Heres what I have first on the mintages: Did you know there are differences in the circulated and uncirculated composition of these 2009 Lincoln cents? The circulating version of these coins uses the same metal content as other modern cents (2.5 percent copper, the rest zinc) weight 2.5g. The uncirculated version contains the metals used in the original 1909 cent (95 percent copper, 5 percent tin and zinc). The four 2009-S Proof Lincoln cent designs and the satin finish Lincoln cents in the 2009 Uncirculated Set were struck from 95% pure copperŚthe first time Lincoln cents had been made of copper since 1982. Weight 3.11g. PCGS designates these examples with a SP grade (instead of MS or PF).
In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program. The program recognized not only of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, but also the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent, first appearing in 1909. The themes on the reverses represent the four major aspects of Lincoln's life:
See this link for images: https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-a...ial-one-cent
Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky (1809-1816)
Formative Years in Indiana (1816-1830)
Professional Life in Illinois (1830-1861)
Presidency in Washington, D.C. (1861-1865)
The Mint has the authority to issue collector's versions of the coins in the original composition of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc.
There were 2,995,615 Proof Sets made in 2009. The proof 2009 Lincoln cent designs were struck with a mirror finish in the fields with frosted features. They were struck on solid 95% copper bronze planchets, just like the original 1909 Lincoln cent. The proof 2009-S Lincoln cents were only available in the 18-coin 2009 Proof Set, made at the San Francisco Mint. In addition to the four proof 2009 Lincoln cents, each set contained four proof Presidential dollar
coins, one proof Sacagawea dollar
coin, six proof State Quarter
designs, one proof dime, one proof nickel, and one proof Kennedy half dollar
784,614 Uncirculated mint sets were produced in 2009.
The satin-finish 2009 Lincoln cents were only issued as part of the 2009 Uncirculated coin sets. These sets used special burnished dies to give a satin finish to the fields on each coin. The 2009 Uncirculated coin set comprised 36 coins, double the number in the Proof sets. These sets featured all 18 coin designs and denominations issued in 2009 for both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.
Philadelphia Denver Total
284,400,000 350,400,000 634,800,000
376,000,000 363,600,000 739,600,000
316,000,000 336,000,000 652,000,000
129,600,000 198,000,000 327,600,000
1,106,000,000 1,248,000,000 2,345,600,000