2009 Lincoln Penny Launch Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois

Professional Life Penny

The launch ceremony for the third design for the 2009 Lincoln Cent was held on August 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM CT at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.

The site for the release ceremony was a fitting one, since the building is depicted on the reverse design of the coin. Abraham Lincoln is shown dressed in professional attire before the Illinois State Capitol Building. It is intended to be representative of his “Professional Life” spent in Illinois from 1830 to 1861. The reverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart.

The obverse of the coin features the bust of Lincoln originally designed by Victor D. Brenner.

An estimated 3,000 people attended the launch ceremony for the 2009 Professional Life Lincoln Cent. This was roughly the same number that had attended the previous launch ceremony. US Mint Director Edmund Moy was on hand to present the new design, joined by US Senator Dick Durbin.

Children in attendance received a free penny. Other attendees had the opportunity to exchange currency for rolls of the coins. Each attendee was limited to a minimum of two or maximum of six rolls. A total of 20,000 of the 2009 Lincoln Cent rolls featuring the new design were exchanged at the event in about two hours time.

Event photos for the August 13, 2009 Springfield, Illinois launch ceremony are provided courtesy of Michael Forader.

Springfield, Illinois
Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois
springfiled-3
United States Mint Director Edmund Moy

< Lincoln City, IN | Washington, DC >

120 Comments

  1. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will come back once again since I book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  2. each time i used to read smaller articles or
    reviews which as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this
    article which I am reading at this time.

  3. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve be mindful your stuff prior to and you are just extremely magnificent.
    I really like what you’ve got here, really like what you are
    stating and the way in which wherein you are saying it.

    You’re making it enjoyable and you still care
    for to stay it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you.
    This is really a wonderful web site.

  4. Hi there, all is going nicely here and ofcourse every one is sharing
    data, that’s truly excellent, keep up writing.

  5. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website.
    I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit once again since i have book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change,
    may you be rich and continue to help others.

Leave a Reply