Abraham Lincoln Proof Presidential Dollars are collectible versions of the circulating coins.
These proof coins were offered in a 2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set, 2010 US Proof Set and 2010 US Silver Proof Set and as individual Proof coins. These products were available directly from the US Mint.
The date and mint mark are located on the edge inscription of the coin.
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: Lettered
- Composition: 77% copper, 12% zinc, .070 manganese, .040 nickel
- Proof Mintage: 2,224,827
Abraham Lincoln Background:
Almost universally regarded as our greatest president, Lincoln rose from a log cabin childhood to become an Illinois state legislator and later to serve as 16th president during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. He is perhaps best remembered for signing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and for being assassinated at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth on April 15, 1865.
Notable quotes: “You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” “Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
- Born: February 12, 1809 in Larue County, KY
- Spouse: Mary Todd Lincoln
- Died: April 15, 1865 in Petersen House, Washington, DC