United States Commemorative Gallery Abraham Lincoln Prestigious Collection $1 1C.


United States Commemorative Gallery Abraham Lincoln Prestigious Collection $1 1C.

Beautiful Leather Attaché style folder houses a comprehensive collection of Abraham Lincoln coins issued between 2009 and 2010 by both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. 
Coins included are:
2009 P&D Lincoln One Cent “Birthplace”,
2009 P&D Lincoln One Cent “Formative Years”,
2009 P&D Lincoln One Cent “Professional Life”,
2009 P&D Lincoln One Cent “Presidency”,
2010 P&D Lincoln One Cent “Union Shield”,
2010 P&D Lincoln Presidential Golden Dollars.

Between 2009 and 2010, the United States Mint released a series of four one-cent coins to honor the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent. This series is commonly known as the “Lincoln Bicentennial Cent” series. Each coin in this series represents a different stage of Lincoln’s life. Here are the key facts:

  1. Four Different Designs:
    • The series featured four different reverse (back) designs, each representing a different period in Abraham Lincoln’s life: Birth and Early Childhood, Formative Years, Professional Life, and Presidency.
  2. Release Schedule:
    • The coins were released in the following order: Birth and Early Childhood in 2009, Formative Years in 2009, Professional Life in 2010, and Presidency in 2010.
  3. Designer:
    • The designs were created by different artists:
      • Birth and Early Childhood: Designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Jim Licaretz.
      • Formative Years: Designed and sculpted by Charles Vickers.
      • Professional Life: Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart.
      • Presidency: Designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
  4. Edge Lettering:
    • Each coin in the series has the words “E Pluribus Unum,” the mint mark, and the date of issue on the edge of the coin, rather than on the face.
  5. Mint Marks:
    • Coins were produced at both the Philadelphia Mint and the Denver Mint. The mint marks (P for Philadelphia and D for Denver) can be found on the obverse (front) of the coins, to the right of Lincoln’s bust.
  6. Composition:
    • The composition of these coins is primarily copper-plated zinc, with a small percentage of tin.
  7. Collector Interest:
    • The Lincoln Bicentennial Cent series generated significant interest among coin collectors and enthusiasts, and many people sought to collect all four designs.
  8. Issuance of Sets:
    • In addition to circulating versions, the U.S. Mint also issued proof sets, uncirculated sets, and other numismatic products featuring these designs.
  9. Legacy:
    • The Lincoln Bicentennial Cent series is considered a noteworthy and well-received numismatic tribute to one of America’s most revered presidents.

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