2009 LINCOLN CENTS TOUGH TO FIND
Collectors interested in the four
circulating commemorative 2009 Lincoln cents are finding the one
released to date difficult to obtain.
The coins are being issued for the 200th
anniversary of the birth of the nation's 16th President, Abraham
Lincoln. The first of the four coins, which was officially released
February 12, features a log cabin on the reverse, symbolic of Lincoln's
birth and early childhood years in Kentucky. Few collectors have been
able to find the coin in circulation or at their local banks. In coin
shops and online venues where they are available, prices are often $10
or more per roll and 50 cents to a dollar for singles. A two roll set
offered by the U.S. Mint at $8.95 sold out in about two weeks time.
A release ceremony for the second coin has been scheduled for May 14.
The reverse will feature a design commemorating Lincoln's formative
years while a resident of Indiana (1816-1830). The remaining two coins
to be issued later this year will have designs representing his adult
life in Illinois and as President of the United States.
Meanwhile an uncirculated commemorative silver dollar also being issued
in honor of Lincoln's 200th birthday is already sold out at the U.S.
Mint. A proof version of the same silver dollar is nearly sold out as
well, although the Mint is reserving 50,000 from the maximum mintage
authorized by law for a special set scheduled for release during the
summer. The limited edition set will include the 2009-P proof silver
dollar and all four of the 2009-S proof one cent coins.
Telesphere Numismatics does not have 2009 Lincoln cents for sale at
this time but has received so many requests from our customers
that we're looking to purchase them. We're already sold out of
the uncirculated 2009 Lincoln silver dollar and are nearly sold out of
2010 RED BOOKS IMMINENT
For more than 60 years collectors have relied on the annually updated A Guide Book of United States Coins,
originally written by R.S. Yeoman and edited in recent years by former
American Numismatic Association President Ken Bressett. The
authoritative information and typical retail prices for all federally
issued coins and many other pieces that have circulated in the United
States make the Red Book, as it's popularly known, the most essential
reference for collectors of U.S. coins.
The 63rd edition for 2010 is fresh off the presses and will be on our
shelves soon. We're now accepting pre-orders, with a 20% discount
available to customers who order
off our web site.
Although it's long been one of our best selling numismatic
books, new copies of the authoritative reference on silver dollar
and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars, better
known as the "VAM book," have been difficult to locate
recently. Some sellers price it at full retail and sometimes
more. We recently purchased a quantity at a nice discount and are
passing along the
savings to you. Through April 21, you'll find this great
reference for silver dollar collectors at 30% off the suggested retail
price on our Current
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