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Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set Explored in Site

Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set SiteContinuing the tradition of providing Web sites with quality up-to-date information in an easy to understand layout, CoinNews Media Group LLC is happy to announce the introduction of our newest family member, LincolnCoinChroniclesSet.com.

As the name describes, the site is devoted to the new Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set due to be released from the United States Mint on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Noon (Eastern Time). The coin world has been abuzz with excitement over this release not only because of the pieces it contains, but also the extremely limited mintage. Continue reading

America the Beautiful Quarters and Silver Bullion Coin Programs

Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, the second of 56 sites to be honored in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters(tm) Program beginning in 2010 and ending in 2021.The US Mint made waves Wednesday when it announced two new programs that will begin next year and last until 2021. The program names are on the long side, but certainly descriptive:

  • United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program™

  • United States Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program

For the first program, the Mint will strike circulating quarter-dollars with reverse (tails side) designs emblematic of a national park or other national site in each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

"Since our Nation's founding, our coins have celebrated American ideals such as liberty and justice, our rich history and heritage, and the great Presidents and other leaders who have guided us," Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said in a US Mint announcement.

"I am pleased that these new quarters will now celebrate America the Beautiful, the spectacular natural wonders that are found in our national parks, wildlife refuges and public lands."

The obverse (heads side) of each quarter will depict a restored version of the 1932 portrait of George Washington.

For the second program, the Mint will strike silver bullion coins that are "exact duplicates" of each quarter. These will be twice the size of Peace and Morgan Silver Dollars, with their incredible 3 inch diameter and 5 ounce weight. Continue reading

US Mint Proof Sets with 2009 Lincoln Cents

2009 Lincoln Proof PenniesThe mind can become quite cloudy when thinking about all the available 2009 Lincoln cent products. It's not so difficult to grasp the pennies themselves.

Four will circulate in every day change, with each celebrating the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and designed after a specific aspect of his life:

Three have already been issued, with the final Presidency penny scheduled to launch sometime in November -- likely the 12th.

What many don't realize, however, is that there are non circulation, collector Lincoln proof cents being sold right now by the United States Mint, and in several different types of proof sets -- two have been available for sometime, one set was just recently launched and another is scheduled for release in October. Continue reading

Lincoln Rail Splitter Penny Rolls Available Again

Collectors can once again purchase Lincoln Rail Splitter Penny Rolls from the United States Mint. The two-roll sets were pulled several weeks back by the Mint, and placed in a "sold out" status.

Lincoln Cent Formative Years

2009 Lincoln Rail Splitter Cent

However, the rolls are now back again and at the same $8.95 price. These sets consist of one roll of 50 coins from the Mint in Philadelphia and one roll of 50 coins from the Mint in Denver.

The pennies within the set are formerly named the Lincoln Formative Years Cents, although many simply refer to them as the 'Rail Splitters' due to their design. Continue reading

Lincoln Professional Life Circulating Pennies

The third of four 2009 Lincoln cents will launch into public circulation Thursday, August 13. The penny ceremony in Springfield, Illinois may be one one of the biggest, if not largest, US Mint events of the year.

Lincoln Cent Professional Life

2009 Lincoln Professional Life Penny

US Mint Directory Ed Moy and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn are expected to lead the ceremony, which will officially introduce the 2009 Lincoln Professional Life Cent. The design features an image of Abraham Lincoln standing in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, which is were the ceremony will occur at 10 a.m.

Lucky children in attendance will receive a free new penny. And adults can exchange dollar bills for up to six rolls of the new coins. But what about those who can not make it to Springfield? Continue reading

2009 Quarters First Day Coin Covers

The United States Mint on Tuesday reached a halfway point with three of six products launched that include 2009 quarters within First Day Coin Covers.

2009 First Day Coin Covers: DC, Puerto Rico and Guam Quarters

Each cover contains two commemorative quarters struck on the first day a new design was minted -- one from Denver and the other from Philadelphia. The quarters are housed within an attractive display card, which also has an affixed postage stamp with a postmark denoting the date a quarter design was released into circulation. A coin cover is limited to 25,000 and is listed for a price of $14.95. Continue reading

US 2009 Silver Proof Set Available

2009 US Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set™ has launched, released by the Mint on Friday, July 17. The set contains collector versions of each circulating coin for 2009 at an issue price of $52.95.

Like the annual 2009 Proof Set released in June, each coin is struck in proof condition, which the Mint describes as "extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background."

Additionally, the bicentennial 2009 Lincoln pennies are composed of the same metal of the original issued 1909 penny -- 5% copper, 3% zinc and 2% tin. Continue reading

John Tyler $1 and Letitia Tyler Medal Launched in Set

John Tyler $1 and Letitia Tyler MedalThe United States Mint made available on Tuesday the newest edition of its combo $1 coin and medal set, the 2009 US Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – John Tyler – Letitia Tyler.

A long product name for sure, but that's the US Mint description, not ours. In short, for the price of $8.95, collectors can buy a handsomely packaged card that includes:

Orders may be placed directly on Continue reading

US Mint Coin Sales to June 2009

American Eagle Gold Bullion CoinThe US Mint has released the latest coin sales through to June. The tables below show several of the popular coins and sets with their total performance results as of July 5.

Demand for 1 oz silver and gold bullion coins are exceptionally high this year, so we will start with those numbers:

2009 Bullion Coin Sales
Gold Eagle Coins 670,500
Silver Eagle Coins 13,824,500

 

2.2M Silver Eagle Bullion Coins were sold in June alone, making it the third best month of the year for the eagles. The coins are on an annualized pace to shatter last year's record of more than 20.5 million sold. The gold eagles are looking to have one of their best years as well. 2009 could potentially rank anywhere from 1-3 in terms of best year. And that goes back to the start of the series in 1986. Continue reading