Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to join Mint Director Ed Moy Aug. 13 to officially unveil the third 2009 Lincoln cent design in a special ceremony at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
Specific details were not yet available at press time.
The design of the Professional Life cent shows Lincoln in a formal speech-making pose at the Old Capitol.
Collectors will be given the opportunity to purchase at face value rolls of the new cents provided by Chase Bank.
This coin exchange will occur following the ceremony after any schoolchildren in attendance have been given their free individual coins.
Collectors who are not in attendance will have the opportunity to buy two-roll sets of the new cents for $8.95 plus a $4.95 per order handling charge at the Mint Web site at www.usmint.gov. Orders will also be taken by telephone at (800) USA-MINT. The set features one roll of 50 coins from Denver and one roll from Philadelphia.
Emcee for the Springfield event will be television’s WCIS news anchor Jerry Lambert.
Entertainment is to be provided by the Lincoln Troubadours. They are known for their Lincoln era songs.
The ceremony is slated to begin at 10 a.m.