2009-P Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

Proving to be one of the most popular commemorative coins ever released by the US Mint, the 2009-P Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was issued to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of the 16th President of the United States.

Mintage: 500,000 across all product options
Sold Out: 27 Mar 2009
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This coin was issued along with an uncirculated version of the same design and four new cent coins released at intervals during the year, all featuring designs themed on Lincoln who led the country during the turbulent American Civil War.

Interest in the coins was high upon their release and a sell-out was declared approximately six weeks after they were first issued.

Inscription on Lincoln Commemorative Reverse

The reverse of the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollars contain an inscription showing the last 43 words of Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address:

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.

Issue Information

Each Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar is struck from 90% silver and 10% copper.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollars on the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth – February 12, 2009.

Issue Price

An introductory price of $37.95 was offered by the US Mint for the Lincoln Coin. Prices were raised to $41.95 on March 16, 2009.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘P’ mintmark found on each coin indicates it was struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

Designer & Sculptor / Engraver

Inspired by Daniel Chester French’s famous sculpture of the President inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the obverse (heads side) was designed by Justin Kunz and engraved by Don Everhart.

The reverse (tails side) was designed and engraved by United States Mint sculptor-engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Standard Weight: 26.73 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches or 38.10 mm
Edge: Reeded

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