The mintages for the first three designs of the 2009 Lincoln Cent have now been confirmed. The mintage figures for the “Professional Life” design had not yet been previously known.
The table below presents the mintages for circulating 2009 Lincoln Cents by design and mint. (These are circulating quality coins and do not include proof or satin finish coins.)
|2009 Lincoln Cent Mintages|
The US Mint’s output for the 2009 Lincoln Cents has been more variable than other denominations. The combined mintages for the 2009 Quarters and 2009 Presidential Dollars had declined with each subsequent design (with the exception of the Polk Dollar). The 2009 Lincoln Cents had the lowest combined mintage first, followed by an increase, and the latest decrease.
The lowest mintage for an individual coin remains as the 2009-P Birthplace Cent at 284,400,000.
The prices for circulation strike 2009 Lincoln Cents have tapered off since the heights reached earlier this year. Coins are even starting to show up in circulation, as reported by some readers and on other sites. Personally, I am still yet to receive one of the new designs in circulation.
The next 2009 Lincoln Cent featuring the Presidency design is scheduled to be released on November 12, 2009. A launch ceremony is expected to take place in Washington, DC, followed by a coin exchange. Details have not yet been revealed by the US Mint, but I think it would be fitting to have the ceremony take place at the Lincoln Memorial. Once confirmed details on the launch ceremony are available, they will be posted on Mint News Blog.
Note: I will have another post on the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set later today.