The US Mint will stop selling 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial cents and three 2009 annual sets containing the cents on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Professional Life and Presidency Two-Roll Sets as well as the 2009 dated Mint Proof Set, Silver Proof Set, and Mint Uncirculated Set will become history.
Last minute orders may be placed at the Mint’s web site, www.usmint.gov or toll-free phone number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
As of June 6, the Professional Life Two-Roll Set reached 291,534, and the Presidency Two-Roll Set made it to 259,941. They launched on August 13, 2009 and November 12, 2009, respectively. The "no longer available" Birthplace and Formative Years Two-Roll Sets ended with respective sales of 96,000 and 300,000. Each set includes two rolls of 50 cents: one from Denver and the other from Philadelphia. Each Two-Roll Set is priced at $8.95.
Collectors scooped up 1,475,264 of the 2009 Mint Proof Set. It went on sale June 1, 2009 and contains 18 clad coins from the San Francisco Mint. Each coin is struck in proof quality, and the four pennies are made of 95 percent copper, 3 percent zinc and 2 percent tin. The set goes for $29.95.
The 2009 Silver Proof Set has sold 690,822. It launched on July 17, 2009 and includes 18 coins, but nine of them are made of 90 percent silver. They are the Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Kennedy Half Dollar, and the six 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territory Quarters. All of the coins are minted in San Francisco. The price for the set is $52.95.
Finally, the Mint has sold 771,204 of the 2009 Mint Uncirculated Set. It was released on October 1, 2009. Of all the sets with the 2009 Lincoln cents, it is the largest because it includes 36 coins. 18 are from Denver and the others are from Philadelphia. The composition of the four pennies are also 95 percent copper, 3 percent zinc and 2 percent tin. The price is $27.95.