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United States Mint to Launch 2010 Lincoln One-Cent Coin in Springfield, Illinois

New coin features “Preservation of the Union” Design

The public and media are invited to the official launch ceremony for the Nation's new Lincoln "Preservation of the Union" One-Cent Coin, which features a redesigned reverse that will appear on one-cent coins from this year forward.  The coin's reverse design is emblematic of President Lincoln's preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country.  The event will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Thursday, February 11, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time (CT).  Children 18 years and younger will receive a new 2010 Lincoln "Preservation of the Union" One-Cent Coin to commemorate the event.

WHAT

Presentation of the 2010 Abraham Lincoln "Preservation of the Union" One-Cent Coin and Coin Exchange*
   
WHO

Ed Moy, Director, United States Mint
Jan Grimes, Acting Executive Director, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Elizabeth Wooley, News Anchor/Reporter, WICS TV
Dr. James Cornelius, Curator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

WHEN

Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. (CT)
 
WHERE

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum 
212 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL  62701
  
The United States Mint will hold a Coin Forum on Wednesday evening, February 10, at 6:30 p.m.  The Coin Forum is an opportunity for coin enthusiasts to meet United States Mint Director Moy and ask questions about U.S. coinage.  The event will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (multi-purpose room), 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL, 62701. 

* A minimum purchase of two rolls and maximum of six rolls of coins bearing the new 2010 Lincoln "Preservation of the Union" design will be in effect for the coin exchange.  (Limits are subject to change.) 

For a digital image of the 2010 Lincoln "Preservation of the Union" One-Cent Coin, go to:  http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#2010LincolnPenny

Contact:
Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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