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Jun 1, 2009
That penny was so controversial that it was discontinued after just one week. Protests ranged from the notion that no American coin should carry the portrait of a president, because it recalled European coins celebrating royalty, to the view that Lincoln was too important to be portrayed on a mere penny and that the coin carried the initials of the coin's designer. This naturally made that penny the "holy grail" of coin collectors. A second version of the penny was later minted, without the designer's initials.
The Americana Commemorative Company acquired one of the originals and developed a mold that replicated it exactly. The Lincoln Penny Tin, however, is about 4.3 inches wide and one inch deep. It contains four ounces of peppermint mints, made of an especially smooth formula, along with the printed insert explaining the penny's history.
The Lincoln Penny Tin is offered in a minimum of 24 units, for a total wholesale price of $78.96, or $3.29 a tin. The initial order comes with a Lincoln display countertop caddy carrying an image of the Lincoln Monument. The suggested retail price is from $8.50 to $9 a tin.
The company offers a money back guarantee. Tins that do not sell can be returned for a full refund. Additional commemorative coin tins will be rolled out over the next year for nickels, dimes, quarters, military themes and other history based items.
For more information, contact:
The Americana Commemorative Company
P.O. Box 6558
San Rafael, CA 94903
Toll Free: 877-288-4070
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