Coinciding with the next penny launch in Springfield, Illinois on August 13th, 2009, penny rolls of the third Lincoln coin in the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program will be available for purchase directly from the US Mint.
This design features an image of Abraham Lincoln standing in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, and is known as the Lincoln "Professional Life in Illinois" cent.
This design follows the 'Birthplace' and 'Formative Years' coins, which were both issued earlier in 2009 to high demand. The 'Presidency' cent will close out the series later on this year.
Available at noon Eastern Time on the 13th, the Mint will be offering two-roll sets of the new design. Each set will consist of one roll of 50 coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and one roll of 50 coins from the United States Mint at Denver. As normal for the mints, the Philadelphia strikes will have no mintmark, while the Denver strikes will contain the 'D' mintmark.
The rolls are encased with special wrapper displaying the mint of origin, the year and the face value of the contents.
Each set will sell for $8.95 with a $4.95 shipping and handling charge added to each order. A limit of 5 sets per household will be adhered to.
Those wanting to insure they receive both the 'Professional Life' coin and the 'Presidency' coin later this year are able to enroll now in the Mint's special subscription program for cents, and will able to avoid the rush of ordering the third design on the 13th. The coins will ship when released.
For more information or to order, go to the Mint's website, www.usmint.gov. Orders may also be placed over the phone by calling the Mint's toll-free number at 1-800-USA-MINT.