2009 Lincoln Penny Release Dates

The four redesigned 2009 Lincoln Pennies are issued separately by the United States Mint and placed into circulation in equal intervals throughout the year.

It is worth noting that US Mint also strikes extremely popular Lincoln cents and bicentennial dollars for coin collectors. As an example, Lincoln Silver Dollars were launched earlier in the year. 450,000 of them sold out within a few short months. A proof silver dollar will still be available within the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set scheduled for release this Fall.

Generally speaking, modern collector coins are worth more than circulation versions found in pocket change as fewer are minted and they are in better conditions.

Here are release schedules for all US Mint 2009 Lincoln Coins and sets:

2009 Lincoln Cents   Release Dates
Birth and Childhood in Kentucky   February 12, 2009
Formative Years in Indiana   May 14, 2009
Professional Life in Illinois   August 13, 2009
Presidency in Washington, DC   November 12, 2009


Lincoln Pennies in Sets   Issue Dates
2009 Proof Set   June 1, 2009
2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Proof Set   August 26, 2009
2009 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set   October 1, 2009
Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set   October
Bicentennial Silver Coins   Issue Date
Lincoln Bicentennial Silver Dollar Coins   February 12, 2009