2009 Lincoln’s Birth Bicentennial Cents

2009 was the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. Four different versions of the Lincoln Cent were minted to celbrate the ocassion. All four were struck at both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints which means that there are 8 different versions that were struck for general circulation.

The thing that makes these cents interesting is their relative rarity. The lowest mintage was on the 2009-P “Presidency” Lincoln Cent at less than 130,000,000. The highest mintage among the 2009 cents was the 2009-P “Formative Years” cent at 376,000,000.

Coins with numbers like this are bound to be in short supply among collectors. And there are lots of cent collectors both new and old. I really think this is a coin to keep an eye on and try to add a few to your own coin collection!

Birthplace Lincoln Cent

Birthplace Lincoln Cent

Another great thing about this coin is that you can find it in your pocket change if you keep a good watch on it. You can even go to the bank and get rolls of pennies in which you can often find gems like this.

2009 Lincoln Cent Mintage Numbers:

Birthplace Lincoln Cent

2009-P 284,400,000
2009-D 350,400,000

Formative Years Lincoln Cent

Formative Years Lincoln Cent

Formative Years Lincoln Cent

2009-P 376,000,000
2009-D 363,600,000

Professional Life Lincoln Cent

2009-P 316,000,000
2009-D 336,000,000

Presidency Lincoln Cent

2009-P 129,600,000
2009-D 198,000,000

Professional Life Lincoln Cent

Professional Life Lincoln Cent

For comparison here are some recent mintage numbers for Loncoln Cents:

2000 . . . . 5,503,200,000
2000-D . . 8,774,220,000
2001 . . . .4,959,600,000
2001-D . . 5,374,990,000
2002 . . . .3,260,800,000
2002-D . . 4,028,055,000
2003 . . . .3,300,000,000
2003-D . . 3,548,000,000
2004 . . . 3,379,600,000
2004-D . . 3,456,400,000
2005 . . . . 3,935,600,000
2005-D . . 3,764,450,000
2006 . . . . 4,290,000,000

Presidency Lincoln Cent

Presidency Lincoln Cent

2006-D . . 3,944,000,000
2007 . . . .3,762,400,000
2007-D . . 3,638,800,000
2008 . . . .2,558,800,000
2008-D . . 2,849,600,000



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