Lincoln Cent, Commemorative (2009)

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Authorized by Public Law 109-145, a series of four new Lincoln pennies will be created to commermorate the 200th year anniversary of his birth and the 100th anniversary of the first Lincoln cent. The four designs to be featured on the reverse of the Lincoln pennies represent four major aspects of President Lincoln's life: his birth and childhood in Kentucky, his formative years in Indiana, his professional life in Illinois and his Presidency in Washington, D.C. The inscriptions on the reverse of the coins will be "United States of America," "E Pluribus Unum" and "One Cent." The obverse (heads side) of the one-cent coins will continue to bear Victor David Brenner's likeness of President Lincoln, introduced in 1909, and the motto "In God We Trust." From 2010 and beyond, the reverse of the penny will feature a design emblematic of President Lincoln's preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country. This design has not yet been chosen.

A Lincoln commemorative silver dollar, authorized by Public Law 109-285, also will be released in 2009.

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U.S. Mint Offerings

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  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Set $8.95
  • Collecting America's Coins: Beginner Basics $11.95
  • United States Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set $52.95
  • United States Mint 2009 Proof Set $29.95
  • 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set $
  • United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set $

Lincoln Cent, Commemorative (2009)

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