2009 Rail Splitter Lincoln Cent

The 2009 Rail Splitter Penny is about to be released. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the United States Mint is producing four different reverse designs for the 2009 Lincoln Penny.

Rail Splitter PennyThe first design was released on February 12, 2009 and featured a log cabin. This reprented the birth and early childhood of Lincoln. This second design pictured above represents his formative years. A young Abraham Lincoln is shown taking a break from splitting rails to read a book. This design was created by Charles Vickers.

The release date for the Rail Splitter Lincoln Cent will be May 14, 2009. There is an official lanucn ceremony planned in Lincoln City, Indiana. People who attend the ceremony will have the opportunity to exchange bills for coins. The US Mint will also sell a two roll set of the new coins on the same day.

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