The first 2009 Lincoln cent launch and the remaining three penny designs were captured today by a 49 second video clip from the Associated Press.
The new cents commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, which is today, and the 100th anniversary of the first issued 1909 Lincoln cent.
The embedded video provides a detailed 3D-view of each coin, offering an unparalleled perspective.
For more information on the new cents that bear the first redesigns in 50 years, and details about the collector 95 percent copper versions the US Mint will strike, follow First Redesigned Lincoln Cent Launched.
In addition to new circulating cents, the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act also authorizes up to 500,000 commemorative silver dollars. Proof and uncirculated coins launch at 12:00 noon ET.
For more information on these silver coins, follow Lincoln Dollar Images, or the more detailed article: 2009 Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollars.
To visit the Mint’s online store to order the commemorative silver coins, follow these proof and uncirculated links.
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