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So Let Me Get This Right...(2009 Lincoln Cent Question)

 
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 Posted 10/14/2012  12:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add upstate to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If I buy a 2009 mint set I'll be getting 95% copper cents?
Also do the 2009 proof sets contain cents that are copper or zinc?
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 Posted 10/14/2012  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yotie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
coppers with the proofs as well
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 Posted 10/14/2012  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silvercoinrn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why are the 2009 sets copper?
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 Posted 10/14/2012  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sheeptotherescue to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I'm not mistaken, it's to replicate the material pennies were minted with when Lincoln was alive.
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 Posted 10/14/2012  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The alternate composition was authorized under Public Law 109-145, which also provided for the redesign of the Lincoln Cent. With regards to composition, the law provides for the issuance of one cent coins "with the exact metallic content as the 1-cent coin contained in 1909 in such number as the Secretary determines to be appropriate for numismatic purposes." The US Mint has stated that these 95% copper (bronze) versions would be included "in the United States Mint's annual product offerings."

I had to do a net search ...this is what I came up with.
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 Posted 10/14/2012  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the reason they are copper is it was to celebrate the 100th year of the Lincoln Cent so they brought back the same composition. It was also to celebrate 200 years from the Birth of Lincoln
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 Posted 10/15/2012  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, so both unc and proof (and, I suppose) silver proof sets have the 95% copper cents. Is there a way to get a 2009 zinc cent in some sort of mint set?

P.S. Someone might want to update the title of this topic to indicate that it's about 2009 Lincolns.
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 Posted 10/15/2012  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Is there a way to get a 2009 zinc cent in some sort of mint set?
No.

Other than circulation, the 2009 zinc cents were available by the roll from the mint.


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P.S. Someone might want to update the title of this topic to indicate that it's about 2009 Lincolns.
Done.
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 Posted 10/15/2012  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Morgan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I guess I learned something. I have a few 2009 Proof cent sets
and according to the paper work these copper cents were only
in Set from the U.S. mint and only offered in Proof sets.
Live and learn. Thanks for the info
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 Posted 10/15/2012  10:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To add to the confusion there are 20 different types of 2009 cents. The mint set coppers are satin finish...

-2009 Philadelphia copper-plated zinc Lincoln Birth Year cent
-2009 Philadelphia copper satin-finish Lincoln Birth Year cent (in mint sets)
-2009 Denver copper-plated zinc Lincoln Birth Year cent
-2009 Denver copper satin-finish Lincoln Birth Year cent (in mint sets)
-2009 San Francisco proof Birth Year cent (copper)
-2009 Philadelphia copper-plated zinc Lincoln Formative Years cent
-2009 Philadelphia copper satin-finish Lincoln Formative Years cent (in mint sets)
-2009 Denver copper-plated zinc Lincoln Formative Years cent
-2009 Denver copper satin-finish Lincoln Formative Years cent (in mint sets)
-2009 San Francisco proof Formative Years cent (copper)
-2009 Philadelphia copper-plated zinc Lincoln Professional Life cent
-2009 Philadelphia copper satin-finish Lincoln Professional Life cent (in mint sets)
-2009 Denver copper-plated zinc Lincoln Professional Life cent
-2009 Denver copper satin-finish Lincoln Professional Life cent (in mint sets)
-2009 San Francisco proof Professional Life cent (copper)
-2009 Philadelphia copper-plated zinc Lincoln Presidency cent
-2009 Philadelphia copper satin-finish Lincoln Presidency cent (in mint sets)
-2009 Denver copper-plated zinc Lincoln Presidency cent
-2009 Denver copper satin-finish Lincoln Presidency cent (in mint sets)
-2009 San Francisco proof Presidency cent (copper)
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 Posted 10/15/2012  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, amida17. I recall the satin finishes and also seem to recall a thread with some pictures contrasting the differences. I looked quickly but couldn't come up with the topic - anyone have a link to that?

Are there any standard albums that take into account all 20 varieties?

@jbuck - thanks!
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 Posted 10/17/2012  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Windycity to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll be darned... I did not know that. Learned something new today and it's only 8am!!
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 Posted 10/17/2012  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Are there any standard albums that take into account all 20 varieties?

Not sure if any have made those yet but you could always do as I did.


I simply took a blank page and those sheets of Gold looking press on leters/numbers from Whitman and made my own. Problem is no letters to make plated so had to use clad. All 20 now in all my Albums.
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 Posted 10/17/2012  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Learned something new today and it's only 8am!!
You should expect big things today.
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