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Lincoln Silver Dollar to Go on Sale
By Numismatic News
February 06, 2009


The 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar will be released by the U.S. Mint at noon Feb. 12 to commemorate Lincoln's 200th birthday.

Mintage for the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar is set at 500,000 coins across all product options. Available options include proof and uncirculated versions of the coin, struck in 90 percent silver.

A special set containing a proof silver dollar and proof versions of four 2009 Lincoln one-cent coins-each bearing a design representative of a different aspect of Lincoln's life-is expected to be available in the spring. The special set will be limited to 50,000 units.

Pricing for the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar is as follows:

Product Code: LN7
Description: Proof Silver Dollar
Introductory Price: $37.95
Regular Price: $41.95

Product Code: LN8
Description: Uncirculated Silver Dollar
Introductory Price: $31.95
Regular Price: $33.95

Product Code: LN6
Description: Special Set
Introductory Price: -
Regular Price: TBD

The introductory sales period ends at 5 p.m. Eastern Time March 16, when regular prices will go into effect.

The designs of the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar are emblematic of the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The obverse (heads side) features an image symbolic of Lincoln's strength and resolve. The image was inspired by Daniel Chester French's famous sculpture of the President that sits inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The design-created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart-includes the inscriptions LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2009.

The reverse was designed and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. The design features the following inscription: WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN - THAT THIS NATION, UNDER GOD, SHALL HAVE A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM - AND THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

These last 43 words of the Gettysburg Address appear within a laurel wreath. Above the wreath is the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and below it, on a curling banner, is Lincoln's signature between the inscriptions ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The United States Mint will accept orders for the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar at www.usmint.gov or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). All domestic orders will be assessed a $4.95 shipping and handling fee.

Public Law 109-285, the "Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act," authorizes the United States Mint to pay qualifying surcharges collected from the sale of these commemorative coins to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to further its work.





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Comments
On February 6, 2009 GT said
Not a very attractive visage of Lincoln. I do not recall having seen a image of him taken by an artist or photographer at this angle. The face on the coin looks rather strained.
On February 6, 2009 SS said
Not a very good likeness.
On February 7, 2009 Leroy Vargas said
Looks like a facsimile of the Lincoln face last seen in the Series 1995 $5 Federal Reserve Note. I truly miss that view. Replying to GT: that angled image you don't recall ever seeing comes from an early photograph (or, to be more technically correct, daguerreotype) taken from him during the Civil War.
On February 10, 2009 john said
I think this coin will sale out.I like it,and it look good to me
On February 10, 2009 John said
I like Lincoln's image on the coin.  I expect the coin to sell out quickly, as well.  Especially with all the tie ins to our first black president taking office on the 200 year anniversary of the "Emancipation Proclaimation" Author's birth.  And the 100 year anniversary of the Lincoln Penny.  Gotta grab a couple of the Special 5-coin proof sets mentioned above, too.  Only 50,000 being minted!  
On February 10, 2009 John Fitzloff said
It would be great if the 2009 Proof Pennies were in the orginal 1909 95% copper 5% zinc!!!
On February 11, 2009 John said
My understanding is that is exactly what they are doing-I think both for this set and the regular issue proof sets, as well-at least, that's what I read...

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