PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V8 2005 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE




The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 18, May 1, 2005, Article 25

COMMEMORATIVE CENTS OF 2009 CERTAIN.

Dick Johnson writes: "We will have four different reverses
on the cent in the anniversary year 2009. That coming year
will be the bicentennial of Abraham Lincolnís birth and the
centennial of the Lincoln Cent. Honoring our 16th president
with four commemorative reverses on the cent was an idea
proposed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, an
organization created by Congress in 2000 to plan the
celebration.

Congress has now passed the legislation to put the Commissionís
plan into action. The House passed itís version this Wednesday,
April 27, 2005 with a 422-6 majority. The Senate had passed
their version last summer. The final legislation will undoubtedly
be signed by the president.

The 2009 cent will retain Victor David Brennerís obverse
portrait. Four new reverses will bear designs commemorating
events in Lincolnís life, each in a different state (and supported
by Congressional persons in those states).

Kentucky: Lincolnís birth and early childhood.
Indiana: Lincolnís formative years.
Illinois: Lincolnís professional life.
Washington DC: Lincoln as president.

This has been discussed in The E-Sylum before -- June 28,
2004 (v7 no 26) and July 11, 2004 (v7 no 28) where
E-Sylum readers had suggested the U.S. Mint strike regular
cents from Victor Brennerís original models with his full
signature on the original wheat ear reverse. Such a mintage
would not require new legislation and could be accomplished
in addition to the commemorative reverses.

U.S. Newswire article: Full Story

Hereís the Associated Press article prior to law passing the House: Full Story

The Gannett News Service had a similar version: Full Story "

  Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
coinbooks.org Web
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization 
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor 
at this address: whomren@coinlibrary.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V8 2005 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE


Copyright © 1998 - 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster