The first of these 4 designs is a reverse design which honors Lincoln’s early years in Kentucky. The Lincoln log cabin design has excited the nation’s active and passive coin collectors alike. If you are new to coin collecting, this would make a terrific place to start in learning the tools and techniques to use in order to find and collect a set of doubled die errors, whether for your own collection, or for sale. Buy & Sell This Coin. 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. I asked the boy and his father if either of them had heard about the Lincoln Cent Errors of 2009, and neither one had. to be "die errors". 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. After attending a coin show at the Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas, I couldn't help but think that the hobby of Numismatics is suffering from lack of interest, as evidenced by the poor attendance by both numismatists and sellers. That means only 2.5% of the penny is actual copper. However, severe examples, multiple die errors, and complex/compound die errors … https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1131870. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. 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, ". 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’ve contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I’m also the editor at CDN Publishing (a trusted source for the price of U.S. rare coins), editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). The design was sculpted by Jim Licaretz, a United States Mint sculptor-engraver. The log cabin penny was conceptualized by Richard Masters, who is a master designer in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program. 2009 Lincoln Cent Doubled Die Errors Found! To be sure, many are minor and are worthless. Lincoln log cabin pennies sell for roughly 10 to 25 cents if bought uncirculated from a coin dealer. When the log cabin penny was released on February 12th, 2009, a major ceremony was held in Hodgenville, Kentucky. It is worth a penny unless there is an S under the date. I agree JCFormerlyJazzcoinsJoe. In fact, for most of the 20th century, the Lincoln penny contained mostly copper. No special or significant errors have been identified yet. An Introduction to 2009 Lincoln Cent Errors. Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by mcarney1173, May 24, 2009. I'm also the editor at CDN Publishing (a trusted source for the price of U.S. rare coins), editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). 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. Filed Under: Coin Myths, Trivia & Facts, Hobbies & Crafts Tagged With: Commemorative Coins, Lincoln Cents, Mint Sets, Pennies, Proof Sets, U.S. Mint. Now, Lincoln pennies struck for circulation contain only a thin outer coating of copper. The story made the front page of this week's issue of Coin World, which describes four different doubled die reverse varieties. 2009 marks the bicentennial (200th anniversary) of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. A wonderful descriptive website which details all of the known 2009 Lincoln cent doubled die errors is available online at (. 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. > 2009 Lincoln Penny Mintages. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I’m the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. I'm the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. A double struck, a brockage, a wrong planchet, and so one. 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. Yes, no, maybe. To honor this special occasion, the United States Mint is striking 2009 Lincoln pennies with 4 different reverse designs. 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. 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. June 6, 2009 3:36AM. The 4 reverse designs depict Lincoln’s life and career. Two. After experimenting with aluminum and other materials during the 1970s, the U.S. Mint struck the first 97.5% zinc penny in 1982. From Mint News Blog 2009 Formative Years Lincoln Cent Doubled Dies Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:29 PM PDT Several collectors have identified doubled die varieties for the 2009 Lincoln Cent Formative Years design. No special or significant errors have been identified yet. 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. You can also buy the new log cabin penny from coin dealers. Many coin dealers have been offering the Lincoln log cabin penny for sale individually and by the roll. 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. Many collectors are not aware of the fact that in 2009 the U.S. Mints produced four different reverse side designs on the Lincoln cent, commemorating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The 2009 Lincoln Cents are special for many reasons; 1.) I consider clashed dies, die cracks, die breaks, etc. Finally, you can always buy new United States coins directly from the source: the U.S. Mint. 3.) At the time of this writing, log cabin pennies struck for circulation are worth face value if worn. 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. 2.) However, as the price of copper rose, replacing the mainly copper penny with a cheaper metal content became necessary. This means that every error coin is unique. Since they're not supposed to be there they are consequently "errors". I’ve also authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below! As a general rule an "error" is a coin that come about through a one time occurrence such as say an off-center strike. They are the lowest mintage in over 50 years. The 4 designs are being struck in intervals to be released throughout 2009. After it happened the press continues to turn out normal coins. 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. For long term, who knows how many will be found. Lincoln log cabin pennies sell for roughly 10 to 25 cents if bought uncirculated from a coin dealer. Just a nice die crack no value to it not an error. Lincoln Log Cabin Cent’s Composition. 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. If it has not turned up in your pocket change yet, it should soon. There were four different reverse designs made only in 2009. It may be similar to another one but not the same. The Lincoln log cabin penny is entering circulation by the millions. I've also authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below! There is a good chance your bank already has rolls of the new Lincoln log cabin pennies available. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. If you cannot find any log cabin pennies in your pocket change, be sure to stop by your local bank. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. 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