Collectors can look forward this year to a total of three special edition Lincoln cents from the U.S. Mint facility at West Point.
Sharing the West Point Mint’s "W" mint mark but with varying finishes, each of the cents are packaged and marketed separately as premium pieces included when buying three annual sets.
The West Point Mint struck Lincoln cents for release into general circulation during the 70’s and 80’s but those coins never carried mint marks. The special edition cents are the first with "W" mint marks. They also mark firsts as numismatic issues with collector coin finishes.
A premium West Point cent is included as a free item with each one of the following sets ordered:
- 2019 Proof Set (19RG) — includes a proof 2019-W Lincoln cent
- 2019 Silver Proof Set (19RH) — includes a reverse proof 2019-W Lincoln cent
- 2019 Uncirculated Mint Set (19RJ) — includes an uncirculated 2019-W Lincoln cent
This year’s annual Proof Set already launched. Released March 1 for $27.95, the set and cent combo realized three-day starting sales of 196,034.
This year’s annual Silver Proof Set becomes available on April 17 for $54.95.
The 2019 Uncirculated Mint set has a release date of May 14. Its price is not yet available.