His gifts? They’re already in the works – hundreds of millions in new cents and up to 500,000 commemorative silver dollars.
Similar to the state commemorative quarters and Presidential $1 Coins, the Lincoln cent is getting a redesign.
Four cents – each with a different theme and release date – will start flowing into your pocket change in early 2009.
The new commemorative silver dollars are being designed for coin collectors, which happens to be many in the public these days. Those will be minted in 2009 as well.
Why wait until 2009? That’s the 200th anniversary year, the Bicentennial, of Lincoln’s birth.
Lincoln Coin Designs to be Reviewed by Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Proposed cent redesigns have already been made and voted upon. Now it’s time for the silver dollar designs to get a thumbs up or down.
In that meeting they’ll follow the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act in reviewing the proposed silver coin designs and then make their recommendations.
If you’re in the neighborhood, you can attend. The Lincoln coin designs are to be reviewed November 13 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The location:
United States Mint
801 9th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20220
If you plan on participating in the meeting, it’s advised to call 202-354-7502 for updated information on meeting time and location.