2009 Lincoln Sales, March Update

by 2009 Lincoln Pennies Staff on March 5, 2010

in 2009 Cent Sales

Lincoln Cent SalesA demand still exists for historical 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cents. Five out of the original nine products are still available. As a group, last week's sales picked up another 13,432 according to the latest United States Mint sales figures.

The five remaining products include the Professional and Presidency Two-Roll Sets, the Mint Proof Set, Silver Proof Set, and Mint Uncirculated Set. The Mint Uncirculated Set consistently sells the most each week.

The four redesigned pennies made with the same alloy used in the original 1909 penny - 95% copper, 3% zinc and 2% tin - are still available in the US Mint Proof and US Mint Uncirculated Sets.

Those who enjoy finding 2009-dated pennies in circulation will find far fewer than hoped. The cents' final mintage numbers were the lowest in decades. The Mint struck 2.3 billion cents in 2009, compared to 5.4 billion in 2008. (See 2009 Lincoln Penny Mintages.) The last design, the Presidency, was most scarce from the Philadelphia Mint.

The new penny's design, the 2010 Lincoln "Preserve the Union" Cent or Shield Cent for short, launched February 11 in Springfield, Illinois at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

The following table includes the latest sales for sets and products that include the 2009 penny designs:

US Mint Coin Sales Figures: 2009 Lincoln Cents

New Sales
Unit Change
Lincoln Cent Proof Set 200,000 0 0 0.0% NLA*
Log Cabin Two-Roll Set 96,000 0 0 0.0%
Rail Splitter Two Roll Set 300,000 0 0 0.0%
Professional Life Two Roll Set 275,557 277,048 1,491 0.5%
Sales Began Aug. 13
Presidency Two Roll Set 233,375 236,130 2,755 1.2%
Sales Began Nov. 12
2009 US Mint Proof Set 1,443,527 1,446,410 2,883 0.2%  
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 662,198 664,885 2,687 0.4%  
2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set 724,755 728,371 3,616 0.5%

Sales Began Oct. 1

Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set 50,000 0 - -

Final numbers for the Lincoln Cent Proof Sets were adjusted to an even 200,000 for sales figures as of Jan. 10.

*NLA - No Longer Available. Coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of February 28.

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

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