2009 Lincoln Proof Cent Products

by CoinNews.net on August 26, 2009 · 0 comments

2009 Lincoln Proof CentsThe US Mint in a typical year offers Lincoln proof cents in two coin products. 2009, however, is far from a typical year for the penny given it is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent itself.

Not only are there four new one-cent reverse designs this year to celebrate the historical occasions, but there are four different 2009 proof set products that the US Mint has produced for coin collectors.

The proof sets offer varying coin denominations within each, and the included cents are special not just for their four designs but for their unique composition. Unlike the circulating varieties, each proof penny is struck from the same metals as the original 1909 Lincoln bronze cent — 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc.

So which proof set should set a collector buy? Based on US Mint sales figures for those that have already been released, many are buying them all. For clarity, here is a breakout showing the difference between each, the latest sales figures, and links for more information:

United States Mint 2009 Proof Set®

Description 18-coin clad proof set US Mint 2009 Proof Set
Launch Date June 1
US Mint Price: $29.95
US Mint Sales* 975,647
CoinNews Information US Mint 2009 Proof Set
US Mint Information United States Mint 2009 Proof Set®

 

United States Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set™

Description 18-coin silver proof set 2009 Silver Proof Set
Launch Date July 17
US Mint Price: $52.95
US Mint Sales* 441,577
CoinNews Information US Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set
US Mint Information United States Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set™

 

2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Proof Set

Description 4 Lincoln cent proofs 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Proof Set
Launch Date August 26
US Mint Price: $7.95
US Mint Sales
CoinNews Information 2009 Lincoln Cent Proof Set
US Mint Information 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Proof Set

 

United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set

Description Proof of Lincoln Silver Dollar and four Lincoln cents
Launch Date October

 

*Sales figures have an "as of" date of Aug. 23.

More information about the Lincoln cents may also be read via the following links: Lincoln 2009 pennies and Lincoln Cents.

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