The US Mint has scheduled the official release ceremony for the 2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin for Friday, November 19, 2010. This is one day after the coins will be issued into circulation by the Federal Reserve Banks.
Plans call for the official function, which is open to the public, to be held beginning at 10 AM (Eastern) at President Lincoln's Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln is said to have spent up to 25% of his time as President at the cottage which is located three miles from the White House. There he made many decisions as related to the American Civil War and even drafted the Emancipation Proclamation at the site.
The United States Mint is planning to hold an official launch ceremony and coin exchange for the new 2010 Lincoln Cent this coming Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Springfield, Illinois.
Containing an image of a union shield with a scroll draped across it, the new design will be featured on the one-cent coins for the foreseeable future. The new design comes on the heels of four new cents that were released in 2009 to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, who is featured on the obverse of the cent (and has been since 1909).
You would think that with the official release from the US Mint of the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles almost two weeks ago now, excitement would be completely gone over the set. This does not appear to be the case, however.
A quick glance at the time of this posting shows over 200 of the collections still being featured on eBay (see the eBay auctions shown below). Obviously, some enterprising individuals were able to get their hands on a set (or more with the help of friends and family) and are now looking to make some money off of them.
Those interested in placing an order today for the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set issued by the US Mint were probably more than a bit irritated, at least if they attempted to do so around the launch time of Noon (Eastern).
Multiple reports have indicated that website users experienced long delays, if they could even get the site to load. An error message of "connection was reset" or "Service Unavailable" greeted many collectors as they attempted to add a set to their cart and then check-out.
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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 →
New details have emerged for what will be a highly sought after collector item, the United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set. Most importantly, we now know the release date is October 15, 2009, at noon (Eastern Time).
We also know that the price is $55.95, plus a standard $4.95 shipping and handling charge.
This information comes straight from the US Mint, as it added the set to its 2009 coin schedule and published the set's product page (found here) in preparation for launch. The centerpiece for the set is the Lincoln Bicentennial Proof Silver Dollar, which the Mint states: "celebrates the life and legacy of one of America's greatest leaders."
If the coin sounds familiar, that's because it was released as a standalone offering on February 12, 2009, and it sold out under the pressure of collector demand in less than two months. In total, 325,000 flew out of the Mint's inventory. Another 125,000 of the uncirculated Lincoln dollars were sold. And because the law authorizing the silver coins stipulated an upper mintage limit of 500,000, only 50,000 remain for the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set. Continue reading →
October 1, 2009 is scheduled as the release date for the much anticipated 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set from the US Mint. This set will contain a whopping 36 coins, 18 of those from the Mint in Denver and 18 from the Mint in Philadelphia.
The complete set will sell for $27.95 plus shipping and handling, which is $5 more than last years uncirculated set sold for. Of course, this year 8 more coins will be included, which accounts for the price difference.
Each coin struck on specially burnished blanks will feature a satin-like finish which first was introduced in the mint sets in 2005.