Two-roll sets of the Lincoln Cent Birthplace coins are screaming along with collectors ordering 63,772 in under a week.
The rolls of log cabin designed pennies went on sale at the US Mint last Friday, Mar. 13, for the price of $8.95, plus shipping and handling. Although the premiums are not insignificant with each roll from Denver and Philadelphia only having 50 coins, the mark-up does not seem to phase many collectors -- obviously, with such a takeoff in sales.
The rolls are available on the following Mint page:
In related Lincoln coin news, sales of proof and uncirculated Lincoln Bicentennial Coins are still blazing hot. The latest Mint sales figures show 42,866 more Lincoln silver dollars have been purchased in the last several days. The total sold is now at 423,451, with a ceiling of 450,000 available. At some point this year, the Mint will also offer 50,000 within a special Lincoln set it has yet to describe.
Collectors who are interested in the silver dollars should order from the Mint now.