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 2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ has officially been released as of Noon (Eastern) today, Thursday August 26, 2010.
This set is always popular with collectors and comes a month after the Mint released the even more popular standard 2010 Proof Set. Both sets offer special proof versions of the fourteen circulating coins of the United States. However, making the Silver Proof Set unique is the fact that half of the coins included are struck from 90% silver.
Included in the set are the following coins:
- (4) 2010-S Presidential $1 Coins (Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, and Lincoln)
- (1) 2010-S Native American $1 Coin
- (1) 2010-S Kennedy half-dollar (struck from 90% silver)
- (5) 2010-S America the Beautiful Quarters (Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Mount Hood National Forest) (struck from 90% silver)
- (1) 2010-S Roosevelt dime (struck from 90% silver)
- (1) 2010-S Jefferson nickel
- (1) 2010-S Lincoln cent Continue reading
Launched last week on July 22 was the 2010 United States Mint Proof Set®.
This set includes a total of fourteen coins representing the circulating coinage from the US Mint for the year, but these coins are struck to proof quality at the mint's facility in San Francisco. As such, each coin carries the appropriate 'S' mintmark.
Proof Sets have proven to be extremely popular with collectors in the past. Typically, more of these sets are sold each year by the Mint than any other set offered. According to unaudited figures from the Mint for last year, 1,477,967 of the 2009 version of the set were ordered.
While that number is impressive, it is nothing compared to the number of sets ordered in some of the previous years. Going back as recently as 2006, over 2 million of that year's dated sets were ordered. In 2000, an amazing 3,082,572 sets were sold by the Mint.
Still, these sets are sure to be a big hit with collectors. Included inside is a total of fourteen coins, all struck to proof quality so that they feature mirror-like backgrounds and enhanced detail. Continue reading
The United States Mint is planning to host two exchange locations for rolls of the 2010 Lincoln Cents in Washington, D.C. on this Thursday, February 25, 2010.
These two exchanges were originally scheduled to be on February 11, the same day the official release ceremony was held in Springfield, Illinois. However, due to the two blizzards that struck the nation's capital, the two exchanges planned for D.C. were canceled. Not surprising since those same weather systems resulted in the federal government basically closing down for four days.
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).
The 2009 cents celebrated different stages in the life of the 16th President of the United States including the Birthplace Cent, the Formative Years Cent, the Professional Life Cent and the Presidency Cent. Aside from the stages of his life, the coins also celebrated the locations that Lincoln called home during those phases. Continue reading