Due to the coronavirus, I am stuck at home and I cannot access part of my stack, where I have coins I have not posted about before.
So we will continue a series that I published almost two years ago, "The Modern American Silver Commemorative Dollars".
This will be a little different series, because the photos are new (I hope better than the old ones) and the text will be different (of course the basics are the same).
The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/
"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.
Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."
All coins weight 26.73g with 90% silver purity. They were issued in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design. I will alternate the Proofs with the Brilliant Uncirculated.
The fifty eighth is the PR70 DCAM 2009-P "Abraham Lincoln".
"The 2009 Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the 16th President of the United States. During the year, the United States Mint also would also issue a series of four different reverse designs for the 2009 Lincoln Cents, which represented different stages of Lincoln’s life."
PCGS graded 9,872 2009-P "Abraham Lincoln", with 2,516 as PR70 DCAM. 325,000 2009-P "Abraham Lincoln" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $94.00 and today's price is around $100.00. The issue price was $41.95.
The obverse features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Don Everhart. The portrait, which is symbolic of Lincoln’s strength and resolve, was inspired by Daniel Chester French’s sculpture which resides at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
The reverse of the coin features the final 43 words of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address surrounded by a laurel wreath.
The reverse was designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
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