2009 Lincoln Cent Sales Figures: Rail Splitter Rolls Return

by 2009 Lincoln Pennies Staff on August 27, 2009

in 2009 Cent Sales,2009 Lincoln Penny Rolls,Lincoln Bicentennial Coins

Lincoln Cent SalesIn a surprise move, the US Mint placed two-roll sets of the Lincoln Rail Splitter cents back on sale. The Mint had pulled the rolls right before the third redesigned Lincoln Professional Life Cent launched.

At the time sales were stopped, the two-roll sets had reached 300,246. A week later the numbers were revised down to 300,000, leading many to think future sales of the third and fourth penny roll set would have the same limit. Then, as of Sunday, Aug. 23, the sales figures were again trimmed to 296,000, and the rolls later went back on sale.

The news this week that will most affect sales going forward, however, is the launch of Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Proof Set. As in the other proof sets issued this year, the pennies within are struck in the same bronze composition (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc) as the very first 1909 Lincoln cent.

But at a price point of just $7.95 each, the sets should fly off US Mint store shelves and perhaps eventually exceed the already high numbers of the other sets. Time will tell, obviously. Next week's report will be extremely interesting.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include 2009 Lincoln Cents:

Product Coin Sales Figures: 2009 Lincoln Cents

New Sales
Unit Change
Lincoln Cent Proof Set - - - - Sales Began Aug. 26
Log Cabin Two-Roll Set 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%
Rail Splitter Two Roll Set 300,000 296,000 (4,000) -1.3%
Professional Life Two Roll Set 152,146 177,045 24,899 16.4%
2009 US Mint Proof Set 956,581 975,647 19,066 2.0%  
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 423,732 441,577 17,845 4.2%  


*NLA - No Longer Available
Coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of August 23

The latest and historical figures may always be found through 2009 Cent Sales.

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