Rolls of the First Redesigned Lincoln One-Cent Coin Available March 13
WASHINGTON - At noon Eastern Time (ET) on March 13, 2009, the United
States Mint will offer rolls of one-cent coins bearing the first of four
new reverse designs struck in honor of the bicentennial of President
Abraham Lincoln's birth. The historic Lincoln Cent Birthplace Two-Roll
Set-available for a limited time only is priced at $8.95.
The two-roll set contains one roll each of 50 coins, one produced at the
United States Mint at Philadelphia and one 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 that displays the mint of origin, the
year and the face value of the contents.
The reverse design (tails side) of the new one-cent coin features a log
cabin representing Lincoln's humble beginnings in Kentucky.
Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS
UNUM, ONE CENT and 1809. The reverse was designed by United States Mint
Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Richard Masters and executed
by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.
The obverse (heads side) will continue to bear renowned sculptor Victor
David Brenner's familiar likeness of President Abraham Lincoln currently
on the one-cent coin.
Customers can purchase the Lincoln Cent Birthplace Two-Roll Set at the
United States Mint's secure Web site, www.usmint.gov. Telephone orders
will be accepted at the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-321-MINT
(6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment can
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.
One-cent coins bearing designs representing Lincoln's formative years in
Illinois, his professional life in Illinois and his presidency in
Washington D.C. will be released later this year.
Contact: Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468) or http://www.usmint.gov