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Lincoln Cent Sales 2009 Lincoln products received lots of attention last week. The Oct. 15 release of the Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set no doubt is mostly responsible, since all 50,000 sets sold out in under 30 hours.

The Lincoln Cent Proof Sets must've been riding on the Chronicles Set coattails. Almost 11,000 sold in one week, something that hasn't happened to the Cent Proof Set in over a month.

The US Mint Set is still humming strong. 74,474 sold since the last report, and if demand remains strong, then it will easily reach the 500K milestone next week.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles SetAs most expected, the US Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set was highly sought after, just like previous 2009 Lincoln product cent launches caught collector's attention.

Thursday was a busy day for collectors and the Chronicles Set. It went on sale at noon ET and by 5:00 p.m. a total of 29,919 were reportedly purchased. Then, the set's 50,000 limited mintage was sold out in less than 30 hours (by 6:00 p.m. Friday). Collectors are now being asked to join a standby or waiting list in the event a cancellation occurs. [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent Sales The 2009 Mint Set, with eight Lincoln pennies in a copper alloy, is a huge hit with collectors. The US Mint reports 94,165 additional have been ordered since the sales figures were report last week, making 392,007 its total for the first 11 days on the market.

Sales for the Mint Silver Proof Set, however, were trimmed back. 520,059 is the new total, a shortage of 1,001 compared to last week's total of 521,060. The Mint does not provide an explanation as to such declines, although such a number could be attributed to cancellations or returns.

Many collectors are expecting a blockbusting launch for the upcoming Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set. Sales begin tomorrow, noon Eastern Time, and only 50,000 will be available. There's a one per household limit, but that won't deter a quick sellout -- at least that seems to be the thought of many collectors. Time will tell.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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US Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set Featured on Site

by 2009 Lincoln Pennies Staff on October 13, 2009

in Lincoln Bicentennial Coins

Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set Web siteContinuing the tradition of providing Web sites with quality up-to-date information in an easy to understand layout, CoinNews Media Group LLC is happy to announce the introduction of our newest family member, LincolnCoinChroniclesSet.com.

As the name describes, the site is devoted to the new 2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set due to be released from the United States Mint on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Noon (Eastern Time). The coin world has been abuzz with excitement over this release not only because of the pieces it contains, but also the extremely limited mintage. [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesEvery Lincoln product experienced a cheerful improvement compared to last week's sales numbers, and the newly released 2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set started off exceptionally well.

Sales figures show higher than normal demand for the new Uncirculated Set, featuring four redesigned commemorative Lincoln pennies from the Denver and Philadelphia Mints. The set launched Thursday, Oct. 1 for $27.95 each, and a whopping 297,842 sold in the first four days. Last year, when the Mint launched the uncirculated set, it sold 234,762 in the initial four days.

In other numbers, the Lincoln Cent Proof Set regained strength. It increased by 10,630 this week compared to the prior 6,702 and the 8,115 before it. It's total has now reached 138,289.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesAcross the board, sales dipped for the popular Lincoln Cent products, compared to last week's US Mint sales figures. Slower sales at the end of the month, however, is not that unusual for this time of year.

The Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Proof Set didn't do too shabby. It advanced another 6,702, bringing the total sold for its first 32 days to 127,659.

Mint sales are expected to pick back up in October with the release of two new products. The 36-coin 2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set launches tomorrow at noon ET, and it will include the four new Lincoln Cents. On top of that, the US Mint has scheduled the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set release for October 15.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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US Mint 2009 Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set Release Date

by 2009 Lincoln Pennies Staff on September 28, 2009

in Lincoln Bicentennial Coins

2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles SetThe United States Mint on Monday listed the official release date for the 2009 Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set as well as other product information, including price. Major order details follow:

  • Ordering opens October 15, 2009, at 12 noon ET
  • Price is $55.95
  • A one (1) order limit per household is in place
  • A total of 50,000 sets are authorized

The set, which is part of the bicentennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth and legacy, includes each of the four redesigned 2009 cents and a Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar. These five coins, all in proof condition, are encased in a special "slip-covered leather-like" case with a: [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesDemand continues to decline for individual 2009 Lincoln Cent products as the weeks since their launch pass by, but that is pretty much the norm for most US Mint products.

The Illinois Professional Life Roll Sets did top 221K, according to the latest sales stats from the Mint. With the latest increase of 7,603, which is down from the prior 9,643, it looks like it will be many more weeks before the sets reach the 300,000 figure. That is the number the Mint used to end sales of the Rail Splitter two-roll sets.

The darling of the four available US Mint products that include the new pennies is again the 18-coin clad 2009 US Mint Proof Set. New sales were actually better than those from the week before -- 42,077 versus 40,511. That marks the third straight week of improved increases for the sets. The US Mint recently sent out a marketing Fall coin catalog to customers, which is most likely helping sales for these always popular annual sets.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesOf the four available US Mint products that include 2009 Lincoln Cents, the 18-coin clad 2009 US Mint Proof Set provided the most noticeable change within the group. It gained 40,511 over the prior 27,913, making the total purchased at 1,062,519.

The latest sales tallies for the Lincoln Cent Proof Set is 112,842, for an increase of 11,084. The Professional Life two roll set added 9,643, to bring its total to 214,115. Demand was down for both. Last week the two had respective gains of 35,408 and 13,108.

In upcoming US Mint offerings to watch out for, the next round of excitement for the Lincoln pennies will be the 2009 Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® which will go on sale Oct. 1, and the special Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set that is limited to only 50,000. The US Mint has the chronicles set schedule for October, but without an exact date.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent Sales2009 Lincoln Cent sales increased across all but one offering while the proof set containing just the four new pennies surpassed a new milestone.

The loser in the Lincoln product mix, at least from a comparative standpoint, was the Professional Life Two Roll Sets. 13,108 more were purchased from the US Mint, down from the 14,319 reported last week. However, the two-roll sets jumped over 200K to 204,472.

The Lincoln Cent Proof Set is again the leader in the group, increasing by 35,408 and flying over 100K. Between the sets launch on Aug. 26 and through to Sept. 6, which is less than two weeks, a total of 101,758 have been sold.

The following table includes the latest US Mint sales figures for sets and products that include a 2009 Lincoln Cent: [click to continue…]

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