Would It Be Worth Something to Have All Four of the Different 2009 Pennies?


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There were well over two billion 2009 pennies minted by the U.S. Mint. With so many of these coins minted, at least 300 million of each of the four types, there is little reason to believe their value exceeds face value.

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Four types of pennies were minted in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The pennies depict various facets of the president's life. They are: "Birthplace," with a representation of the log cabin where he was born; "Formative Years," showing the future president studying a book after a hard day's labor; "Professional Life," which depicts Lincoln practicing law in front of the Old State Capitol building of Illinois; and "Presidency," with the site of his inauguration: the unfinished U.S. Capitol building.

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