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2009 LINCOLN ONE CENT PROOF SET
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2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Proof Set (LN2)



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In 2009, the United States Mint is minting and issuing four new one-cent coins in recognition of the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the first issuance of the Lincoln Cent. The 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Proof Set contains all of the one-cent coins issued in 2009 – Birthplace, Formative Years, Professional Life and Presidency, each with the San Francisco (S) mint mark. These coins have the exact metallic content as contained in the 1909 one-cent coin (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc). The reverses of the Lincoln Cent reflect four different designs, each one representing a different aspect, or theme, of the life of President Lincoln.

The United States Mint will begin shipping this product in late November 2009.

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There is a limit of 5 sets per household.

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United States Mint proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.

These four coins will be struck for a limited time only, making this set not only a great gift but also an enduring reminder of our Nation’s history!

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To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time, August 26, 2009, 12:00 Noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).