2009 Lincoln Cent Designs Unveiled

Today the United States Mint unveiled the reverse designs for the much anticipated 2009 Lincoln Cents.

The year 2009 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Cent and the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

The four rotating reverse designs will be released approximately every 3 months during 2009. The first design will enter circulation on February 12, 2009. The four designs represent the four major stages of Lincoln’s life.

  • Birth in Kentucky (1809-1816)
  • Formative Years in Indiana (1816-1830)
  • Professional Life in Illinois (1830-1861)
  • Presidency in Washington, D.C. (1861-1865)

The obverse of the coin will continue to bear the likeness of President Lincoln designed by Victor D. Brenner. This design has been used uninterrupted since 1909. The reverse design of the coin was modified in 1959 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.

The four newly unveiled reverse designs appear below:


2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse #1
Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky


2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse #2
Formative Years in Indiana


2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse #3
Professional Life in Illinois


2009 Lincoln Cent Reverse #4
Presidency in DC

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  1. Dan T says

    Does anyone know the official release date of the 2009 Penny? When can we buy it or pre-order it online from usmint.gov?

  2. Michael says

    The first design will be released on February 12, 2009, which is the 200th Anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.

    No word yet on 2009 Lincoln Cent US Mint products.

  3. Harry Rasmussen says

    I feel left out in the cold! Why in the world are a few select people able to get the new Lincoln Cent rolls and sell them on auctions at such high prices when the general public can’t get the coins? This is really a bad thing that has happened to the general public, when the only way to get the roll of new Lincoln Cents is to buy them on ebay for $40 to $60 a roll. Why are these coins not available to the rest of the country? This is just not fair to all the other states in the Union.

  4. Harry says

    WHY WAS THIS COIN NOT RELEASED TO THE WHOULE COUNTRY? WHY DID ONLY A FEW PEOPLE GET THE CHANCE TO RECEIVE THIS COIN BY THE ROLL/BOX AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HAS TO BUY THEM ON EBAY TO GET THEM AND PAY $40 TO $60 FOR A 50 CENT ROLL OF PENNYS. THIS WAS ONLY GOOD FOR THE FEW PEOPLE WHO COULD GET THE COINS, NOW THE REST OF US HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE IF THE PRICE WILL COME DOWN. HOPEFULLY YOU RELEASE THE COIN TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY SOON. THIS WAS A MAJOR RIP OFF TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

  5. Anonymous says

    I have read all the Blogs and all I seem to hear is complaining. The Mint is releasing The New Lincoln Cents and The Ceremony is open to the public. If you go to the event, you too can get these coins at face value.
    If you had any idea how much work it is to have a seller account on eBay or to have to pay the fees accociated with selling coins, You too would try to get as much as one can. These coins are going to be a collectors piece and I want to be a part of it.
    These coins will sellout as soon as they get listed for sale at the U.S. Mint. I’ll make sure I have my sets for sale on eBay.

  6. JoeSmoe says

    What happened to the minting of lincoln cents with Victor Brenner’s original relief and Design? I thought that was part in legislation for 2009 lincoln cent. Nobody’s talking about that proposal and is concernced about aquiring low quality over-priced, over-minted low relief cents. Who cares. you’ll get them when you get them. Don’t hand your money over to dealers. There will be plenty to go around forever, especially in MS69 and MS70. Save your money for a real rare coin.

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