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. [click to continue…]

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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: [click to continue…]

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2009 Lincoln Cent Update, Proof Set Sold Out

by 2009 Lincoln Pennies Staff on December 31, 2009

in 2009 Cent Sales

Lincoln Cent SalesSales for products with 2009 Lincoln Cents were down this week, according to the latest United States Mint sales figures. That's no surprise, because lower sales is typical for most everything from the Mint once the holiday delivery deadline passes.

The most notable news update is that the Lincoln Cent Proof Sets are no longer available from the US Mint. The sets were removed from the Mint web site sometime around Dec. 21. The last total stands at 201,107. 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 Set and US Mint Uncirculated Set.

The last penny product to be offered, the Presidency Two-Roll Set, is still chugging along but may not be able to reach the same sales levels as the Professional Life or Rail Splitter Two-Roll Sets. It is still unknown what its deadline will be. Sometime in 2010, a new reverse will be placed on the Lincoln penny -- a specific date was missing in last week's US Mint 2010 coin schedule debut.

The following table includes the latest sales for sets and products that include the 2009 pennies: [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesThe latest round of US Mint sales figures for products with 2009 Lincoln Cents is 180 degrees opposite of last week's report. All but one product performed better than the prior week.

The Lincoln Proof Set jumped by 7,489, compared to last week's 5,210. It could be holiday gift purchases, or it could be the end of the special commemorative pennies. The Presidency and Professional Two-Roll Sets picked up steam too, climbing 10,928 and 3,331 respectively over the prior 9,268 and 2,803.

The only exception to gains was last week's star. The US Mint's Uncirculated Set, which vaulted 28,613 last week, rose 21,287 this week. That is not a bad number, since it's still higher than mid-November reports.

Since the end of the year is approaching and there are no more 2009 Lincoln Penny products that will be released, future coin sales reports will be updated monthly instead of weekly.

The following table includes the latest sales for sets and products that include the 2009 pennies: [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesAt the moment, it appears that 2009 Lincoln Penny products are being overshadowed by the skyrocketing attention to gold prices and gold coins.

The latest round of US Mint sales figures shows that all Lincoln coins moved slower, with the exception of the US Mint's Uncirculated Set which blasted forward. It jumped by 28,613, making it the best selling week for the set in November. Sales also topped the 600,000 milestone.

The new "Presidency" Two-Roll Set only tacked on 9,268 this round. Numbers were down substantially from last week's 21,109. The "Professional Life" Two-Roll set still has some life, adding 2,803.

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 SalesAs sales for the newest 2009 Lincoln "Presidency" Penny cooled from its launch, the Lincoln "Professional Life" Penny maintained its steam. The "Professional Life" Two-Roll set beat its prior week sales gain for the third time in a row.

According to the latest US Mint sales figures, collectors purchased over 21,000 new "Presidency" Two-Roll Sets in a week's time, compared to the 153,000 that they purchased over the weekend when it launched. Collectors also bought another 4,000 of the "Professional Life" Two-Roll Sets. Last week, they only scooped up about 3,000 of the sets.

The brilliant gem in the group of 2009 Lincoln products this week was the US Mint Proof Set, containing four pennies with the same copper alloy as the original 1909 Lincoln Penny. The Mint Set tacked on another 25,000 in sales, making its total just a little shy of 1.3 million sets 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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Lincoln Cent SalesCollectors jumped at Lincoln products this past week, as all were active in the latest round of US Mint sales figures.

The brand new 2009 Presidency Cent is hot, hot, hot. Even though it was cloudy and rainy in Washington DC for the ceremony, people stood in long lines to get their new pennies. The launch-day stamped rolls have already made their way into the secondary market.

The Mint's sales show that over 153,000 of the Lincoln Presidency Two-Roll Sets have sold between their launch Thursday, November 12 and Sunday, the 15th. Although it's not as impressive as the Lincoln Rail Splitter Cent sales launch, it certainly met expectations and contended with the Professional Life's opening sales.

Speaking of the Professional Life cents, it's two-roll sets didn't do too shabby, increasing another 3,000 by Sunday. It should be interesting to note, the Professional Life Two-Roll sets are still on sale on the Mint's web site, at www.usmint.gov.

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 Presidency CentThe US Mint closed another chapter of numismatic history Thursday (November 12, 2009), with the launch ceremony for the final coin from the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Program.

The 'Presidency' Cent, as it is known, portrays the final stage of the life of Abraham Lincoln. The previous three coins issued in the series honored the other aspects of his life: 'Birthplace,' 'Formative Years' and 'Professional Life.' Each design focused on Lincoln's life at that point and the ceremony for their launches took place where he had been living at the time.

Thursday's ceremony took place on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building, a location that was quite fitting since an unfinished Capitol dome is the featured design on the reverse of the last 2009 cent. The structure was still in an incomplete state when Lincoln arrived in Washington D.C. after being elected as the 16th President of the United States. [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Cent SalesThe fourth and final 2009 re-designed Lincoln penny, known as the Lincoln "Presidency" Cent, will launch tomorrow with significant fanfare. The ceremony will take place at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west side of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. at 10 AM ET. Demand is expected to be high during the penny exchange that will follow the ceremony, and for more details, see Presidency Cent Launch Information.

With the kickoff of the last new design, the Mint will likely stop selling the "Professional Life" uncirculated Two Roll Sets. 245,061 have sold since its release on August 13, making it the second most popular design of the three designs so far this year. One interesting thing to note, the Mint has not posted a deadline on its web site for the "Professional Life" Two Roll Set like it has for several other products that are ending in December.

The most popular product with a Lincoln cent this week was clearly the uncirculated US Mint Set, according to current sales figures. It rose by 27,694, which is higher than last week's gain of 23,469. By this time next week, the set should surpass sales of the US Mint Silver Proof Set. Right now there's only a 18K gap between the two.

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 Sales Lincoln cent product sales were mixed, according to the latest US Mint sales figures. Three of the five available products with Lincoln coins experienced improved sales over the prior week.

The 2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set increased by 23,469, compared to last week's jump of 22,613. Total sales are now over one half a million, and it was released just a little over a month ago. On the other end of the pendulum, the US Mint Proof Set enjoyed a respectable gain of 18,080, but that was down compared to prior 21,826.

Anticipation is growing for the Mint's launch of the Lincoln Presidency Cent in Washington, DC next week. You can read all about the details in the article: Lincoln Presidency Cent Launch Information. With the new release right around the corner, there are likely only days left for the Professional Life Two Roll Set.

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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