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12 Apr 2022

Where are the 2009s?

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

Over the past few weeks, I have been getting some questions from members here on the site, and also other places, about how nobody can find a lot of 2009 dated coins. Here's your answer.


In 2009, the US had it's Great Recession. I won't get into too many details as this blog is on coinage, not history, but think of it as the Great Depression, but on a MUCH smaller scale. It was just a general period of slow economic decline. This, like every other historical impact, had its effects on coinage. The mintages hit an all time low for the 21st century, and slowly increased over the following years until it reached it’s normal mintage numbers in (I’d say) 2013, 2014. Cents saw the least decline, in part because the coins of that year were the Lincoln birth 100th anniversary. Quarters had the second highest, then dimes. The lowest mintages of a denomination in this year was nickels, with less than 100 million minted. Next time you take your cents and nickels along with your Starbucks coffee, look at the dates. If you see a 2009, you not only hold a coin of numismatic significance, but also historical significance.


I’m working on an update blog from the GNA coin show, but it will be a while because I have a lot to write about. Keep your eyes peeled!


Keep searching,

Thatcoinguy

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Shortages make since with the bad economy. No one was spending.

Mike

Level 7

I don't know if you know this but were going threw a shortage of silver. I had a dealer call me and he to said do you know silver is being used more in industry than ever before. Just look at the mint. Eagles struck at other mints. The enrollment series has been depleted for the year! I watch a few shows. Don't buy but they do talk about this great shortage. And its not inflation. First time the mint ever depleted this program so early in the year. I received my Numismatic News. On the cover it had Silver Shortage. . The mail was nice enough to destroy my issue!! So when they talk listen.!

Kepi

Level 6

Interesting subject and thoughts! Enjoyed your blog! ; )

It's Mokie

Level 6

I think a lot of the 2009 Lincoln Cents are hoarded in much the same way 1975*76 quarters were hoarded, people see a different design and think rare and valuable.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Probably!

AC coin$

Level 6

Niece piece of information.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Thanks for the information, I will look out for all I come across

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice thoughts on this subject. Keep them coming. Good luck.

Mike

Level 7

You keep those rolls and if there red when you get to my age there price will be well up there!!

Mike

Level 7

That fact that your finding them is a credit to you guys. It shows your true passion for the hobby. Do not give it up. Your doing great!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, I'd say the nickels are the hardest--I have only found 3 to 4 EVER. While for cents I have several tubes full.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Yeah, I have a lot of the cents. I've only found 4 of the nickels; all Philadelphia. Hopefully I can find a Denver. If I can, I will have found every circulation date and mintmark combo on Jefferson Nickels from 1950-present. I do need the 2022 Denver, too, but I'm not counting it because it's so early in the year.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, the 2009’s are really hard to find in circulation. I do keep my eyes out for them though!

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