Na dniach bedzie wychodzic kolejny prezydencki dolar - tym razem z Lincolnem
Specyfikacja i opis (sorry chlopaki nie mam czasu tlumaczyc wiec jest in english)
Country - USA
Year of Issue - 2009
Face Value - USD 1,00
Weight - 26,73 g
Diameter - 38,10 mm
Mintage Limit - 500.000 (across both finishes and all packaging
Finish - Proof or BU
Composition - .900 Fine Silver
Edge - Reeded (serrated, milled)
Certificate - Included
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, serving from 1861 – 1865, was
perhaps America's greatest president and leader, demonstrating
uncommon courage during the Civil War, the greatest crisis in the
USA's history. His life is commemorated in music, poetry and
sculpture; his words are quoted by poets and politicians; and his face
appears on coins, currency and postage stamps. Mountains, cities,
highways and schools throughout the country bear his name.
Born of humble roots in present-day LaRue County, Kentucky, on
February 12, 1809, Lincoln reached the presidency through a
combination of honesty, integrity, intelligence and commitment to the
United States of America. With the firm belief that all men are
created equal, he led the effort to end the institution of slavery in
the United States.
President Lincoln had a generous heart, "with malice toward none, with
charity for all." He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country,
dying from an assassin’s bullet on April 15, 1865, just days after the
end of the Civil War. He is today viewed as an American martyr.
In dedicating the Gettysburg National Cemetery* at Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, site of one of the fiercest battles of the war, Lincoln
eloquently reminded the country and the world why it was being waged:
"…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."
Today, the Gettysburg Address is recognized as one of the most
beautiful and poetic statements in American literature, a moving
tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the ideals for
which they died.
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.