2009 Lincoln Penny and Coin Designs – Artist Renderings

Long before the United States Mint strikes any coins, it must first design and draw them. The following four 2009 penny image designs were presented to the public by US Mint Director Ed Moy at the Lincoln Memorial during a news conference on September 22, 2008.

2009 Lincoln Penny artist renderings

"This is a momentous occasion in the history of our Nation’s coinage because these designs represent the first change in the Lincoln cent in half a century," said Director Moy when the designs were revealed. 

"These coins are a tribute to one of our greatest Presidents whose legacy has had a lasting impact on our country.  He believed all men were created equal, and his life was a model for accomplishing the American dream through honesty, integrity, loyalty, and a lifetime of education."

Additionally, commemorative 2009 Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar Coin designs were revealed by the Mint on Nov. 19, 2008 during the annual Dedication Day Ceremony at Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

2009 Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar Coin artist renderings

"It is my great honor to represent the United States Mint on the 145th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address," Deputy Director Brunhart said ad the dedication ceremony.  "It is also my great privilege to introduce the designs for the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar to the American people."

See the 2009 Lincoln Pennies home page for information links on each coin or click on the top COINS menu.

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