There were four different reverse designs made only in 2009. The Lincoln log cabin design has excited the nation’s active and passive coin collectors alike. Some of the 2009 Lincoln pennies will be struck from the same composition as pennies struck in 1909, the first year the Lincoln cent was made. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. 2009 marks the bicentennial (200th anniversary) of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The first of these 4 designs is a reverse design which honors Lincoln’s early years in Kentucky. I'm the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. It was there that U.S. Mint Director Andy Brunhart and Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear celebrated the release of the log cabin penny by giving thousands to children at a presentation at LaRue County High School. There is a good chance your bank already has rolls of the new Lincoln log cabin pennies available. The design was sculpted by Jim Licaretz, a United States Mint sculptor-engraver. For long term, who knows how many will be found. At the time of this writing, log cabin pennies struck for circulation are worth face value if worn. I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. The 4 designs are being struck in intervals to be released throughout 2009. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. Filed Under: Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts, Hobbies & Crafts Tagged With: Commemorative Coins, Lincoln Cents, Mint Sets, Pennies, Proof Sets, U.S. Mint. Other examples of errors would be a strike through, what ever was in the way is removed and your back to normal coins every one of them the same as the one before. Now you are ruining the fun for me lets just say they are errors like Mike Diamond quoted he's the expert on this, and I agree with him.So just stay out of this:hammer::goofer:Kiss:vanish::hug: I think we have to approach this with an open mind, not an empty one joe. I asked the boy and his father if either of them had heard about the Lincoln Cent Errors of 2009, and neither one had. If you cannot find any log cabin pennies in your pocket change, be sure to stop by your local bank. The story made the front page of this week's issue of Coin World, which describes four different doubled die reverse varieties. The log cabin penny was conceptualized by Richard Masters, who is a master designer in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program. It is worth a penny unless there is an S under the date. Copyright © 2004-2020 The Fun Times Guide | Privacy Policy | About | Contact | Sitemap, United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, U.S. Mint: 2009 Lincoln One-Cent Redesign, Lincoln Silver Dollar & Cent Rolls Sell Out, Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia. 2009 D Lincoln Memorial Cent Presidency: Coin Value Prices, Price Chart, Coin Photos, Mintage Figures, Coin Melt Value, Metal Composition, Mint Mark Location, Statistics & Facts. It may be similar to another one but not the same. Some of the 2009 Lincoln pennies will be struck from the same composition as pennies struck in 1909, the first year the Lincoln cent was made. That means only 2.5% of the penny is actual copper. To honor this special occasion, the United States Mint is striking 2009 Lincoln pennies with 4 different reverse designs. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. Buy & Sell This Coin. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. They are the lowest mintage in over 50 years. The 4 reverse designs depict Lincoln’s life and career. Now, Lincoln pennies struck for circulation contain only a thin outer coating of copper. It gets very confusing at times. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. Maybe because it was later on Sunday afternoon, and many of the vendors had already packed up and left to attend the "Gun Show" at the Cashman Center, also occurring last weekend. To be sure, many are minor and are worthless. In fact, for most of the 20th century, the Lincoln penny contained mostly copper. You can also buy the new log cabin penny from coin dealers. June 6, 2009 3:36AM. Finally, you can always buy new United States coins directly from the source: the U.S. Mint. If you are interested in further study, or if you would like to build a collection of these remarkable one-year-only cents, my book, ". to be "die errors". An Introduction to 2009 Lincoln Cent Errors. Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by mcarney1173, May 24, 2009. 3.) These special pennies will be 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc; they can be found in 2009 proof and mint sets, which are produced and sold by the U.S. Mint. Lincoln log cabin pennies sell for roughly 10 to 25 cents if bought uncirculated from a coin dealer. If it has not turned up in your pocket change yet, it should soon. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. No special or significant errors have been identified yet. I’m the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. I think the "6 Finger" variety of the DDR will probably be the most collectable because it is the most dramatic, the most visible by the naked eye, and it has a catchy name. Who knows, maybe it is more important now to have plenty of guns and ammo than to pursue a very expensive hobby that excludes almost all kids, and many younger people who simply cannot afford to buy all the coins needed to fill a traditional collector book. I’ve contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. A double struck, a brockage, a wrong planchet, and so one. You can't tell by looking at your daily pocket change, but the United States Mint actually produced more than 2.3 billion pennies during 2009. 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