Monday, July 27, 2009

2009 Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky Cent

Do you have a cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Better known as the log cabin cent this was the first of the newly designed cents. More importantly it is now the lowest minted cent in the last 40 years.

Current estimated mintage for the Philadelphia 2009 Log Cabin cent is 284,800,000.
The previous lowest was the San Francisco 1969 cent at 258,270,001.

Before you start hoarding the is just one type out of four the 2009 final tally, for all designs, will probably be 3 billion or more which is low just not rare.


Trying to find a better lighting with my failing camera I moved away from natural light and used a compact fluorescent light source.


Same light source but raised onto a box of tissues.


Then the cent fell off and rolled under the sofa, when it came back it was a bit dusty.

Note to self: Clean under the couch.

The log cabin is a representation of the home Lincoln and his brother were born in Knob Creek, Kentucky. He often recalled the time with much fondness.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 2009 (Log Cabin)
Mintage: 284,800,000 (estimated)
Metal: 97.5% Zinc, 2.5% Copper (I weighed it just in case to make sure)
Value: $0.01 in VF-20

Do you have a cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

3 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

do you mind explaining what the JL and the other letters on the left hand side signify? The designers' initials? And the letters at the bottom of the bust on the front?

Just curious....

Man said...

do you mind explaining what the JL and the other letters on the left hand side signify? The designers' initials? And the letters at the bottom of the bust on the front?


Sure the front underneath the bust...
VDB = Victor David Brenner the original designer of the Lincoln wheat cent, he did the front and back of that series.

The reverse
RM = Richard Masters designed the Log Cabin reverse.

JL = Jim Licaretz he translated the design to the working hub.
In other words he is an engraver and sculptor who made a 3D template from the 2D design.

Anonymous said...

Lol for 'clean under couch' comment.