,000 0 0 0 0
1880H 0 3,000,000 1,500,000 400,000 0
1881H 2,000,000 1,500,000 950,000 820,000 150,000
1882H 4,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 600,000 0
1883H 0 600,000 300,000 960,000 0
1884 2,500,000 200,000 150,000 0 0
1885 0 1,000,000 400,000 192,000 0
1886 1,500,000 1,700,000 800,000 540,000 0
1887 1,500,000 500,000 350,000 100,000 0
1888 4,000,000 1,000,000 500,000 400,000 60,000
1889 0 1,200,000 600,000 66,340 0
1890H 1,000,000 1,000,000 450,000 200,000 20,000
1891 1,453,000 1,800,000 800,000 120,000 0
1892 1,200,000 860,000 520,000 510,000 151,000
1893 2,000,000 1,700,000 500,000 100,000 0
1894 1,000,000 500,000 500,000 220,000 29,036
1895 1,200,000 0 0 0 0
1896 2,000,000 1,500,000 650,000 0 0
1897 1,500,000 1,319,000 0 0 0
1898 0 580,000 720,000 0 100,000
1898H 1,000,000 0 0 0 0
1899 2,400,000 3,000,000 1,200,000 415,580 50,000
1900 1,000,000 1,800,000 1,100,000 1,320,000 118,000
1900H 2,600,000 0 0 0 0
1901 4,100,000 2,000,000 1,200,000 640,000 80,000
1902 3,000,000 2,120,000 720,000 464,000 120,000
1902H 0 2,200,000 1,100,000 800,000 0
1903 4,000,000 1,000,000 500,000 846,150 0
1903H 0 2,640,000 1,320,000 0 140,000
1904 2,500,000 2,400,000 1,000,000 400,000 60,000
1905 2,000,000 2,600,000 1,000,000 800,000 40,000
1906 4,100,000 3,100,000 1,700,000 1,237,843 350,000
1907 2,400,000 5,200,000 2,620,000 2,088,000 300,000
1907H 800,000 0 0 0 0



Part 2: Royal Canadian Mint Issues (1908 to Now)

On January 2, 1908, Governor General Earl Grey activated the press to strike the Dominion's first domestically produced coin, a fifty-cent piece.

In 1976 the Mint expanded its operations by opening a facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba (all circulation coins which were minted in Winnipeg have a "W" mint mark on the coin's obverse).

Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
25 Cent
50 Cent
1 Dollar
2 Dollar
1908 2,401,506 1,197,780 776,666 495,016 128,119 0 0
1909 3,973,339 1,890,865 1,697,200 1,335,929 203,118 0 0
1910 5,146,487 5,850,325 4,468,331 3,577,569 649,521 0 0
1911 4,663,486 3,692,350 2,737,584 1,721,341 209,972 0 0
1912 5,107,642 5,863,170 2,234,557 2,544,199 285,867 0 0
1913 5,735,405 5,588,048 3,613,937 2,213,595 265,889 0 0
1914 3,405,958 4,202,179 2,549,811 1,215,397 160,128 0 0
1915 4,932,134 1,172,258 688,057 242,382 0 0 0
1916 11,022,367 2,481,675 4,218,114 1,462,566 459,070 0 0
1917 11,899,254 5,521,373 5,011,988 3,365,644 752,213 0 0
1918 12,970,798 6,052,289 5,133,602 4,175,649 854,989 0 0
1919 11,279,634 7,835,400 7,877,722 5,852,262 1,113,429 0 0
1920 22,246,170 10,649,851 6,305,345 1,975,278 584,429 0 0
1921 7,601,627 2,582,495 2,469,562 597,337 206,398 0 0
1922 1,243,635 4,763,186 0 0 0 0 0
1923 1,019,022 2,475,201 0 0 0 0 0
1924 1,593,195 3,066,658 0 0 0 0 0
1925 1,000,622 200,050 0 0 0 0 0
1926 2,143,372 933,577 0 0 0 0 0
1927 3,553,928 5,285,627 0 468,096 0 0 0
1928 9,144,860 4,588,725 2,458,602 2,114,178 0 0 0
1929 12,159,840 5,562,262 3,253,888 2,690,562 228,328 0 0
1930 2,538,613 3,685,991 1,831,043 968,748 0 0 0
1931 3,842,776 5,100,830 2,067,421 537,815 57,581 0 0
1932 21,316,190 3,198,566 1,154,317 537,994 19,213 0 0
1933 12,079,310 2,597,867 672,368 421,282 0 0 0
1934 7,042,358 3,827,303 409,067 384,350 39,539 0 0
Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
25 Cent
50 Cent
1 Dollar
2 Dollar
1935 7,526,400 3,900,000 384,056 537,772 0 428,707 0
1936 8,768,769 4,400,450 2,460,871 1,125,779 38,550 306,100 0
1937 10,090,231 4,593,263 2,500,095 2,689,813 192,016 241,002 0
1938 18,365,608 3,898,974 4,197,323 3,149,245 192,018 90,304 0
1939 21,600,319 5,661,123 5,501,748 3,532,495 287,976 1,363,816 0
1940 85,740,532 13,820,197 16,526,470 9,583,650 1,996,566 0 0
1941 56,336,011 8,681,785 8,716,386 6,654,672 1,714,874 0 0
1942 76,113,708 10,243,778 10,214,011 6,935,871 1,974,165 0 0
1943 89,111,969 24,760,256 21,143,229 13,559,575 3,109,583 0 0
1944 44,131,216 11,532,784 9,383,582 7,216,237 2,460,205 0 0
1945 77,268,591 18,893,216 10,979,570 5,296,495 1,959,528 38,391 0
1946 56,662,071 6,952,684 6,300,066 2,210,810 950,235 93,055 0
1947 74,949,349 17,198,848 14,070,719 5,918,482 424,885 86,730 0
1947ML 1947dot 43,855,448 9,595,124 9,638,793 4,393,938 38,433 21,135 0
1948 25,767,779 1,810,789 422,741 2,564,424 37,784 18,780 0
1949 33,128,933 13,736,276 11,336,172 7,988,830 858,991 672,218 0
1950 60,444,992 11,950,520 17,823,075 9,673,335 2,384,179 261,002 0
1951 80,430,379 12,642,641 15,079,265 8,290,719 2,421,730 416,395 0
1952 67,631,736 10,891,148 10,474,455 8,859,642 2,596,465 406,148 0
1953 67,806,016 16,635,552 17,706,395 10,456,769 1,630,429 1,074,578 0
1954 22,181,760 6,998,662 4,493,150 2,318,891 506,305 246,606 0
1955 56,403,193 5,355,028 12,237,294 9,552,505 753,511 268,105 0
1956 78,685,535 9,399,854 16,732,844 11,269,353 1,379,499 209,092 0
1957 100,601,792 7,387,703 16,110,229 12,770,190 2,171,689 496,389 0
1958 59,385,679 7,607,521 10,621,236 9,336,910 2,957,266 3,039,630 0
1959 83,615,343 11,552,523 19,691,433 13,503,461 3,095,535 1,443,502 0
1960 75,772,775 37,157,433 45,446,835 22,835,327 3,488,897 1,420,486 0
Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
25 Cent
50 Cent
1 Dollar
2 Dollar
1961 139,598,404 47,889,051 26,850,859 18,164,368 3,584,417 1,262,231 0
1962 227,244,069 46,307,305 41,864,335 29,559,266 5,208,030 1,884,789 0
1963 279,076,334 43,970,320 41,916,208 21,180,642 8,348,871 4,179,981 0
1964 484,655,322 78,075,068 49,518,549 36,479,343 9,377,676 7,296,832 0
1965 304,441,082 84,876,018 55,965,392 44,708,869 12,629,974 10,768,569 0
1966 183,644,388 27,976,648 34,330,199 25,388,892 7,683,228 9,912,178 0
1967 345,140,645 36,876,574 32,309,135 80% Silver 
30,689,080 50% Silver 
48,855,500 4,211,395 6,767,496 0
1968 329,695,772 99,253,330 70,460,000 50% Silver 
87,412,930 Nickel RCM 
85,170,000 Nickel US Mint 
160,150,931 3,966,932 5,579,714 0
1969 335,240,929 27,830,229 55,833,929 133,037,929 7,113,929 4,809,313 0
1970 344,145,010 5,726,010 5,249,296 10,302,010 2,429,516 4,140,058 0
1971 298,228,936 27,312,609 41,106,968 48,170,428 2,166,144 4,260,781 0
1972 451,304,591 62,417,387 60,169,387 43,743,387 2,515,632 2,193,000 0
1973 457,058,489 53,507,435 167,715,435 135,958,589 2,546,096 3,196,452 0
1974 692,058,489 94,704,645 210,566,565 192,360,598 3,436,650 2,799,363 0
1975 642,618,000 138,882,000 207,680,000 252,259,000 3,710,000 3,256,000 0
1976 701,122,890 55,140,213 94,724,000 86,898,261 2,646,000 2,101,000 0
1977 453,050,666 89,120,791 128,056,000 99,634,555 709,939 1,393,745 0
1978 911,170,647 137,079,273 170,366,431 174,475,408 3,341,892 2,948,488 0
1979 753,942,953 186,295,825 236,910,479 131,042,905 3,425,000 1,884,789 0
1980 911,800,000 134,878,000 169,910,479 76,178,000 1,943,155 2,544,000 0
1981 1,209,468,500 99,107,900 123,912,900 131,583,900 2,588,900 2,778,900 0
1982 876,036,898 105,539,898 93,960,898 171,926,000 2,884,572 2,778,900 Voyageur 
11,812,000 Constitution 
0
1983 975,510,000 72,596,000 111,501,710 13,162,000 1,177,000 2,267,525 0
1984 838,225,000 84,088,000 119,080,000 119,212,000 1,502,989 1,223,486 Voyageur 
6,141,503 Cartier 
0
1985 771,772,500 126,618,000 142,800,000 158,734,000 2,188,374 3,104,592 0
Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
25 Cent
50 Cent
1 Dollar
2 Dollar
1986 788,285,000 156,104,000 168,620,000 132,220,000 781,400 3,089,225 0
1987 774,549,000 106,299,000 147,309,000 53,408,000 373,000 205,405,000 Loon  0
1988 482,676,752 75,025,000 162,998,558 80,368,000 220,000 138,893,539 Loon  0
1989 1,066,628,200 141,435,538 198,693,414 119,084,307 266,419 184,773,902 Loon  0
1990 218,035,000 42,537,000 65,023,000 31,258,000 207,000 68,402,000 Loon  0
1991 831,001,000 10,931,000 50,397,000 459,000 490,000 23,156,000 Loon  0
1992 673,512,000 53,732,000 174,476,000 153,000,000 248,000 4,242,085 Loon 1867-1992 
23,010,915 Parliament 
0
1993 808,585,000 86,877,000 135,569,000 73,758,000 393,000 33,662,000 Loon  0
1994 639,516,000 99,352,000 145,800,000 77,670,000 987,000 40,406,000 Loon 
15,000,000 War Memorial 
0
1995 624,983,000 78,780,000 123,875,000 89,210,000 626,000 41,813,000 Loon 
??? Peacekeeping 
0
1996 445,746,000 36,686,000 51,814,000 28,216,000 458,000 17,101,000 Loon  375,483,000 Polar Bear 
1997 549,868,000 27,354,000 43,126,000 0 387,000 0 16,942,000 Polar Bear 
1998 999,578,000 156,873,000 203,514,000 0 308,000 0 5,309,000 Polar Bear 
1999 1,089,625,000 124,861,000 258,462,000 258,888,996 496,000 0 25,130,000 Polar Bear 
2000 902,506,000 108,514,000 195,117,000 415,894,000 573,000 0 29,847,000 Polar Bear 
2001 928,434,000 166,686,000 46,265,000 Bluenose 
224,714,000 Volunteer 
62,227,000 389,000 0 11,910,000 Polar Bear 
2002 830,040,000 135,960,000 252,563,000 187,992,000 14,440,000 2,301,000 Loon  27,020,000 Polar Bear 
2003 748,123,000 101,793,000 164,617,000 100,638,000 0 5,102,000 Loon  11,244,000 Polar Bear 
2004 842,486,000 123,925,000 213,025,000 210,047,000 0 3,408,000 Loon 
6,526,000 Olympic 
12,908,000 Polar Bear 
2005 767,425,000 148,082,000 211,350,000 269,586,000 200,000 32,336,000 Loon 
12,909,000 Terry Fox 
38,317,000 Polar Bear 
2006 1,261,883,000 184,874,000 331,647,000 629,018,000 98,000 37,085,000 Loon 
10,495,000 Olympic 
25,274,000 Polar Bear 
5,005,000 Churchill Winnipeg (Pixie ear) 
31,636 Churchill Ottawa (Normal ear) 
2007 846,420,000 221,472,000 304,110,000 386,763,000 111,550 38,045,000 Loon  38,957,000 Polar Bear 
2008 787,625,000 278,530,000 467,495,000 387,222,000 150,000 18,710,000 Loon 
10,581,000 Olympic 
12,390,000 Polar Bear 
6,010,000 Quebec City 400th 
2009 455,680,000 266,448,000 370,700,000 266,766,000 120,000 29,351,000 Loon 
10,250,000 Canadiens 100th 
38,430,000 Polar Bear 
2010 486,200,000 126,800,000 252,500,000 167,500,000 150,000 4,100,000 Loon 
7,000,000 Navy 100th 
3,100,000 Riders 100th 
8,220,000 Polar Bear 
Year
1 Cent
5 Cent
10 Cent
25 Cent
50 Cent
1 Dollar
2 Dollar
2011 662,750,000 230,328,000 292,325,000 212,970,000 175,000 20,410,000 Loon 
5,000,000 Parks Canada 100th 
22,488,000 Polar Bear 
5,000,000 Boreal Forest 
2012 199,347,000 202,944,000 334,675,000 178,450,000 250,000 2,414,000 Loon (No security) 
107,105,000 Loon (With security) 
5,000,000 Olympic 
5,000,000 100th Grey Cup 
1,531,000 Polar Bear (No security) 
82,862,000 Polar Bear (With security) 
5,000,000 HMS Shannon 
2013 0 78,120,000 104,775,000 118,480,000 375,000 120,330,000 Loon  12,390,000 Polar Bear 
2014 0 66,364,000 153,450,000 97,440,000 500,000 20,945,000 Loon 
5,000,000 Olympic 
11,305,000 Polar Bear 
5,000,000 Wait For Me Daddy 
2015 0 87,360,000 112,475,000 97,320,000 625,000 22,140,000 Loon  22,528,500 Polar Bear 
12,500,000 Flanders 
5,000,000 Sir J.A. MacDonald 
2016 0 140,952,000 220,000,000 106,880,000 625,000 28,764,000 Loon 
5,000,000 Olympic 
5,000,000 Women's Vote 
20,669,000 Polar Bear 
7,500,000 Battle of Atlantic 
2017 0 106,680,000 199,925,000 110,720,000 875,000 15,750,000 Loon 
5,150,000 Leafs 100th 
24,465,000 Polar Bear 
5,130,000 Vimy Ridge 
2017 Canada150 0 20,000,000 20,000,000 20,000,000 875,000 10,000,000 4,000,000 coloured
6,000,000 plain
2018 0 87,528,000 118,525,000 102,560,000 750,000 33,930,000 Loon  23,730,000 Polar Bear 
3,000,000 Armistice** 
2019 0 92,736,000 159,775,000 80,160,000 750,000 23,670,000 Loon 
3,000,000 Gender Equality 
22,995,000 Polar Bear 
3,000,000 D-Day** 
2020 0 31,752,000 68,750,000 96,000,000 750,000 12,636,000 Loon 
3,000,000 UN** 
11,235,000 Polar Bear 
3,000,000 End of WW2** 
3,000,000 Bill Reid** 
2021 0 68,376,000 170,775,000 Double Date 
6,000,000 Commem Color 
9,000,000 Commem Plain 
110,560,000 375,000 Standard 
250,000 Retro
24,875,000 Loon 
3,000,000 Klondike** 
32,545,000 Polar Bear 
3,000,000 Insulin** 
2022 0 unknown qty
(Waiting for 2022 Mint Report)
unknown qty
(Waiting for 2022 Mint Report)
unknown qty
(Waiting for 2022 Mint Report)
375,000 unknown qty Loon 
(Waiting for 2022 Mint Report)
3,000,000 Oscar Peterson** 
3,000 000 Bell** 
unknown qty Polar Bear 
(Waiting for 2022 Mint Report)
3,000,000 Hockey Summit Series** 

Note:
- All commemorative $1 and $2 issues with a mintage of 3 million coins and two asterisks after the name
(**see above) consisted of 2 million Coloured and 1 million Plain coins.

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