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Why buy this: 2009-P Commemorative Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Silver Dollar Proof?
The U.S. Mint commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln with this commemorative proof silver dollar. While many figures in American history have become controversial in recent years, President Abraham Lincoln continues to be admired almost universally. He is credited with freeing the slaves and saving the union as he led the United States through the most turbulent time in its history, the Civil War. Part of a mintage of 325,000 pieces, this coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint form 26.73 g of .900 fine silver.
Powerful President Lincoln Design by Justin Kunz
Justin Kunz designed and Don Everhart II sculpted the obverse. It bears a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln at an angle. The admired figure looks off in the distances to the holder's right. The date, "2009," is inscribed to the right, while "LIBERTY" and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," are inscribed along the rim.
On the reverse, an open wreath encircles the final 43 words of President Lincoln's most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" arches over those words on the top half of the rim. A ribbon unfurls on the bottom half of the rim. On it are three inscriptions, the coin's face value, "ONE DOLLAR," "A. LINCOLN," which is in script, and the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Don't miss your chance to own this Commemorative: 2009-P Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Silver Dollar Proof.
This 2009-P Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2009|
|Weight in Grams:||24.06 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Abraham Lincoln portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Final 43 words of Gettysburg Address|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Justin Kunz and Don Everhart II|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Phebe Hemphill|