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2010 Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin Released

2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 CoinOn a ceremony held at President Lincoln's Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. last week, the United States Mint officially launched the 2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin.

Many believe the Lincoln Presidential Coin could be the most popular for collectors among all of the Presidential dollar strikes released to date. They attribute that belief to the fact that Lincoln is one of the most remembered former Presidents in the history of the United States.

His leadership during the American Civil War, the role it played in the Civil Rights of millions of Americans and his assassination within a few days of the end of the war all add to the aura surrounding his Presidency.  As such, the coins honoring him should be extremely collectible and sought after not only by numismatists, but by anyone with even a faint interest in the 16th President of the United States. Continue reading

US Mint Adds Release Ceremony for Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coins to Schedule

Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 CoinThe 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.

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Rescheduled 2010 Lincoln Cent Exchanges To Occur On February 25

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.

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2010 Lincoln Cents Commanding Premiums

With the official launch of the 2010 Lincoln Cent now behind us (it took place last Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Springfield, Illinois), it might be interesting to take a look at what collector's have been doing in relation to the coin.

One of the best places to find recent information on demand and prices for coinage is the online auction site eBay.  Interested individuals can not only find how many auctions are or have been offered for certain coins, they can determine what the average going price for those coins have been.  With this information in hand, a collector is better informed to make the decision if they would like to attempt to win or purchase the item.

So, let's take a look at the 2010 Lincoln Cent.  As early as the middle of January, pre-sales of the coins started to appear on eBay promising rolls of the new design obtained on the release day (February 11th) and stamped and canceled by the post office indicating that date.  The seller asked (and many paid) $35 for a single roll of these coins with the knowledge they were to be obtained and canceled in Springfield on February 11th. If a buyer just wanted a roll obtained and canceled in Washington, D.C., the going price was only $25. Continue reading

US Mint To Officially Launch 2010 Lincoln Cent In Springfield, Illinois

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

Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Still Hot on Secondary Markets

United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set - Click to Enlarge
United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set - Click to Enlarge

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.

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Lincoln Chronicles Cause Issues At the Mint

United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set - Click to Enlarge
United States Mint Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set - Click to Enlarge

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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US Mint Fall Coin Catalog Mailing Soon

The US Mint has announced that it will begin shipping its 2009 Fall Gift Catalog on August 27th, 2009. Included in the catalog are some very collectible coins that have a deeply embedded US history.

"We are proud, as always, to offer the public a wide array of products that resonate with our Nation's rich history," states US Mint Director Ed Moy.

Take a few moments to browse the coins below which will be among those featured in the catalog. Continue reading

Professional Life Lincoln Cent Exchanges Announced

The US Mint has announced three different coin exchanges where the public will be able to buy the Lincoln Professional Life Cent at face value on their release date of August 13th.

Lincoln Cent Professional Life

As it did for previous designs, the Mint will offer an exchange following the release ceremony for the new coin in Springfield, Illinois. This ceremony will take place at 10 AM (Central Time) on the grounds of the Old State Capitol building, a place Lincoln knew well as he worked there both as a lawyer and politician.

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US Mint August Product Release Schedule Updated

The US Mint has updated their product release schedule for the month of August. While this schedule is not comprehensive and is subject to change, it does give collectors a firmer idea of product availability.

James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin

As it stands right now, six unique releases will be offered in August. Out of these, four of them are part of the First Spouse Coin program.

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