The U.S. Mint has released the 2009 Ultimate Lincoln Cent Anniversary Set. These coins, encased in sealed plastic, feature the life and times of President Abraham Lincoln. The coins feature scenes from Lincoln’s birthplace in Kentucky, his formative years in Indiana, his professional life in Illinois, and his presidency in Washington, D.C. A few of the designs were featured in this year’s presidential commemorative coins. The set was recently presented to the Mayor of Chicago, Terry Tilton, who received the coins.
The earliest examples of these commemorative cents contain many errors. Some are very visible, resulting in doubled thumbs and fingers. Doubled die reverses are similar to the “extra corn leaf” die reverses seen on the 2004-D Wisconsin state quarter. The most common die errors occur on the “Professional Life” 2009 Lincoln cent, affecting the third window in the upstairs. The doubled window sills are most noticeable in windows with filled-in panes.