Washington, DC area coin exchanges for the newly designed 2010 Lincoln Cent have been rescheduled for February 25, 2010. The exchanges had previously been scheduled to take place on February 11, 2010, but were canceled due to a fierce winter storm that had closed down federal agencies for much of the week.
Although the Washington DC exchanges had been canceled, the official launch ceremony held in Springfield, Illinois proceeded as planned on February 11. Approximately one thousand people were on hand to witness the official presentation of the 2010 Lincoln Cent, which features the Union Shield on the reverse. Following the launch ceremony, a coin exchange was held where attendees were allowed to exchange currency for rolls of the new Lincoln Cents. There were a total of 20,000 rolls, or one million coins, exchanged at the Springfield event.
The February 25, 2010 Washington DC exchanges will be held at the US Mint sales counter located at Union Station and the first floor of the US Mint’s headquarters at 801 9th Street NW. The rolls will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Exchanges will take place at face value, with currency exchanged for the corresponding number of 2010 Lincoln Cent rolls. There will be a minimum of two and a maximum of six rolls imposed.