The Des Moines (Iowa) Coin Club, founded in 1936, is celebrating
its 75th anniversary in 2011 with five different encased coins,
including 2010 Lincoln Presidential dollars, 2011 Lincoln cents and a
limited quantity of 1936 Lincoln cents.
What is intended as the obverse of the coin encasement
(surrounding the obverse of the coin that the encasement holds) reads
DES MOINES COIN CLUB separated by a three-legged bison across the top;
an outlined shape of the state of Iowa with a star representing the
capital of Iowa, Des Moines, is at the bottom, with an ear of corn at
the left. The dollar coin encasement further reads SINCE 1936, and the
cent encasements read 75 YEARS.
Two different reverse encasement designs are used, differing by denomination.
What is intended for the reverse of the Lincoln dollar encasement
reads PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED
STATES, taken from the presidential oath of office, plus ★★★★★.
The intended reverse of the Lincoln cent encasement features a
Lincoln quote, WHATEVER YOU ARE, BE A GOOD ONE, with Abraham Lincoln’s
signature at the bottom.
A few of the encased 2011 cents and 2010 Lincoln dollars were
produced incorrectly, with intended reverse designs of the encasement
aligned with the obverse of the coins, and the intended encasement
obverse designs aligned with the coins’ reverse.
Penny Press Mint affixed the encasements to the coins.
The Des Moines Coin Club offers the encased coins by mail order to
collectors, priced as follows:
Either version of the 2010 Lincoln dollar (with the correct
encasement die pairing or with the incorrect pairing) is priced at $3;
either version of the 2011 Lincoln cent (correct or incorrect
encasement die pairing) is priced at $2; and the 1936 Lincoln cent is
priced at $3. Add $1 for shipping, plus $.50 for each additional coin
purchased. Customers should specify whether they want the 2010 and
2011 coins with the incorrect encasement die pairings, at no extra
charge. If the limited quantities of the incorrect encasement die
pairings are sold out, customers will receive the standard design,
with the “DM Coin Club” on the obverse side.
To order, send a check or money order payable to the Des Moines
Coin Club, P.O. Box 354, Des Moines, IA 50302. Allow three to six
weeks for delivery.
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