A fierce winter storm has led to the cancellation of some events related to the 2010 Lincoln Cent launch ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, February 11, 2010.
The coin exchanges previously expected to take place at two locations in Washington, D.C. have been canceled. This follows notice that federal agencies in the Washington DC area will be closed on Thursday. No information is available yet regarding whether the exchanges will be rescheduled for another date.
In the past, the coin exchanges at Washington, D.C. locations have allowed collectors in the area to exchange currency for rolls of the newly released Lincoln Cents on the same day as the official launch ceremony. In all cases but one, the ceremonies took place in another part of the country.
The launch ceremony for the 2010 Lincoln Cent will still be held in Springfield, Illinois. The ceremony will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum at 212 N. Sixth Street, starting at 9:30 AM CT. The ceremony will include the official presentation of the new “Preservation of the Union” design followed by a coin exchange.
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