Lincolns from Old Capitol
By Numismatic News
Pat Quinn is expected to join Mint Director Ed
Moy Aug. 13 to officially unveil the third 2009
Lincoln cent design in a special ceremony at the
Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
Specific details were not yet available at press
The design of the Professional Life cent shows
Lincoln in a formal speech-making pose at the
Collectors will be given the opportunity to
purchase at face value rolls of the new cents
provided by Chase Bank.
This coin exchange will occur following the
ceremony after any schoolchildren in attendance
have been given their free individual coins.
Collectors who are not in attendance will have
the opportunity to buy two-roll sets of the new
cents for $8.95 plus a $4.95 per order handling
charge at the Mint Web site at www.usmint.gov.
Orders will also be taken by telephone at (800)
USA-MINT. The set features one roll of 50 coins
from Denver and one roll from Philadelphia.
Emcee for the Springfield event will be
television's WCIS news anchor Jerry Lambert.
Entertainment is to be provided by the Lincoln
Troubadours. They are known for their Lincoln
The ceremony is slated to begin at 10 a.m.
© 1992-2018 DC2NET™,
Inc. All Rights Reserved