Lincoln Bicentennial Cents (2009) | The Coin Shop

Lincoln Bicentennial Series

In 2009, the United States Mint issued four different pennies in recognition 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:

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)