Two-roll sets of 1-cent coins bearing the second new reverse design struck in honor of the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth will be offered at noon Eastern time on May 14 by the United States Mint.
The historic Lincoln Cent “Formative Years” Two-Roll Set is available for a limited time only and is priced at $8.95 per two-roll set.
The set contains one roll each of 50 coins, one roll produced at the Mint at Philadelphia and one roll produced at the Mint at Denver. Each roll of coins in the two-roll set is packaged in specially designed paper coin wrap displaying the mint of origin, the year and the face value of its contents.
The reverse of the second redesigned one-cent coin, scheduled to be released into circulation on May 14, depicts a young Abraham Lincoln educating himself while taking a break from working as a rail splitter in Indiana. Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE CENT. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles Vickers designed and sculpted the coin’s reverse.
The obverse of each of the four redesigned 2009 one-cent coins continues to bear renowned sculptor Victor David Brenner’s familiar likeness of Lincoln.
Customers may order the two-roll set at the Mint’s Web site, www.usmint.gov or at its toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders. There is an order limit of five sets per household.
One-cent coins bearing designs that represent Lincoln’s professional life in Illinois and his presidency in Washington, D.C. will be released later this year. One-cent coins bearing a log cabin design emblematic of his birth and early childhood were released into circulation on Feb. 12, the bicentennial anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, in Hodgenville, Ky.