To coincide with the circulation release date of the coin, the United States Mint offered numismatic rolls of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar. This coin represents the final release of the year and the sixteenth release overall for the series honoring the former Presidents in the order served.
The Abraham Lincoln Dollar features his portrait on the obverse of the coin, paired with an image of the Statue of Liberty on the reverse. Both images were designed and sculpted by United Stats Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
The current release is the latest in a number of new coin designs featuring Abraham Lincoln. Last, year four different reverse designs were created for the 2009 Lincoln Cent, depicting four different stages of his life. This was accompanied by the issuance of the Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar, a commemorative coin with a limited mintage of 450,000 pieces. Earlier this year, the 2010 Lincoln Cent was released with a new permanent reverse design representing Lincoln’s preservation of the union.
For the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar, the United States Mint is offering 25-coin rolls from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. The circulating quality coins are contained in US Mint branded wrappers which indicate the issue, mint mark, and face value of the contents. Rolls are priced at $35.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. The rolls may be purchased online at http://catalog.usmint.gov.
Tomorrow, coinciding with the 147th anniversary of the delivery of the Gettysburg Address, a launch ceremony for the dollar coin will be held. The ceremony will take place on November 19, starting at 10:00 AM ET at President Lincoln’s cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C. Attendees will be allowed to exchange currency for rolls of the Lincoln Dollar at face value, following the ceremony.