The United States Mint on Tuesday officially announced the release date for two-roll sets of the newly designed Lincoln Cent Formative Years -- the second of four pennies to launch in 2009.
The set is priced at $8.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling, and will be available at noon ET on Thursday, May 14. There is an order limit of five sets per household.
Like the Lincoln Log Cabin rolls released March 13, the latest offering will includes a roll of 50 coins from Denver with the "D" mintmark and another roll from Philadelphia, where the coins do not carry mintmarks.
The first redesigned 2009 Lincoln Cent will be released in a two-roll set on Friday, March 13, the United States Mint said in a press release Monday.
Coin collectors (and the public enlarge) will be able to buy the first of the four new 2009 Lincoln Pennies -- all of which celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth and the 100 anniversary of the cent -- for $8.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling.
The set includes a roll of 50 coins from Denver with the "D" mintmark and another roll from Philadelphia with the "P" mintmark.
Up until today, the Mint had not publicly indicated that 2009 Lincoln rolls would be offered. However, the difficulty in finding the new pennies at banks or in circulation led many collectors to assume such an offering would eventually come.
Coinworks has just sold the Proof 1923 Halfpenny for a world record price of $500,000. The only proof example of Australia's rarest halfpenny available to collectors, the iconic copper was quickly snapped up by a prominent Sydney family.
The family's story is not merely one of Australian history, but how a passion for collecting can comfortably co-exist with informed investment.
One member of the family spearheads the interest in rare coins, that interest commencing at the age of seven when the grandmother died, leaving a small tin of sovereigns. The grandmother's gift seeded a collecting spirit that endures to this day; the sovereigns still part of the family's holding.
The first 2009 Lincoln cent launch and the remaining three penny designs were captured today by a 49 second video...