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2009 Lincoln Cent Bicentennial - Professional Life in Illinois - Proof
2009 Lincoln Cent Bicentennial - Professional Life in Illinois - Proof


 
Our Price: $7.95
Year: 2009
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: 95% copper, 5% tin & zinc
Diameter: 19.05 mm
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Product Code: 18822
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Description
 

When introduced in 1909, the Lincoln Cent was the first U.S. coin intended for circulation to depict a U.S. President. It was also the first U.S. cent to bear the motto "In God We Trust." Two distinct reverse design types were issued during it's first hundred years in circulation: Wheat Ears (1909-1958) and Lincoln Memorial (1959-2008).

Entering 2009, after 100 years in circulation, the Lincoln Cent holds the record for the longest tenured coin in U.S. History!

The U.S. Mint released 4 new Cent designs in 2009, each honoring a historical part in Abraham Lincoln's life.

The third issue in the series (Professional Life) depicts him as a young professional standing in front of the state capitol building in Springfield.

This proof cent was minted at the San Francisco Mint or "S" Mint. Prior to 2009, Proof Cents were only made available by the US Mint as part of the US Proof Set.

The term "Proof" refers to a method of manufacture and NOT the condition of a coin. Proof coins can usually be distinguished by their sharpness of detail, high wire edge, and extremely brilliant - mirror like surface. Proof coins are made from highly polished dies. The coinage blanks are also polished and cleaned. They are hand fed into a coinage press one at a time, with each blank receiving 2 or more strikes from the dies to bring up sharp - high relief details. It is done at slow speeds with extra pressure.

This Proof cent coin will arrive to you in a protective capsule.

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