Reminder: 2009 Lincoln Cents at US Mint Store

by CoinNews.net on March 13, 2009 · 8 comments

Lincoln Birthplace Design Coin RollsThe 2009 Lincoln Cent Birthplace coin — the first redesigned Lincoln cent in 50 years — went into circulation on the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, and is now available directly from the US Mint in a two-roll set.

The Mint is offering a roll from Denver and Philadelphia for $8.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. It has also placed a limit of five each per household.

The rolls are available at the following Mint store page:

2009 Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Set “Birthplace”

They are also available by calling the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-321-MINT (6468).

For information on each of the four new pennies this year, visit the CoinNews sister site, 2009 Lincoln Pennies.

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Chris Piper
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Just placed my order and product already on back order. Will ship on the 20th, according to website.

Rob Opolsky
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Why is the Mint punishing the collector with an 800% mark up on a product they are distributing through the Federal Reserve at face value? Is this how they support their loyal customers in the wake of recent fiasco with the UHR? Even the 2003 – 2006 nickel rolls they offered were $4.00 face for $8.95, so why the huge increase?

angry mint customer
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angry mint customer

What happened to the 90% copper special edition rolls? and why are these rolls so freaking expensive. The mint is just plain ripping people off

Professional Numismatists Guild
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The Mint is releasing the 95% copper versions later in the year. Apparantly inside the annual coin set(s).

CoinQueen
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Why is it not ok for the mint to sell their products and make some money, but it is ok for mint customers to buy them and make triple amounts of money on them. dah

Bob
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“Why is it not ok for the mint to sell their products and make some money, but it is ok for mint customers to buy them and make triple amounts of money on them. dah”

Because the Mint is not a private business, it’s a government owned and operated. Some of us still pay taxes for these services. If a fool wants to pay more on e-bay, instead of buying direct, that sounds like their problem. These same cents go to the Federal Reserve at face value, nothing special done to them other than a paper wrapper. I Don’t mind them covering their costs, but $1 for $8.9 for us and $1 for $1 for the banks, for the same thing! Must be the new math. dah

CoinQueen
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You still did not answer my question about people making triple the money when they sell their coins they have bought from the mint. Look at the Ultra High Double Eagles. No one should have them but the customers of the mint but there is HSN selling them for $2,999.99 and then lying that the mint is not making them anymore. Or it takes to long to get them. I could wait 2 months before I would spend an additional $1,800. Have you ever sold coins for more than you paid for them at the mint? Look around you its the American way. Everyone is making something off of somebody. Like I said don’t buy from them buy from the dealers. Then you won’t have anything to bitch at. I am sure they would not miss you. Who do you think get the money that is made by the mint… Read more »
Bob
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There is no control over what “people” are willing to pay or accept payment for. There are coins out there that can be had for less than what the Mint sold them for (the 1982 Washington Commem half, comes to mind, and they were not for circulation). When the billions of 2000 circulated cents, like the ones the mint is selling, make there way to the streets, the people that bought them for $8.95 (or higher somewhere else) will either hold them, or sell them at a loss. I have no problem with collectors that want them, just for their collection. I have no problem with the flippers that sell them for much more than they will be worth generations from now. I don’t even have a problem with the people that buy them third-party because they foolishly believe they have something valuable. I DO have a problem with the… Read more »