US Mint 2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set Launches at Noon ET

by on October 15, 2009 · 13 comments

US Mint Lincoln Coin and ChroniclesAn objective of many coin collectors today will be to fight through the expected wait lines to acquire the US Mint’s 2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set. It launches at noon Eastern Time for the price of $55.95. As the Mint announced in Sept., there is a one order limit per household in affect, with a total of 50,000 available worldwide.

The set offers the final opportunity to purchase an Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar — the same dollar that sold out individually earlier in the year to the tune of 325,000 in under 6 weeks. As we discussed last week, there is excitement in the air for this set, with a few enterprising individuals already offering them for pre-sale on eBay at huge premiums. (See Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Sets on eBay.)

In addition to the silver dollar, the special set also includes:

  • Four 2009-S Lincoln Proof Copper Cents
  • A reproduced Abraham Lincoln photograph
  • A reproduction of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s handwriting
  • A certificate of Authenticity
  • Encasement in a slip-covered leather-like tri-fold case

The four redesigned 2009 Lincoln cents are unlike the circulating varieties in that they are composed of 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin and zinc, the same alloy used to strike the very first 1909 Lincoln penny.

At noon ET, the 2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set may be ordered from the United States Mint Web site at, or directly here.

Orders may also be placed at the toll-free number 1-800- USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

Good luck.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Simon October 15, 2009 at 10:04 am

ugh. Damn site down at 12PM. must be a lot of people trying to buy this set.

Jimmy October 15, 2009 at 10:07 am

It’s not looking good. Site down, switching to the phone! Busy, Busy, Busy.

Simon October 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

Yay, finally purchase my set. All it took was 1 hour and 9 mins 🙂

Don October 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

Finally got mine took about a 1/2 hour started at 11:45 central time

Paul October 15, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Yeah, it was tough…
I finally got through about 1:00. An extra click or two and Checkout showed a quantity of 2. I figured they’d catch that, so I backed it down to 1. Now if they would just bill my credit card for a different item that I ordered 3 days ago. I don’t know what’s up with that order.

Btmidwest October 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Finally, got one!!! started at 11:00am(central) and got it confirmed at 1:02pm!!!

John October 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I got mine ordered in 15 minutes but I was logged into the site an hour before. I got my daughters ordered right after that. Now I can not get back in.

Cheryl October 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Got mine ordered at 12:15, my brother about an hour later…. looks to me there are 9000 sold in that hour based on the order numbers. Now site seemes totally down at 2:20.

Michael October 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I hate to be a party pooper but if you read your confirmation E-mail, I think you got just an order number and may be placed on a waiting list.

Cheryl October 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I got an email at 12:17 with an order number, it does say Qty 1 @ $55.95 – Backordered 10/30/09. Not sure what that means, but to me, it’s an order.

Paul October 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

The web site clearly said that the items will be available to ship on 10/30.

Pat October 15, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Got mine through with online receipt & order number at 12:34. Got confirmation email at 12:41. It was subject “Order Receipt, Order #…..” and blank email body. So seems to me that is a firm order. My son, who got his through @5 min. later had an email at 12:48 with body indicating they received the order but reserve the right to cancel. So sounds like orders totaled the limit sometime during that five-minute period.

Paul October 16, 2009 at 8:00 am

Of course there’s no way to tell for sure, but since they’re still taking orders for the set a day later, they may not have sold out on the first day.

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