WASHINGTON — On November 12, 2009, the United States Mint will release to the Federal Reserve Bank millions of one–cent coins bearing the fourth–and final–new reverse (tails side) design in the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One–Cent Program. The design is emblematic of Lincoln’s presidency in Washington, D.C. For a limited time only, the agency will offer the 2009 Lincoln Cent Two–Roll Set – “Presidency” at its online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on November 12. Orders are limited to five units per household.
Priced at $8.95, the set contains one roll of 50 coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia with no mint mark and one roll of 50 coins from the United States Mint at Denver with the “D” mint mark. Each roll is packaged in specially designed paper coin wrap that displays the mint of origin, the year and the face value of its contents.
The reverse design on the Lincoln “Presidency” one–cent coin depicts a half–finished United States Capitol dome, symbolizing a Nation torn apart by civil war and the resolve Lincoln showed as he guided the country through its gravest crisis. Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE CENT. The reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Sculptor–Engraver Joseph Menna. The coin’s obverse (heads) continues to bear Victor David Brenner’s familiar likeness of Lincoln.
In addition to ordering at the United States Mint online catalog, collectors may also order at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of November 12, 2009, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.