The US Mint has released the product details for the 2010 “Preservation of the Union” Lincoln Cent Two Roll Set. The product had previously been announced, but pricing and ordering information were not available until today.
Each 2010 Lincoln Cent Two Roll Set will include one 50-coin roll from the Philadelphia Mint and one 50-coin roll from the Denver Mint of the newly designed Lincoln Cents. The rolls will be packaged in special paper wrappers depicting the new Union Shield design and indicating the mint of origin and face value of the contents.
The two roll sets will go on sale April 8, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET, priced at $8.95 each. There are no household ordering limits indicated.
The product release comes nearly two months after the official launch ceremony for the 2010 Lincoln Cent, which took place on February 11, 2010. It’s also almost three months since the first 2010 Lincoln Cents entered the channels of circulation (in Puerto Rico) in mid-January 2010. In some ways, it seems like the US Mint has missed the boat with this offering, with the initial excitement and roll prices having already peaked and subsided.
Last year, the US Mint had offered two roll sets for each of the four different 2009 Lincoln Cent designs. The sets for the “Birthplace” design had sold out after two weeks and sales of 96,000 sets. The “Formative Years” design sold out after three months and sales of 300,000 sets. The “Professional Life” and “Presidency” designs remain available and have sold 280,667 and 243,815 sets, respectively.
The 2009 Lincoln Cent Two Roll Sets were each initially offered with an ordering limit of five sets per household. The ordering limit has been removed for the remaining available “Professional Life” and “Presidency” sets.
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