The United States Mint has provided information for the fourth and final 2009 Lincoln cent release ceremony as well as penny exchange locations. The Lincoln Presidency Cent will launch on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west side of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. The event will begin at 10:00 AM ET.
Following the official ceremony, attendees can exchange money for up to six 50-cent bank-wrapped rolls of the Presidency cents. Additionally, there are two other locations where the public can make cash exchanges for the cents on Nov. 12.
Penny Exchange Locations
There are two coin exchange locations at US Mint sales counters at:
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C., 20002
- United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20220
Each of the Mint locations will offer exchanges from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) or until the penny inventory is exhausted.
Purchasing US Mint Two-roll Penny Sets
Additionally, there are two options to purchase two-roll sets of the coins:
The US mint will offer Lincoln Presidency two-roll sets beginning noon ET at www.usmint.gov, or via their toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT.
A penny subscription program is available right now for those wanting to insure they receive the new coins. Collectors can buy a subscription and the coins will automatically get shipped when available.
Each set contains two rolls of 50-coins -- one roll each from the United State Mints at Philadelphia and Denver -- for $8.95, plus $4.95 shipping and handling. Orders will be limited to five sets per household.
The final penny design represents Lincoln's Presidency in Washington, DC from 1861 to 1865. It was designed designed by United States Mint AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.