Second 2009 Lincoln Cent Rolls May 14
by U.S. Mint
Eastern Time (ET) on May 14, 2009, the United
States Mint will offer two-roll sets of one-cent
coins bearing the second new reverse design
struck in honor of the bicentennial of President
Abraham Lincoln's birth. The historic Lincoln
Cent "Formative Years" Two-Roll Set is available
for a limited time only and is priced at $8.95
per two-roll set.
The Lincoln Cent "Formative Years" Two-Roll Set
contains one roll each of 50 coins, one roll
produced at the United States Mint at
Philadelphia and one roll produced at the United
States Mint at Denver. Each roll of coins in the
two-roll set is packaged in specially designed
paper coin wrap displaying the mint of origin,
the year and the face value of its contents.
The reverse (tails side) of the second
redesigned one-cent coin, scheduled to be
released into circulation on May 14, depicts a
young Abraham Lincoln educating himself while
taking a break from working as a rail splitter
in Indiana. Inscriptions on the reverse are
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and
ONE CENT. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver
Charles Vickers designed and sculpted the coin's
The obverse (heads side) of each of the four
redesigned 2009 one-cent coins continues to bear
renowned sculptor Victor David Brenner's
familiar likeness of Lincoln.
Customers may order the Lincoln Cent "Formative
Years" Two-Roll Set at the United States Mint's
secure Web site, www.usmint.gov, or at its
toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY
equipment may place their orders at
1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling
fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all
domestic orders. There is an order limit of five
sets per household.
One-cent coins bearing designs that represent
Lincoln's professional life in Illinois and his
presidency in Washington, D.C. will be released
later this year. One-cent coins bearing a log
cabin design emblematic of his birth and early
childhood were released into circulation on
February 12, the bicentennial anniversary of
Lincoln's birth, in Hodgenville, Kentucky.