|Face Value:||1 Dollar|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
The 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was minted to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Honored as one of the greatest Presidents in U.S. history, he guided the nation through the Civil War, and was struck down by an assassin's bullet on April 15, 1865.
Presented in a dark blue case with certificate of authenticity, this proof silver coin is made from .900 fineness silver with a total silver weight of .77345 troy ounces. Mirrored fields on obverse and reverse highlight the bust of Lincoln on obverse and the quote from the Gettysburg Address on reverse. Mintage of this coin was limited to 500,000 across all product options (singles and sets) by the U.S. Mint.
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The obverse of the coin features the image of Lincoln designed by U.S. Mint Master Designer Justin Kunz, inspired by Daniel Chester French’s famous sculpture of the seated President that resides in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart transformed Kunz's design into the die for this coin. Flanking Lincoln's bust are the words "In God We Trust" and "LIBERTY," with the year date 2009.
The reverse of the coin showcases the famous conclusion of the Gettysburg Address enclosed in a wreath: "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." The ribbon under the wreath hold the denomination of One Dollar, a facsimile of Lincoln's signature, and the motto E Pluribus Unum. Across the top of the reverse is "United States of America"