2009 Lincoln Cents

Today the United States Mint unveiled the designs for the eagerly anticipated 2009 Lincoln Cent.

Next year, Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial will be celebrated with four different reverse designs for the penny that has borne his images for the past 100 years. The first new coin will enter circulation on February 12, 2009.

Each design is meant to represent a different period of Lincoln’s life.

2009 Lincoln Cent Design 1

2009 Lincoln Cent Design – Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky

2009 Lincoln Cent Design 2

2009 Lincoln Cent Design –  Formative Years in Indiana

2009 Lincoln Cent Design 3

2009 Lincoln Cent Design – Professional Life in Illinois

2009 Lincoln Cent Design 4

2009 Lincoln Cent Design – Presidency in Washington, D.C.