I guess you cannot ever be sure of anything?
If you're planning to go to Illinois for the FDOI, 2010, Lincoln cents with the shield reverse.
A bag of 5000 is already out, rolled, and being found in circulation.
You may have to go to Puerto Rico instead. That's where they have them. Ebay has them too(so I am told)!
So much for mint security. Just wait until you see a few 2009 PF and MS Eagle pop up. I guess there truly is no honor among anyone......anymore!
Sorry to rain on your parade.
2011 is so far away. Maybe the brain trust in Washington will do away with the penny by then?
My 2010 Silver Eagle is here too. I put imaging in so everyone that cares to look, can see. It looks a lot like the 2009....and the 2008.....etc.
Hopefully your news was better than mine today!