2009 Presidency Lincoln Cent Released Tomorrow

The fourth and final 2009 Lincoln Cent design will be released by the United States Mint tomorrow. This will conclude the four different designs issued to celebrate Lincoln’s bicentennial. The first three designs represented his birthplace and childhood, formative years, and professional life. The latest design represents his Presidency in Washington DC.

Presidency Penny

The fourth design features a view of the half completed United States Capitol building. It is meant to symbolize a nation torn apart by civil war and Lincoln’s resolve in guiding the country through it. This was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Josephn F. Menna.

To mark the event, the US Mint will hold an official launch ceremony at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial followed by a coin exchange. They will also use the event to announce the design for the upcoming 2010 Lincoln Cent, which will represent Lincoln’s preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country.

The same day, the US Mint will also offer the two roll set for the Presidency design. This set will feature one 50-coin roll from the Philadlephia Mint and one 50-coin roll from the Denver Mint. These will be in custom design wrappers and available for sale at $8.95.


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