In 2009, the U.S. Mint is issuing a fascinating variety and quantity of coins. Ranging from Lincoln bicentennial pennies to the 24 karat gold double eagle there is something for everyone in the 2009 United State Mint issue.
The U.S. Mint produced the 2009 Lincoln penny with 4 new designs on the reverse side of the coin. These Bicentennial Lincoln pennies honor the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. See history and facts about the first one released — the 2009 Lincoln log cabin penny, honoring Lincoln’s birth and early childhood in Kentucky from the years 1809 to 1816.
The 1970s were a colorful time for U.S. mint sets. The first mint set of the 1970s still included regular-issue silver coins. The last 1970s mint set offered the first of the very unpopular Susan B. Anthony dollars. In between, Bicentennial coins, S-mint coins, and the large Eisenhower dollars all had their day in the in 1970s mint sets.