Today, November 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM ET, the United States Mint began sales of the 2009 Lincoln Cent Two Roll Set for the new “Presidency” design.
To celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the United States Mint issued four different reverse designs for the 2009 Lincoln Cent. Each design represents a different stage of Lincoln’s life. The latest and final design represents his Presidency in Washington DC from 1861 to 1865. It depicts the half completed Capitol Dome, symbolizing a nation torn apart by civil war and Lincoln’s resolve to guide the country through its most grave crisis.
The two roll set includes 100 of the new 2009 “Presidency” Lincoln Cents. This is comprised of one 50-coin roll from the Philadelphia Mint and one 50-coin roll from the Denver Mint. The rolls come in custom designed US Mint branded wrappers, which depict the coin design and indicate the mint of origin, year of issue, and face value. The coins contained in the rolls have never been circulated.
Each set is priced at $8.95 plus applicable shipping and handling charges. The US Mint has placed an ordering limit of five sets per household on the product.
The previous two roll set featuring the “Professional Life” design also remains available for sale at the US Mint.
[Online: US Mint Product Page]