US Mint’s Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set
As part of the series of products surrounding Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the United States Mint will issue the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set. This set will incorporate all four of the 2009 Lincoln Cents and the 2009 Lincoln Commemorative.
The coins and materials included in the set will come in a brown, textured leather-like package. This is comprised of a tri-fold inner holder and a protective slipcover. The following will be contained within the set:
- Four 2009 Proof Lincoln Cents – This includes the four different designs representing the stages of Lincoln’s life: Birthplace in Kentucky, Formative Years in Indiana, Professional Life in Illinois, and Presidency in Washington, DC. These coins will be minted in deep cameo proof and have a composition of 95% copper. This composition matches the original used in 1909, and will only be used in Lincoln Cents included in special sets.
- 2009 Proof Lincoln Silver Dollar – This is the commemorative silver dollar released individually earlier in the year. The coins are limited to a maximum authorized mintage of 500,000 across all ordering options. The individual ordering options sold out early in the year, and this set will be the only remaining way to purchase the coins directly from the US Mint
- Extra Lincoln Materials – These will include a reproduction of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln, a reproduction of the Gettysburg Address, and a certificate of authenticity.
The sets will be released on October 15, 2009, priced at $55.95. Due to the high anticipated demand for the set, the US Mint has implemented an ordering limit of one set per household.
Prior Coin and Chronicles Sets have been issued for other Commemorative Coin programs such as the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Silver Dollars and 2005 John Marshall Silver Dollars. These sets have all incorporated extra historical materials related to the figures commemorated on the coins.