The United States Mint produces circulating coins for commerce, numismatic coins for collectors, and bullion coins for investors. Quantities are measured in terms of "production" figures when referring to circulating coins, "sales" figures for numismatic products, and "mintage" figures for bullion.
- Numismatic coins (Proof and Uncirculated finishes) are minted in Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), San Francisco (SF), and West Point (WP).
- Bullion coins (Platinum, Gold, and Silver) have recently been minted at all facilities except Denver. Only numismatic products may be purchased directly from the US Mint.
- Circulating-quality coins (as obtained in banks and retail establishments) are produced at Philadelphia and Denver facilities.