The 2009 Lincoln Cents featured four different reverse designs, released in approximately three month intervals. The four designs represent different stages from the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his humble beginnings in Kentucky to his Presidency in Washington, DC. Each coin’s release was accompanied by an official launch ceremony and roll exchange. These events became popular destinations for coin collectors and Lincoln enthusiasts.


The first design was released on Lincoln’s 200th birthday, February 12, 2009. The final design was released on November 12, 2009.