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About 2009 Lincoln Silver Dollars

Four score and seven years ago—actually, not that long ago—the United States Mint released a commemorative 2009 Lincoln silver dollar to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of his birth. On the obverse side of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln silver dollar, the 19th U.S. president’s face is featured with the words "Liberty" and "In God We Trust," along with the year. The reverse side of the 2009 Lincoln silver dollar proof features the last 43 words of Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. To fit all that text on the coin, the 2009 Lincoln silver dollar measures 1.5 inches in diameter. Numismatists can find these coins from reliable sellers on eBay, in a variety of conditions. The highest quality mint coins are available in their original velvet case and a protective cardboard sleeve, complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity issued by the United States Mint, but many others come in standard plastic coin protector boxes, which may or may not include a certificate. Whichever coin you choose, purchasing the Lincoln silver dollar will bring a piece of history into your home.