More Ways to Get New Lincolns
By David C. Harper
Buying the second
Lincoln cent design of 2009
for face value just got a little bit easier for
collectors who live in and around Washington,
In addition to the May 14 public exchange
scheduled for the Lincoln Amphitheatre in
Lincoln City, Ind., following the formal debut
ceremony of the Formative Years design that
shows Lincoln as a rail splitter, the U.S. Mint
will offer rolls of the new cent for face value
at Union Station and at its headquarters sales
counters in Washington, D.C., and also on
Capitol Hill in the Rayburn Building.
There is a limit to the number of coins that can
be obtained. It is a minimum exchange of two
rolls of 50 coins and a maximum exchange of six
Hours for the Union Station and Mint
Headquarters exchange are 10 a.m. Eastern
Daylight Time until 4 p.m.
Mint headquarters is at 801 9th Street, N.W. and
the sales counter is in the lobby.
The Rayburn Building exchange will occur the
next day on May 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
The exchange in Indiana will begin after the
ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Central Daylight Time and will continue until
Freedom Bank exhausts its supply of coins or the
public present has obtained all they desire.
The Mint reserves the right to change the
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