The US Mint today pulled away the drapes and revealed the new 2010 Lincoln Cent reverse design. The 2010 penny is a continuation of sorts of the themed 2009 designs, which reflect four distinct phases of Lincoln's life: his birth in Kentucky, his formative years in Indiana, his professional life in Illinois, and his presidency in Washington, D.C.
The 2010 cent theme is "emblematic of President Lincoln's preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country," and was outlined in authorizing Public Law 109-145.
While this year's cents were issued to celebrate the bicentennial birth of Abraham Lincoln and are minted for 2009 only, next year's penny design has no specific end date. It could be seen by generations yet to come. Congress would have to marshal through new legislation for ANY change to occur.
US Mint Director Ed Moy on Saturday, August 22, unveiled the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Coin designs.
Meant to honor those who were permanently disabled while serving in the United States Military, the coins will have a face value of $1 and contain 90% silver.
The obverse (head side) bears an image of the legs and boots of three disabled veterans. A pair of crutches is visible along with the inscriptions 'THEY STOOD UP FOR US,' 'IN GOD WE TRUST,' '2010' and 'LIBERTY.'
The United States Mint today officially released the design images for new 2009 quarters honoring the District of Columbia and the five United States territories.
With a goal to assist in the selection of the most symbolic quarter design, dozens of quarter finalists were voted on earlier this year by residents in D.C., Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Gov. Benigno R. Fitial revealed the selected Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) quarter design and has forwarded the decision to the United States Mint.
Unlike the quarter selection process for the District of Columbia and other U.S. Territories which involved public voting, the CNMI design was chosen by a three-member commission set up by the governor — attorney Teresa Kim, the governor's special assistant for administration Esther Fleming, and Catherine Perry Anderson.
District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Thursday the winning Washington, D.C. quarter design featuring historical jazz legend, Duke Ellington. The Mayor officially communicated the selection to United States Mint Director Edmund Moy.
On May 23, D.C. residents were given three quarter design concepts and asked to vote for their favorite. Public voting ended Wednesday, June 18. Over the four week voting period, 6,089 District residents cast online, mail or telephone votes. The voting was close across each, but the winning quarter design of Ellington won by 3 percentage points.
Artist renderings of three Virgin Islands commemorative quarter designs have been prepared by the United States Mint and sent back to the Office of the Governor for review. U.S. Virgin Island residents can vote for their favorite design online or by mail-in ballot. Voting ends Friday, June 13.
The winning design will be recommended to the U.S. Mint as the selected commemorative quarter for issuance next year as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.
Artist renderings of three District of Columbia commemorative quarter designs have been prepared by the United States Mint and sent back to D.C. for review. Now the public is being asked to vote for their favorite and help select the final quarter theme.
The winning design will be recommended to the U.S. Mint, and issued next year as part of the District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter Dollar Program.