Lincoln Silver Dollar Commemorative
The year 2009 marks the bicentennial anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Public Law 109-285, the "Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act," signed into law on September 27, 2006, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $1 silver coins in commemoration of this milestone anniversary.
The obverse (heads) of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar features an image of President Lincoln with the inscriptions LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2009, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The image is symbolic of Lincoln's strength and resolve, and was inspired by Daniel Chester French's famous sculpture of the President that sits inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Surcharges from sales of the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar are authorized to be paid to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to further its work in planning the celebration of Lincoln's bicentennial and the continued study of his life.