Announced and implemented on Wednesday, June 24, the US Mint is offering the remaining two designs of the 2009 Lincoln Cents as part of its' Online Subscription Program. This change in policy will allow collectors to pre-order the remaining designs before their initial launch date.
The third design, Professional Life Cent , is slated to be released on August 13th while the fourth, Presidency in DC Cent is due out in November. Taking a subscription will guarantee that the purchaser receives the final two versions of the 2009 Lincoln cents, up to the maximum limit of 5 sets per design.
Each set consists of a 50 coin roll from the mint at Philadelphia as well as a 50 coin roll from the mint at Denver. The rolls have a special paper wrap which shows the mint of origin, the year and the face value of the contents.
Taking part in the subscription program will insure collectors of their quota without the fear of them being sold out. The first design, Birthplace Cent, sold out from the US Mint in only two weeks. The subscription should also eliminate the hassles of trying to order the sets on the official day of release, such as the long waits many experienced on the mint's website when ordering the Formative Years Cent in May.
Unfortunately for many, the Mint states that previous releases will not be included as part of the subscription program.
Each set sells for $8.95 plus shipping. To place an order for the subscription program or to find out more information, go the the US Mint Subscription web page.